Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Southern Oregon University.
Education: B.S., Geology, Pitt-Johnstown (1995); M.S., Indiana University (1998); Ph.D., Geology, Indiana University (2002).
Notable Accomplishments: Major Research Instrumentation Grant, 2004, National Science Foundation; Best Paper Award, 2003, Mountain Geologist (journal of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists); Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1998-1999, Indiana University; Shell Fellowship, 1995-1996, Indiana University.
Past Positions: Instructor, Indiana University, Spring 2002; Geological Intern, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, summer 2001; Associate Instructor, Indiana University, 1997-2000; Research Assistant, Indiana University, summers 1999-2001; Geological Intern, Shell Oil Company, summers 1997 and 1998.
Personal Statement: "I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a geology major at Pitt-Johnstown and decided to pursue my Ph.D. with the goal of teaching geology at the college level. In graduate school, I realized that I wanted to teach at a small unviersity with only an undergraduate program. This decision was spurred by my positive experiences in the classroom and my relationship with the geology faculty at Pitt-Johnstown. I am currently teaching at Southern Oregon University, a small, state-supported university very similar to Pitt-Johnstown. I hope that I will have as much of a positive impact on my students as my professors at Pitt-Johnstown had on me."
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