I currently teach courses in Structural Geology and Tectonics at second year, fourth year, and graduate level.
EAS 233 Geologic structures is a basic introduction to the identification, documentation, and basic interpretation of all kinds of structures in the Earth's crust. It focusses on field observation as a means to understand what has gone on in the Earth's history, and is a prerequisite for Geology Field School EAS 234.
EAS 421 Structural Geology and Tectonics Is a fourth year undergraduate course that examines how Plate Tectonics has affected the Earth's lithosphere over time, including sections on major tectonic environments
- Rifts and extensional environments
- Orogens and crustal shortening
- Strike slip, transtension and transpression
A graduate level section, EAS 521 is available for graduate students who did not cover this material in their undergraduate program.
EAS 541 Topics in Tectonics and Structural Geology is a graduate level course in which each participant takes on a selected orogen. In a series of presentations, participants may examine, in their chosen orogen:
- A preserved rift or passive margin
- A foreland basin and thrust belt
- An ophiolite or arc terrane
- A metamorphic belt
This course includes instruction on working with the scientific literature and preparing papers for publication, useful to thesis-based graduate students in Geology and Geophysics
In addition to the above courses, I have undertaken several larger-scale projects with the support of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund https://www.ualberta.ca/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/grants/tlef and related initiatives, including:
- The Geoscience Garden at the University of Alberta http://gg.eas.ualberta.ca/
- 3-D printed models in teaching structural geology
- Open Educational Resource based on EAS 233 teaching manual