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Chancellor Professor, Geology Department, College of William & Mary
I am a professor in the Geology Department at the College of William & Mary and am co-director of the Marine Science Minor Program. I teach a variety of courses including Reading the Earth (a freshman seminar), The Sedimentary Record, andCollege Science Teaching . I have worked on a variety of professional development programs, including SAGE 2YC, On the Cutting Edge, a professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty that was funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, and the Building Strong Geoscience Departments Program. I was Chair of the Geology Department for eight years. When I was Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Arts and Sciences, at William and Mary, I was the Chief Transfer Officer and also served on the State Committee on Transfer.
Instructor, Geology, Highline College
I am an instructor at Highline College. I teach a wide variety of geoscience courses including Geologic Catastrophes and am a PI on the Math You Need When You Need It, a project to develop and test online quantitative support modules for introductory geoscience students. I have a particular interest in developing a community of community college faculty to exchange information and ideas about the wide variety of roles that we fill. To that end, I have been involved in several projects that support 2YC faculty attendance and participation at the national meetings of the Geological Society of America. I have a PhD in volcanology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Bachelor's degree from Carleton College.
Senior Lecturer, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon
I am a marine biologist at the University of Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB). I have been involved in several national faculty professional development programs including the Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching and the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence - Pacific Partnerships (COSEE-PP). The COSEE-PP project has concentrated on providing 2YC faculty with professional opportunities to work with ocean scientists and learn about current ocean science research that is useful for their teaching. We also developed a research internship program, Promoting Research Investigations in the Marine Environment "PRIME" that brought community college students to Pacific marine labs for a summer research experience. I oversee the marine biology major at the UO and teach a marine environmental issues course. I am a member of the education and diversity committee of the National Association of Marine Laboratories.
Professor, Geography/Geology Department, University of Wisconsin-Richland
I am a professor in the Geography/Geology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Richland, a freshman/sophomore liberal arts institution. I teach a variety of introductory courses including Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Environmental Geology, Natural Disasters, and Evolution & the History of Life. My interests lie in geoscience education at community colleges, particularly in supporting the successful transfer of first-generation students from two-year to four-year colleges.
Science Education and Research Associate, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
After earning my PhD in Structural Geology and teaching college for five years, I landed a job at SERC (the Science Education Resource Center). My work at SERC has several components, each of which supports SERC's overall mission: improving science education at the college and university level. These components are conducting research on learning in the undergraduate science classroom, developing curricular materials that incorporate what we know from research on learning, and faculty professional development. My role in the SAGE 2YC project is a natural fit for these interests. For this project, I will be involved in planning the annual workshops for faculty change agents, developing the project website, supporting change agent teams in planning their local workshop program and follow-on activities, and virtual professional development activities.
Geoscience Education Associate, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
As a member of the SERC webteam for over a decade, my work centers around the dual foci of developing website content related to issues in geoscience and geoscience education and in helping to develop and support faculty professional development opportunities. I have spent several years developing expertise in issues related to attracting and supporting students from underrepresented minorities in geoscience majors as well as issues facing two-year college faculty and their students. I have also spent time as an adjunct instructor at a community college so I have some first hand experience at the intersection of these themes. I helped develop many of the website materials for the original SAGE 2YC project related to Workforce Development and Supporting Student Success and will continue to help develop materials needed to support the faculty change agents during this second incarnation of the project. Prior to coming to SERC, I received a Masters Degree in Geophysics from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors Degree in Physics from North Carolina State University.
Science Education and Evaluation Associate, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Evaluation and Research Team
Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professor and founding director, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor of Higher Education, School of Education, College of William and Mary
Director of Evaluation, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
My work includes the evaluation, educational research, and usability efforts that ground SERC projects in the reality of educator practice. I approach evaluation and assessment from a constructivist perspective and have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods. My research interests include faculty development influences on teaching practices, program interventions aimed at broadening access in STEM undergraduate education, and the role of institutional context in theories of change about faculty learning and student learning. I am the internal evaluator for this project.