Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research
My current position at Elon University is as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; I was formerly the Associate Director for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning here. I am currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geoscience Education (2023-2026), and am a Past-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.
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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)
Engaging students in the scientific process: A case study of inquiry within five introductory geology courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday Oral Session A
Introductory geology courses provide crucial opportunities to learn how to apply scientific information and practices, and help recruit students to the major. As such, high quality instruction is important, ...
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Fostering Sustainable Institutions: Engaging Our Universities in the Movement for Change part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Events of the past year and a half have highlighted, in many ways, that the socio-economic systems of our globalized culture are not sustainable. Education has always been at the forefront of catalyzing change and ...
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