~7 years as a lab instructor (earth sciences) at Michigan Statue University and Virginia Tech. Former Earth and Atmospheric Sciences faculty at Central Michigan University. I have fact checked, edited, and created supplementary materials for eight textbooks and lab manuals published by Pearson. I have provided educational outreach to the public at Michigan State University (my favorite: Darwin Day!), Virginia Tech Museum of Geosciences, and the Central Michigan University Museum of Cultural and Natural History.
Active listening, Socratic, and with adherence to Bloom's Taxonomy. Adaptive to the student on an individual basis.
Writing for Technical Professionals: Effective Writing Techniques ResCare Academy. Completed: 3/15/2019. Business Writing: Editing and Proofreading ResCare Academy. Completed: 3/15/2019. Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information. Statement of Accomplishment earned from Coursera.org. 2013. Virginia Museum Fundamentals Forum. Held at Virginia Tech by the Virginia Association of Museums. 2010. Virginia Museum Collections Boot Camp. Held at Virginia Tech by the Virginia Association of Museums. 2010.
Doctorate of Philosophy, Geology (Vertebrate Paleontology) Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2011 Dissertation: Description of Tanytrachelos ahynis and its implications for the phylogeny of Protorosauria Master of Science, Geology (Vertebrate Paleontology) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2007 Thesis: Implications of Claw Morphology for Possible Aquatic Locomotion in Pteranodon Bachelor of Arts, Geology University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Scientific literacy is my number one passion in life.