I am currently accepting Master's students in both geoscience education research and paleontology for 2018. If you are interested in applying to work with me, I encourage you to read through my current research projects and interests, and to send me an email to introduce yourself.
For those interested in geoscience education research: GER spans a wide range of topics and approaches and I am open to developing projects on many different topics. My own research interests are broadly centered on studying the efficacy of digital learning in paleontology courses and in improving recruitment and retention of minoritized students in the geosciences, but we could develop projects on different GER topics if your interests lie elsewhere. I would love to discuss your ideas!
For those interested in paleontology research: While my work thus far has focused on early Paleozoic gastropods, I have started a new project examining the paleoecology of nearshore marine environments from Miocene of the Pacific Northwest. I am looking for students who are interested broadly in invertebrate marine paleoecology, with possible research projects on either early Paleozoic ecosystems (preserved in the Great Basin) or Cenozoic ecosystems (in the Pacific Northwest).
To learn more about the MS Program in Geology at WWU, click here.