I feel strongly that a critical aspect of my job as a faculty member at Boston College is to educate students of all levels with the goal of making them more effective critical thinkers and better citizens, and to help train future scientists so that they can better serve society. As an educator, I seek to create learning environments and opportunities for students in which they can see the world, and their unique place in it, in an entirely different way. I want all students to understand the importance of observation and inquiry, and to understand that science is a unique and powerful approach that allows us to address fundamental questions and challenges facing the Earth, its environments, and humanity as a whole.
I teach a variety of courses within the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, ranging from introductory undergraduate courses in Earth Materials to advanced graduate-level courses in Tectonics and Microstructures. Details on my most recent course offerings are listed below.