Katherine Ryker

Geography and Geology

University of South Carolina-Columbia

I am an Assistant Professor in Earth Science Education at Eastern Michigan University, and serve as the Vice President and Secretary for the NAGT Geoscience Education Research division (Secretary: Fall 2014-present; Vice President: May 2017-present). 


My primary research interests include exploring connections between reformed teaching practices, student learning, teaching beliefs, and the implementation of inquiry-based labs in geoscience classrooms (lectures and labs). Other topics I am interested in include online educational resources, pre-service teacher identity development, professional development of faculty and graduate students, and student learning strategies and engagement in large introductory courses.


I am always looking to establish new collaborations at other institutions! Please let me know if you're interested in tackling a project together.

Workshop Participant, Reviewer


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

Workshop Participant (14 workshops)