David Engebretson

Geology Department

Western Washington University

Professor Emeritus at Western Washington University, after 31 years of teaching geophysics. Dave has achieved professional success despite his lifelong blindness. His disability was an inspiration to his students, and WWU and the Geology Department were extremely supportive throughout his career. In the later years of his career at WWU Dave developed creative curricula including courses titled "Hearing the Mind's Eye", "Climate Related Geologic Hazards", "Sounds on Earth", "Interpretation of Geologic Data", and "Outdoor Science Learning Resources". Read more about how Dave's work with sonification of data: