Jennifer Wenner


University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Jennifer M. Wenner is a rotating program director at the National Science Foundation in the Earth Sciences Division and Professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is 2022 Past President of NAGT and a member of NAGT’s Teach the Earth website committee. Jen collaborated with Eric Baer to design and create The Math You Need, When You Need It (, which has been used to remediate mathematical skills in introductory geoscience classrooms around the country. TMYN grew out of her work on another TTE resource – Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences. Her geological research interests include petrography and geochemistry of continental arcs, magmatic processes, magma mixing and the generation of continental crust.  She received her BA in Geology from Carleton College (1992) and her PhD in Geology from Boston University (2001).

Project Leader, Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

The Math You Need, When You Need It Math tutorials for students in introductory geosciences part of Math You Need
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (9)

Continental Crust Mass Balance Calculation part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
A quantitative skills-intensive exercise using data from the Mineral Mountains, Utah, to calculate mass balance and to address the "space problem" involved with emplacing plutons into the crust.

Course (1)

Physical Geology part of Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is a large lecture course (140-200 students) with 6-8 2 hour lab sections (24-25 students each) taught by me or another faculty member. Because 75-90% of the students in this course are taking it as a ...

Conference Presentations (6)

Geoscience Success Lessons: Short interventions to improve student success in introductory geology labs part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Poster Sessions:Posters
Geoscience students report math skills and attitudes as a barrier to their interest and success in geoscience. Yet, few studies have examined whether math serves as a barrier to student success and persistence ...

Other Contributions (5)

Integrating Affective Domain Mini Lessons into Introductory Geology Classes part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Afternoon Workshops
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to 6 affective domain lessons that were developed to be used in introductory geoscience courses. The lessons use a flipped teaching approach and have an online ...


Workshop Leader (6 workshops)

Workshop Participant (40 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
Teaching Online Introductory Geoscience Labs
July 2020
EER 2020 Art and Field Sketching
July 2020

Webinar Participant