David Voorhees

Mathematics and Sciences Division. includes math, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, geography, Earth Science / Geology, Earth Science

Waubonsee Community College

David Voorhees has been teaching geosciences full time at Waubonsee Community College since 2002, after several years of part-time teaching.  He found his passion for teaching while working on his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, where he studied the glacial stratigraphy of Illinois.  He is passionate about bringing to his students an understanding of the earth and the geosciences, and is constantly experimenting with different pedagogies to engage his typical general education student.   He is also very active in bringing the 2YC geoscience community together, and pooling the resources of 2YC geoscientists around the country to bring to his students, through work with Geo2YC, a Division of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.  He was the first President of Geo2YC.  He has represented the 2YC geosciences community on the Education and Public Outreach Standing Committee of IRIS, on various NSF committees, including the Advisory Committee to the Geosciences Directorate.  He was elected a Fellow of the AAAS in 2014 and was a co-recipient of the Full-Time Faculty of the Year for 2015 by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. 

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Aurora Mastodont Project - Matrix Analyses Project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a laboratory based assignment that is for Introductory level geoscience classes (Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science) that brings an authentic research experience to your students. In the ...

The Oil Game: Problem-based learning exercise in an Environmental Geology lecture-format class part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Activities
This is an active engagement exercise as a capstone exercise in a unit on energy in an Environmental Geology class of non-science majors combining a 'field-based' simulation and 'office-based' geological modeling. It uses readily available supplies and easily constructed equipment that can take 1 or 2 class meetings.

Ungoogleable assignments for a Physical Geology class and lab part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Share-a-Thon
The COVID pandemic has changed how all of us are teaching and assessing our students. As in many institutions, most all classes at Waubonsee Community College were online, and in the case of the Physical Geology ...

Essays (4)

SAGE Musings: Flipping Your Class part of SAGE 2YC:SAGE Musings
I gave a presentation at the October 2017 Geological Society of America meeting in Seattle, on "Flipping or Flopping in a General Education Science class" in the session The Challenge of Defining Student ...

Other Contributions (3)

David H. Voorhees part of Supporting Community College Faculty Across the Disciplines:Fall 2012 Workshop:Participant Profiles
Associate Professor Earth Science / Geology Waubonsee Community College Rt 47 @ Waubonsee Drive Sugar Grove, IL 60554 dvoorhees@waubonsee.edu × Phone:630.466.2783 Background Information David Voorhees has ...

Session I: Technology, Pedagogy, and DEI part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Share-a-Thon
Share-a-thon Session I will be held from 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET on Monday. All Rendezvous participants are invited to attend. Presenters will be encouraged to post a ...

Dolomite part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Rock and Mineral Exchange:Postings
Dave Voorhees, Waubonsee Community College dvoorhees@waubonsee.edu Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Large Collection I can provide hand specimens (and larger) of Sugar Run ...


Workshop Leader (5 workshops)

Workshop Participant (23 workshops)

Webinar Participant (7 webinars)