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Academic Career Profiles

One way to assess whether a particular career track might be right for you is to read about the lives of people who have chosen that track – what they do day to day, what the challenges and rewards of their jobs are, and so on. The profiles below offer a window into many different possible career tracks in the geosciences.


Profiles of "Preparing for an Academic Career" Workshop Leaders

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. The geoscientists shown below have been leaders of the Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences Workshops. You can search the collection by highest degree granted (by their department), by typing text into the search box, or just by browsing.



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Career Profile: Pamela Burnley part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I received at MS and PhD in Geology from UC Davis after obtaining an undergraduate degree in Geology from Brown University. After grad school I worked as a post doc at Cornell, Princeton, and then CU Boulder for a ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Rachel O'Brien part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I attended Colgate University for my Bachelors degree. Both my M.S. and Ph.D. are from Washington State University under the same advisor. My educational path was definitely not a linear one: between each of my ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I received a PhD in Geology from Caltech in 1997. I held two post-doctoral positions in isotope geochemistry labs in Paris (1997-1999) and Syracuse University (2000-2001) and then taught high school Earth Science ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic:2YC
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Eugene Cordero part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I have a BS and MS in physics from California State University, Northridge (in the Los Angeles area) and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric science from U.C. Davis.

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Wayne Powell part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I earned my BS at the University of Toronto and my MS and PhD at Queen's University at Kingston. I was initially focused on mineral exploration, and worked summers for government surveys and mineral ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Jennifer Anderson part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I grew up in eastern Wisconsin and went to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, for my undergraduate degrees. I wanted to be an astronomer, so I started as an Astrophysics and Physics major. In my third year, ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Ben Surpless part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
I received my degree in Geology from Carleton College. My professors at Carleton inspired me to teach - my interaction with them in the classroom and their inspired push for greater depth and breadth of knowledge ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Ashanti Pyrtle part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
B.S. in marine science in 1999 from Texas A&M University Interned at Texas Instruments as a polymer chemist for 5 summers and Christmas breaks Bypassed the M.S. and received a Ph.D. in chemical oceanography ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Katryn Wiese part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
B.S. Caltech, Geology (including three summers doing research in 1) astrophysics, 2) geochemistry in Australia, 3) geochemistry in Hawaii). M.S. Oregon State University, Geology (volcano research in Iceland + 2 ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic:2YC
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Ann Bykerk-Kauffman part of Cutting Edge:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
BS: Grand Valley State University (a small 6000-student public 4-year college when I was there; it is now a much larger comprehensive university). MS and PhD: University of Arizona. I began teaching at CSU Chico ...

Resource Type: Academic: Career Profile:Academic
Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree


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