Teaching

My goals in teaching are to provide students with a better understanding of how geographers address problems in the natural sciences, expose students to the tools we use, and help them to relate that knowledge to their daily lives. To accomplish this, I incorporate high-impact teaching practices that familiarize students with equipment and techniques commonly used in physical geography research, provide them with hands-on experience, and challenge them to apply classroom knowledge to solve real-world problems. I believe that for students to understand the tools and techniques researchers use, it is important to get experience in a field setting.
 

Fall Course Offerings (2020)


GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography with Laboratory (4 credits)
GEOG 411 / 511 – Soils Geomorphology (4 credits)

 

Spring Course Offerings (2020)


GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography (3 credits)
GEOG 610 – Issues in Physical Geography: Soil Genesis and Landscape Evolution (3 credits)

 

Fall Course Offerings (2019)


GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography (3 credits)
GEOG 411 / 511 – Soils Geomorphology (4 credits)
GEOG 678 – Geographic Research and Writing (3 credits)

 

Summer Course Offerings (2019)


GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography (3 credits; Online)
 

Spring Course Offerings (2019)


GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography
GEOG 409 / 509 – Earth Transformed: Life in the Anthropocene

 

Fall Course Offerings (2018)


GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography
GEOG 411 / 511 – Soils Geomorphology

 

Potential Future Course Offerings


GEOG 413 / 513 – Soil Conservation (4 credits)
GEOG 440 /540 – Field Studies: Field Methods in Soil Science (3 credits)
GEOG 440 /540 – Field Studies: Landscapes, Landforms, and Soils of Minnesota (3 credits; summer)
GEOG 480 /580 – Seminar: Soil Classification and Mapping (3 credits)
GEOG 480 /580 – Seminar: Agriculture and Environment (3 credits)