Research School of Earth Sciences
Colorado School of Mines
Since fall 2021 I have at the Colorado School of Mines, in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering as Teaching Assistant Professor and Field Camp Director. My teaching interests include earth materials, petrology, field geology and introductory classes. Prior to Mines I have taught at Oklahoma State University and Australian National University, where I earned my PhD in 2014. I am a regular reviewer for Teach the Earth and attendee at the Earth Educators' Rendezvous.
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Density Driven Flows part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This hands-on lab activity is designed to teach students about how density differences, due to salinity, drive the flow of currents in the ocean. It also helps develop skills in performing and designing simple ...
Mineral Structural Formulae & Stochiometry part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Share-a-Thon:Share-a-Thon Presentations
This is an Excel-based activity used in mineralogy and petrology courses to introduce the concept to determining the mineral structure formulae (or cations per atomic functional unit) from given mineral oxide data, ...
Conference Presentation (1)
Understanding ocean circulation using open-ended experiments in an introductory class part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Density-driven flow is a major driver of ocean circulation that we introduce to Earth Systems Science students using quantitative tank experiments. Recently, we added an open-ended activity to the lab – ...
Other Contributions (5)
Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Morning Workshops:Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences
This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution ...
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