Karen Kortz


Community College of Rhode Island

Karen Kortz has been teaching introductory geoscience courses at the Community College of Rhode Island for over 10 years. She has a passion for teaching, as evidence by receiving several teaching awards from her school and the Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching in 2008. Karen's research field is geoscience education research, and she is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geoscience Education. Karen is also passionate about sharing research findings about effective teaching. She has lead multiple workshops, has authored the books Lecture Tutorials for Geoscience and Lecture Tutorials for Earth Science, and is currently working on an introductory geology textbook. Karen was nominated to be a GSA Fellow in 2014. For a full cv, please visit her webpage http://faculty.ccri.edu/kkortz/index.shtml.

Workshop Leader and Participant


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
New England Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division, Geoscience Education Research Division

Workshop Leader (5 workshops)

Workshop Participant (12 workshops)