In the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach courses in geology, geochemistry, biology, and paleontology to diverse groups of students, both in the classroom and in the field:

As an assistant professor, at Western Carolina University:

Environmental Geochemistry

Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

Earth History and Prehistoric Life

Climate and Water Resources

Earth: Geology, Hazards, Resources, and Environment

Investigations in Environmental Geology

Methods in Geology

Geology Field Trip: Kentucky

Geology Field Trip: Great Smoky Mountains

The Nature of Science

Topics in Geology: Earth History and Biodiversity 

Topics in Geology: Paleoclimate

Topics in Geology: Field Methods

Geology, Landscapes, and the Human Psyche

As instructor, at the University of Calgary:

Field Methods

As instructor, at the University of Washington:

Field Camp 400A

Field Camp 400B

As instructor, Western Washington University:

Field Camp, 2014

As a visiting professor, at Colorado College:

The Rocky Mountains as a Physical System

The Rocky Mountains as a Chemical System

As a TA, at the University of Washington:

Field Camp 400B

Field Camp 400A

Introduction to Geological Sciences


Physical Processes of the Earth

Invertebrate Paleontology

At Ingraham High School in Seattle, as an assistant teacher through the GK12 OACIS teaching fellowship:

Honors Biology

Marine Biology

Earth Sciences

In addition to classroom teaching, I’ve had the opportunity to teach field geology in southwestern Montana, with the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and the University of Calgary. In addition to mapping the spectacular fold and thrust structures of southwest Montana, I introduce my field camp students to sedimentology, stratigraphy, and Earth’s evolutionary history using the Paleozoic and Mesozoic strata of Montana as a natural laboratory.