The courses below vary in their target student demographic, size, format
Some of the courses that I've taught are listed below.
GEOG 110 - Blue Planet: Introduction to Earth's Systems
University of North Carolina - Fall 2023-Present
As a requirement for both the Geography Major and the Climate Change Minor, this course provides students with a broad introduction to the physical and biological components of the Earth and the interactions between them. Topics include radiative balance, ocean and atmospheric circulation, climate change, weather, soil chemistry, and nutrient cycling. It is a large lecture-based course, but integrates peer-to-peer interaction using small-group discussion and peer evaluation.
GEOG 212 - Environmental Conservation and Global Change
University of North Carolina - Fall 2022-Present
This course uses discussion and student-led learning to explore the ways humans affect the environment and how differences in human values add the complexity of ecological systems to create problems that are difficult to solve. We use historical, social, and political context to explore contemporary issues in environmental conservation. With less emphasis on memorization of events, facts, and principles, students develop transferable skills relevant to problem solving, collaboration, and science communication. Though we will rely heavily on peer-reviewed scientific literature, the course is equally appropriate for students across diverse majors and previous experiences.
GEOG 215 - Spatial Data Science
University of North Carolina - Spring 2023
This computer-based course introduces students to data science with a focus on spatial (geographic) data. Students learn the concepts, techniques, and tools they need to collect, manage, integrate, model, interpretate, and communicate spatial data. Real-world examples and datasets spanning physical, social, and health sciences are used throughout the course in an effort to promote contextual learning.
WIS 6934 - Remote Sensing in Ecology Using Google Earth Engine
University of Florida - Fall 2020
This short-course aimed to provide students with the understanding and technical skills to scale their ecology research questions to continental and global scales using freely available satellite imagery and other remote sensing data.