I really enjoy empowering students to be independent scholars and well-informed citizens. I’ve found that incorporating big projects and research into these undergraduate experiences is a great way to engage students.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is one of my favorite activities because it provides the opportunity to generate excitement for geography in a new cohort of students. I truly enjoy the challenge of intellectually engaging students with geographical topics while helping them progress as scholars and citizens. During the past twelve years, it’s been an incredible privilege to share my enthusiasm for geography with students while developing their analytical tools to interpret our world.  Read More…

Student Research

Engaging students in research is a really fun and hands-on way to get students immersed in our field, and producing impressive results.  I’m a strong believer that independent and collaborative original research should be the hallmark of an effective undergraduate education.  I am the faculty editor/adviser of our department’s MUEarthLab website, a forum for student and faculty research.


I have other stuff about my teaching experience and so forth on my curriculum vitae.

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