Doctor of Philosophy; Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary
Sciences; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990).
Master of Science; Department of Earth Sciences, Western Washington
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Department.of Earth Sciences,
Western Washington University (1983).
Undergraduate Studies; The Evergreen State College, Olympia,
Washington; Education Studies; Land Use and Natural Resource Planning.
Undergraduate Studies; University of California, Santa Cruz,
Biology and Environmental Studies Double Major.
Founding Executive Director, (2001-2008) Environmental Learning
Institute; Field Projects Management: Clayoquot Sound, BC, Canada; Belize; Quintana Roo, Mexico; Baja, Mexico; Ladakh, India; Ecuador. Courses Taught: Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Ethics and Public
Policy; Natural History of Protected Areas; Inquiry-Based Pedagogy &
Global Environmental Change www.environmentallearning.org
National Geographic Society, Natural/Biocultural History Expert , (2004-2008) National Geographic Society , Washington DC. Expedition Expert Lecturer for: Galapagos, Ecuador; Peru; Baja, Mexico; Panama/Costa Rica; Alaska; Tanzania/Zanzibar; Rwanda; Rajastan, India; South Pacific: Cook Islands to PNG; Baltic Sea: Petersburg to Copenhagan; Norway to Iceland; Patagonia, Argentina; Cambodia & Vietnam;
Contracted Faculty, (September-December, 2000) University of
Pittsburgh, Institute for Shipboard Education, Earth & Environmental
Sciences Professor; Courses Taught: Natural History of Protected Areas;
Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy; Oceanography; World Geography(co-teach).
Field trips: Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Kenya, South Africa,
Brazil, Cuba. http://www.semesteratsea.com/
Contracted Senior Advisor & Faculty, (1999,2000,2001,2002) Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (1) Global Environmental
Change Institute-Costa Rica, Princeton, NJ. Subjects Taught in In-service
Professional Development Graduate Course for Master Science Teachers:
Global Environmental Change; Environmental Science Pedagogy; Inquiry-based
Methods Course; Costa Rica Natural History & Protected Areas Strategies.
(2) TORCH Institute co-facilitator : Quintana Roo, Mexico (Coral Reefs
and Tropical Forests). In-service high school science teacher professional
Contracted Natural/Cultural History Educator, (2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2008) Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Study Tour
Leader for: Iceland; Costa Rica; National Parks of the West; Colorado's
San Juan Wilderness, Olympic Peninsula, Big Bend National Park, Sonoran
Desert Region; West Africa: Cameroon to Sevilla; Portugal to Azores.
Contracted Faculty, (2000, 2001) Institute for Village Studies.
Nepal, India, Thailand. http://www.villagestudies.org/.
Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy in South- and Southeast
Asia; Natural History of the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.
Contracted Faculty, (1999) Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences, Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO. Courses Taught:
Introduction to Environmental Sciences.
Contracted Environmental Learning Director, (1998 -2000) The
Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver, CO, USA. http://www.cobs.org/
Science/Math Teacher, (1999) Rocky Mountain School for Expeditionary
Learning, substitute teacher, Denver. http://www.pebc.org/RMSEL.htm
GEAR-UP Program Regional Chair, (1999), Rocky Mountain region.
Federal grants program for school to work transition, grades 5-14. http://www.ed.gov/gearup/
Education Contracts (1996-1998) The School for Field Studies
(Tanzania campus development consultant, East Africa program), Explore
Extended Learning (Founding Vice President for Education and Training,
K-8 Extended Learning), Spring Street Community School (Expeditionary
Founding Field Director (1995 - 1996) The School for Field
Studies Center for Coastal Studies, Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Canada, a campus of The School for Field Studies, an affiliate of Boston
University, Beverly, MA, USA. http://www.fieldstudies.org/pages/programs/canada.html
Founding Associate Director for Environmental Programs (1994 to
Founding Special Assistant to the Director, Environment, Education
and Human Resources (February-August, 1994) AmeriCorps-The
National Civilian Community Corps, Corporation for National and Community
Service, U.S. Federal Government, Washington, D.C. http://www.americorps.org/nccc/
Executive Director (October, 1992 - January, 1994)
Director of Research (May - September, 1992)
Earth & Environmental Sciences, Program Director (June, 1989
- April, 1992), The Center for Field Research (CFR)-Earthwatch,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.earthwatch.org/
Visiting Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences (1990 - 1991) Department
of Geology & Geophysics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.Courses
taught: Global Change & Earth System Sciences; Historical Geology;
Structural Geology; Geologic Development of the Himalaya; Science Writing
Woodsworker (1975-1981) Forest Firefighter, Fire Lookout, Pre-Commercial
Thinner, Tree Planter, Trail Construction, Plant Ecologist's Research
Aide, Numerous US National Forests and Parks in Rocky Mountains, California
and Pacific Northwest.
Concurrent Academic Appointments
Graduate Program External Advisor, (2002), Prescott College - Tucson,
Adjunct Professor, (Fall, 2000), University of Pittsburg, Institute for
Adjunct Professor (Spring, 1999), Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lecturer (March 1995 - September 1996) College of Liberal Arts, Boston
University, Boston, MA.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences (Sept. 1991 - Aug. 1992) Department
of Geology & Geophysics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Research Fellow (August 1991 - August 1993) Department of Earth Sciences,
Boston University, Boston, MA.
Post-Doctoral Fellow (August 1990 - August 1991) Department of Earth &
Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge.
Climbing & Exploration Experience and Societies
Explorers Club, National Fellow (1990 to 1998, retired 1998). The Royal
Geographic Society, Fellow (1990 to present). Harvard Travelers Club,
member; Trustee of the Permanent Fund (Grants Program), 1994. Complete
list of mountain, desert, kayak and SCUBA expeditions available on request.
Work experience in 74 countries.