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? Lesson 6: Drinking Water Quality Regulation in the U.S. part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In the sixth lesson of the "What's in the Water?" PFAS Contamination Unit", students learn about how drinking water quality and PFAS are regulated at the federal and state levels in the U.S. and ...
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Do students learn science best with hands-on activities in introductory geology labs? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday Poster Session
Laboratory activities provide opportunities to engage undergraduates in the "hands-on" portion of introductory courses. We conducted a study in which 11 teaching assistants (TAs) were asked a series of ...
Other Contributions (13)
Research on Institutional Change and Professional Development part of NAGT:Our Work:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Institutional Change and Professional Development
Download a pdf of this chapterKelsey Bitting, Northeastern University; Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder; LeeAnna Chapman, University of San Diego; Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary; ...
New England Section, Geoscience Education Research Division
45 activities reviewed
July 2017 Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015
July 2015 Carbon, Climate, and Energy Resources Interest Group
Earth Educators' Rendezvous Interest Group
JGE Associate Editors
Teach the Earth
Workshop Participant (25 workshops)
July 2021 Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019 Attendees
July 2019 Neutralizing the Politicization of Climate Science and Energy Policy