My academic and training background is interdisciplinary, comprising a foundation in the physical and social sciences complemented by practical experience in natural resource management, agriculture, forestry, archaeology, geology, and environmental education.  My teaching philosophy emphasizes diversity, global engagement, and scientific methodology.  I am committed to providing a comprehensive and distinctive education to my students to enable them to become objective informed researchers and conscientious engaged citizens.

Research Interests and Analytical Skills:

  • Paleomagnetism and Archaeomagnetism
  • Material Characterization
  • Geochronology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Polarized Light Microscopy
  • Electron Microprobe Analysis
  • mid-range infrared spectroscopy
  • Skeletal and Ceramic Analysis
  • Biogeography and Natural History

Teaching & Mentoring Highlights:

  • Post-secondary and K-12 Formal and Informal Education
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Environmental and Natural History Education
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Mentoring
  • Community Outreach and Public Speaking
  • International Field Research
  • Working with Diverse Populations

Additional Skills:

  • Executive Administration
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Management