Teaching

I specialize in teaching hands-on field methods courses where students learn how to plan and execute research and how to analyze and interpret real Earth Science data. All my courses focus on how to write like a geologist.

I'll be teaching Geo 225A this fall (2017), Surface Processes and Sedimentary Geology.

Courses I've taught in the past:

GEO 371/391, Field Methods for Polar and Planetary Science (UT-Austin). A research-based field course focused on learning UAV-photogrammetry, thermal imaging, GPR, and TDEM and other field methods in a hands-on environment.

GEO 371T, Introduction to the Cryosphere (UT-Austin). This is a data-driven, writing-intensive introduction to cold regions geology and geophysics for undergraduates and graduate students .

GEO 303C, Introduction to the Solar System (UT-Austin). A comparative planetology course that focuses on teaching key geological concepts to non-majors through the lens of solar system exploration.

GEO 394 and GEO 371C, Glacial and Permafrost Processes (UT-Austin). individual research courses. I supervise grad and undergrad research students who conduct original research on glacial geology and hydrology.

Photos from Recent Courses: Field Methods in Polar and Planetary Science

Our classroom: the Galena Creek Rock Glacier in the Absaroka Range, WY.

Students plan a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey on the debris-covered glacier.

Rain or shine, students take measurements on a borehole to understand permafrost and active layer properties.

High-resolution GPS surveys help the class determine how quickly the glacier is flowing—a key measurement for understanding its morphology and internal structure.