Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
I have been a part of the SERC web team since the summer of 2018. As a Geoscience Assistant, I am involved in developing and maintaining web content, supporting webinars and workshops, and participating in education research and evaluation projects.
I spent the last three years teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Macalester College, University of Minnesota, and more recently at Gustavus Adolphus College. As a new professor, SERC resources were an integral part in developing my course design, active learning modules, and my overall teaching philosophy. These experiences solidified my passion for higher education in the STEM disciplines and I wanted to further create, develop, support, and communicate ideas about teaching geosciences.
My interests have broadly spanned the interactions between and its environments and ultimately focusing on understanding ecological responses to environmental change in the past and present. Previous research spans multiple habitat types, organisms, and timescales (modern, decadal, millions of years) and typically utilized stable isotope geochemistry for diet and environmental reconstructions.
Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Quaternary Paleoecology (minor), University of Minnesota, 2015
Ecology and Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Small Mammals and the Implications for Paleoecology
M.S., Geology, Syracuse University, 2009,
Rapid Growth Explains Large Size of Mollusks in the Eocene Gosport Sand, US Gulf Coast
B.S., Biology, Geology (minor), Syracuse University, 2006
Website Content Contributions
SAGE Musings: Catalyzing and Sustaining Institutional Change part of SAGE 2YC:SAGE Musings
Our world is changing rapidly. To prepare the next generation of students for their roles in the workforce and society, our institutions of higher education need to change as well. However, institutional change is ...
Conference Presentation (1)
Project EDDIE: Supporting Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Using Large Data Sets part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The increasing availability and wealth of large, environmental datasets creates new opportunities to teach scientific concepts and quantitative reasoning with these data. Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven ...