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Academic Career Profiles

The life of a professor (or instructor) can vary greatly, because of the great variety of academic institutions. 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. While none of the profiles below is meant to be "representative" of a particular academic setting, collectively they help to illustrate this variety. 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: Devin Castendyk part of Career Profiles
In 1996, I received a BA in Geology from Hartwick College, a small, private, liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York. My experiences instilled in me a desire to teach geology at a small liberal arts institution. ...

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

Career Profile: Barbara Tewksbury part of Career Profiles
I received a BS in geology from St. Lawrence University in 1973 and went to graduate school at University of Colorado on an NSF graduate fellowship. I knew that I wanted to teach at an undergraduate institution ...

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

Career Profile: Ed Harvey part of Career Profiles
I received my BS in Geology/Geophysics from Olivet Nazarene College in 1986, my MS in Hydrogeochemistry from Purdue University in 1990, and my PhD in Hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) ...

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

Career Profile: Dana Royer part of Career Profiles
I have a BA from University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from Yale University. After Yale, I spent one year at the University of Sheffield (UK) and three years at Penn State before landing my current position at ...

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

Career Profile: Joshua Villalobos part of Career Profiles
2011-Present-Associate Professor, District-wide coordinator for Geological Sciences, El Paso Community College (EPCC) 2006-2011- Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, EPCC 2003-2005- Adjunct ...

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

Career Profile: Erin Kraal part of Career Profiles
I have a bachelors of science in geology from Washington and Lee University. Then I traveled to University of California Santa Cruz. First I earned my masters degree in surface processes. Then I changed advisors ...

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

Career Profile: David McConnell part of Career Profiles
I have a BSc from Queen's University, Northern Ireland. I went to Oklahoma State for a Masters. I thought it would be a nice wee 2-year excursion to the US that turned in to a career. I was much better as a ...

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

Career Profile: Anne Egger part of Career Profiles
I've had a complicated educational and career path. I took three years between undergraduate and grad school, during which time I had a job as a river guide and various other things. I them completed an MS and ...

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

Career Profile: Margot Gerritsen part of Career Profiles
'90 MS in applied mathematics '96 PhD in computational maths and mechanical engineering '97-2001, Faculty position University of Auckland, NZ 2001-present, Associate Professor Stanford University in ...

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

Career Profile: Steve Semken part of Career Profiles
Perhaps a bit atypical, but it worked for me. I earned degrees in three different though related fields: SB Earth and Planetary Science, MS Geochemistry, and PhD Ceramics (Materials Science). While doing graduate ...

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


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