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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: Ben Surpless part of 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 ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Ashanti Pyrtle part of 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 ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Katryn Wiese part of 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 ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree

Career Profile: Ann Bykerk-Kauffman part of 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 ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Master's degree

Career Profile: Tim Bralower part of Career Profiles
I received a BA from Oxford University in Earth Science in 1980. I then came over to the US and went to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. My first year was pretty much a disaster and I failed my oral ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Kurt Friehauf part of Career Profiles
I earned my B.S. degree at Colorado State University (5+ years) because I grew up in Fort Collins, didn't have a car with which to leave town, and I could just afford tuition by cooking in a nice restaurant ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Lawford Anderson part of Career Profiles
I received a BA in geology (with minor in History) from Trinity University in 1970 and a MS and Ph.D. in geology (minor in Chemistry) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1972 and 1975, respectively. In the ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Robyn Dunbar part of Career Profiles
I have a BA in Geology from Trinity University. I knew I wanted to be a university professor before I knew what my major would be. I earned my Masters (marine sedimentology) and PhD (sed/strat)from Rice University. ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Ph. D.

Career Profile: Kathleen Surpless part of Career Profiles
I went to a small liberal arts college (Amherst College), majored in Geology, and went directly into a PhD program (Stanford University). I was always planning on a career in academia, and did my best to get ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Bachelor's degree

Career Profile: Mike Phillips part of Career Profiles
I received my Bachelors ('86) and Masters ('90) at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As an undergraduate, I was involved in student orientation for three years and a Resident Assistant in a dorm ...

Highest Degree Granted by Dept: Associate's degree


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