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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 product possible, helping them become keen Speculators, Observers, Describers, and Analyzers of the world (see my SODA model) by thinking critically and Googling competently. I chose Academia as a career because I want to help students succeed, and my experience and expertise revolve around that desire. So my work diligently promotes active student engagement, such as field-based research, supervising student-led/driven studies, experiential education, and co-authoring peer-reviewed publications.

  • Supervising student-led/driven projects on a variety of landscape change topics: relict landforms, rock art, geomorphic hazards, sustainability, remote sensing, sea level rise, rock decay, sea level rise, and more

  • 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 a competitive graduate program, discover the joy of fieldwork, effectively complete independent research projects, or obtain a solid internship and/or 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.

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