Cases Teaching & Advising Endeavors...

“The only original things we ever do are mistakes”

- Billy Joel -

When it comes to education, I believe students represent the most important component. So I work to offer them the best possible product, coupled with a worthwhile yet cost-effective educational experience while helping them become keen Speculators, Observers, Describers, and Analyzers of the world (see my SODA model for more). I chose Academia as a career because I want to help students succeed, and my experience and expertise revolve around doing so. I also work diligently to promote active student engagement, such as co-authoring journal articles, supervising student-led/driven research projects, and serving as Editor for The Geographical Bulletin (The International Geography Honor Societys peer-reviewed journal).

Teaching
Advising
  • Supervising student-led/driven projects on topics ranging from coastal sea level rise implications to origins of coastal iron-manganese nodules

  • Getting students involved in the academic advising process (an invited article for NACADA )

  • On Choosing an Academic Advisor...

Ultimately, I remain content that (when) my students (decide to work hard!) produce utterly fantastic results. Like my incredible PhD advisor, I have been privileged to work with some outstanding minds. Whether they successfully garner funding for a research project, publish in a peer-reviewed journal, gain admittance to competitive graduate programs, discover the joy of fieldwork, effectively complete independent research projects, or obtain a solid internship and after-graduation employment, I just want them to succeed and enjoy what they do. So I stand ready to help any way possible. Truly, I live to serve them.