Teaching

The driving theme of my teaching is to convey to students the importance of the inter-connection between the earth’s processes and human activities. My first goal is to provide them with a solid understanding of the earth’s physical processes. My second goal is to make them aware of the numerous environmental challenges we are facing as a society and what they can do about it.

I now create most of the assignments I use in my courses: they are tailored directly to the material we cover in class. We do not have formal lab times or lab courses in our department, but when appropriate, I set aside lecture time to run some experiments with the students (such as making waves in my oceans class), to go outside (to look at architecture, landscapes, weather etc.), or to examine rocks (in my Earth Crust class). They seem to enjoy it. I know I do.

Currrent Teaching

  • Present2005

    Intro to Physical Geography

  • Present2005

    Physical Oceanography

  • Present2006

    Biogeochemical Oceanography

  • Present2005

    Atmosphere and Weather

  • Present2006

    The Earth’s Crust

  • Present2006

    Mid-latitude Weather Systems

  • 20102007

    Climate change

  • Present2016

    Graduate Courses:

    •  Environmental Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activities on the Oceans
    • Health Impact of Climate Change (New!)

Teaching History

  • 20032001

    Earth History

  • 20022002

    Sedimentology and stratigraphy

  • 20032001

    Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology

  • 20022002

    Climate System and Global Change

  • 20012001

    Oceanography

  • 20022002

    Coastal Oceanography

  • 20052005

    Pollen analysis and paleobiogeography (Palynology)