Karin Kirk

Karin Kirk

kkirk at carleton.edu

I began working on digital collections while finishing up my master's at MSU in 2002. Presently, I help organize and do logistics for some of the On the Cutting Edge workshops, and I build and maintain the digital collections that support the workshops. In 2007, I authored a Starting Point module about the Lifestyle Project. I have also been developing the content in the Affective Domain module, which is a topic that I particularly enjoy.

In the summer of 2007, my employer switched from Montana State University to Carleton College and the SERC office. However, I am still enjoying the same job duties as before.

Because teaching is my real passion, I have a variety of small teaching jobs to keep me fulfilled. I teach distance learning geology classes for Empire State College. In the winter, I spend all my free time teaching skiing at Bridger Bowl ski area. And in the summer I do some coaching with our local bike racing team.

My background in the earth sciences is in environmental geology and hydrology. My master's research involved investigating the Madison Aquifer for a potential public water supply for the city of Bozeman, MT. Prior to that I taught geology and environmental science at Skidmore College.


Montana State University - Geology, M.S., 2002
Skidmore College - Geology, B.A. with honors, 1990


Kirk, K.B., Mogk, D.W., Tewksbury, B.J., 2004, A Compendium of web-based resources for teaching structural geology: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, v. 36, n. 5.

Kirk, K.B. and Thomas, J.J., 2003, The Lifestyle Project: The Journal of Geologic Education, v. 51, n. 5, p. 496-499.

Kirk, K.B. and Custer, S.G., 2001, Potential of the Madison Aquifer for a city water supply in Bozeman, Montana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program.

Kirk, K.B., Halstead, J.A., and Thomas, J.J., 1997, Field Studies in Environmental Science: An interdisciplinary college course on a local watershed, in Warwick, J.J. ed, Proceedings of the AWRA Annual Symposium, Water resources education, training and practice: Opportunities for the next century: American Water Resources Association, Herndon, VA, TPS-97-1, p. 501-508