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I have been at Westminster since August 2001, but I have actively enlarged and modified the Environmental Science Program with new courses, such as Introductory Soils, Geology of the National Parks, Applications of Georgraphic Information Systems, and Environmental Assessment. I have a diversity of working and educational experiences, having taught in Oregon, Utah, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, North Carolina and Missouri and attending colleges and universities in Ohio, Massachusetts, Montana and British Columbia. I like the rural aspects of Fulton, where I can cycle and look at the scenery instead of the white line.
I am very fortunate to work with small groups of students at Westminster and to pass on my enthusiasm for the outdoors. As an avid cyclist, hiker, and backpacker, I am continuously in the environment, discovering new places, and observing new landscape features. I am always on the lookout for new field trips for students and taking photographs of landscape features for my lectures to bring visual descriptions of distant landscapes to the classroom. I have a passion for being part of the environment, especially as a bicycle commuter of 40 miles a day and three- to four-week tours by bicycle. Some of these tours include the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and New Mexico, Newfoundland, the Natchez Trace, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, England and Scotland. I enjoy taking students to the field to experience geology and soils, which is why I took students to the national parks of the southwestern US summer 2002 and Hawaii in December 2002. In August 2003, eight students and I went on a geology tour of Vancouver Island, the Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park.
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