Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research
My current position at Elon University is as Assistant Director for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. I am currently serving as President of the Geoscience Education Research Division of NAGT.
I received my Ph.D. in geoscience from Rutgers University in 2013 and my B.A. in anthropology and Earth and environmental sciences from Vanderbilt University in 2005. My research has investigated the effects of active learning techniques on conceptual geoscience knowledge and skillsets such as critical thinking and writing, student and instructor perceptions of course redesign and the implementation of active learning in introductory geoscience courses, and the dynamic landscape evolution of the Delaware River Valley in the context postglacial climate change.
Website Content Contributions
What's in the Water? Benchmarking Activity part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This short (15-25 min) writing activity asks students to respond to a series of prompts related to the content knowledge and societal issues explored in the "What's in the Water?" PFAS Contamination ...
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Conference Presentations (7)
Student Learning Outcomes and Experiences Associated with Student-Centered Redesign of a General Education Geology Course part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The University of Kansas has embarked upon an ambitious agenda for transforming introductory level courses with an emphasis on active learning in STEM disciplines. We present results and analysis of a redesigned ...
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Creating Inquiry-Based Labs for Introductory Geology Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Morning Workshops:Creating Inquiry-Based Labs for Introductory Geology Courses
Inquiry based laboratory activities in undergraduate introductory geoscience courses are important opportunities to engage students in face-to-face and online environments. Often, laboratory activities are ...
New England Section, Geoscience Education Research Division
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