I have over 15 years experience teaching and conducting research at community colleges, and regional and research universities. In addition to traditional classroom teaching, I also develop and teach a variety of online and field-based courses in the sciences for high school and college students.
My specializations include: stratigraphy; sedimentology; paleontology; paleoecology; ecology; science and environmental education, coastal processes and geomorphology.
I have a hands-on teaching style, where I believe that the best education opportunities come form application to real-world events and situations. I use my research, travels, and photography to bring the world to my classroom.
*****Selected Academic Grants and Awards*****
Australian Postgraduate Award - Australian Government - 2012
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Australian Government - 2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (Honorable Mention) - 2000
USA Today All-USA Academic First Team - 1998
USA Today All-USA Community and Junior College Academic First Team - 1997
M.Sc. (Geology) - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX - 2003
B.Sc. (Geology) - Lamar University, Beaumont, TX - 1999
B.Sc. (Earth Science) - Lamar University, Beaumont, TX - 1999
A.Sc. (Mathematics) - Lamar State College, Orange, TX - 1997
A.Sc. (Computer Science) - Lamar State College, Orange, TX - 1996
A.Sc. (Natural Science) - Lamar State College, Orange, TX - 1994
Besides being a scientist, I am also a professional fine art, documentary, and scientific photographer, with over 17 years of experience.
Since 2006, I have exhibited work in 78 museum and gallery exhibits, including four solo exhibitions. In addition to publishing numerous photographs in fine art journals, I have also received several awards at national and international juried exhibitions and competitions.
*****Selected Photography Awards*****
Spotlight Award - Black and White Portfolio Competition - B&W + Color Magazine, Issue #94, December 2012
Merit Award - Color Single Image Competition - B&W + Color Magazine, Issue #90, April 2012
Juror Award - Illuminance - 2011
Juror Award - The Geological Society of America Photo Competition - 2011
Merit Award - Black and White Portfolio Competition - B&W + Color Magazine, Issue #84, June 2011
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