"And live in fascination...fascination forever"
- Draw Us Lines, Constantines
My teaching philosophy is closely linked to my own experiences as a lifelong learner who wakes each day with a sense of fascination for the world. I have a desire to use my role as an occasion to connect with students and increase awareness of the world around them. My teaching experience has primarily involved environmental and physical science courses. I view natural science as a fundamentally hands-on, exploratory pursuit and I am excited to develop courses related to my own background in biogeography and forest ecology. I'm very interested in taking advantage of Augustana's new 3-11 semester structure to develop ideas for a field course that would provide an immersive, experiential learning opportunity.
I have taught several geography and environmental studies courses at Mount Allison University and Queen's University. Courses that I have taught at Augustana include the following:
AUENV 233 - Soil Science and Soil Resources (W11 2018, W11 2020)
AUENV 220 - Solutions in Sustainability (F3 2018, W3 2019, W3 2020, next offering W3 2021)
AUGEO 351 - Biogeography (F11 2018)
AUGEO 251 - Climatology (W11 2019)
I will be leading two new courses in 2020/21! In the Fall 3-week I will be teaching a Dendrochronology field course (AUIDS 387) based at the newly expanded Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station and in the Winter 11-week I will be leading a 4th year seminar course on the Scientific Basis of Climate Change. If you have any questions about either course, please get in touch!