Academic Background

Teaching Experience


  • Instructor, Washington University in St. Louis, University College, St. Louis, MO.
    • EPSc 106: Introduction to Meteorology, Fall 2007.
    • EPSc 1021: Introduction to Geology, Spring 2007.

  • Instructor, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL.
    • ES 101: Earth Science, Fall 2006

  • Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. 2000-2003.
    • Introduction to Geochemistry, Earth Materials, Evolution of the Earth, Oceans and Atmosphere, The Solar System

  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA. 1998-2000.
    • Organic Chemistry, General and Analytical Chemistry

Academic Distinctions


  • Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005-2006.

  • Carl Tolman Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in Earth & Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, November 2003.

  • Chair's Fund Recipient, Gordon Research Conference, Origins of Solar Systems, Bristol, RI, July 2003.

  • Student Travel Grant by the Barringer Crater Company, 65th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 2002.

  • Student Travel Grant by the Barringer Crater Company and the Vatican Observatory, 64th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, September 2001.

  • Wheeler Fellowship for Graduate Research, Washington University in St. Louis, Summer 2000, Summer 2003.

Professional Societies