Jennifer Wenner


University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Jennifer M. Wenner is Professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is currently second vice president of NAGT and chair of NAGT’s Teach the Earth website committee. She was collaborating PI (with Eric Baer) on 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 (2)

Exploring the many ways that instructors use TMYN part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
We explore the many ways that The Math You Need, When You Need It (TMYN) is used both formally and informally to support quantitative skills use and development in the geosciences. TMYN was originally designed as a ...

Building on-ramps to more effective teaching in tectonics part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Despite significant gains over the last two decades, there remains a large percentage of geoscience faculty who have yet to move toward incorporating engaged teaching practices in their courses. Following ...

Other Contributions (2)

Teaching for Quantitative Literacy in Undergraduate Geoscience Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Morning Workshops:Teaching for Quantitative Literacy in Undergraduate Geoscience Courses
Participants will work in small groups to integrate quantitative literacy into a pre-existing geoscience course (both introductory and upper-level courses are appropriate). Groups will consider appropriate ...

Physical Geology at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh part of Math You Need:Implementations
Implementor(s): Jennifer Wenner, Christie Demosthenous, Kate Kramer Enrollment: 140-180 Challenges to using math in geoscience University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is a four-year comprehensive university located in NE ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Central Section, Geoscience Education Research Division

Workshop Leader (4 workshops)

Workshop Participant (11 workshops)

Webinar Participant