OVERVIEW

I am an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) beginning in spring 2013.  I am also an Adjunct Instructor in the Environmental Studies Program (ENST) beginning in spring 2020.

I can be a member of a graduate student committee.  I cannot chair a graduate committee, but I can co-chair with a regular faculty member.  I enjoy working with students, so if your research interests are similar to mine, I would like to hear from you.

AWARDS

OU Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Member in April 2017.

Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award by the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences in September 2017.

2019 Student Heroes Panel Discussion Invited Panelist, University of Oklahoma, October 16, 2019

COURSES TAUGHT AT OU

Environment and Society – GEOG 3443 – Spring 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Human Geography – GEOG 1103 – Spring 2013

Environmental Studies Capstone – ENST 4983 – Spring 2020, 2021

MENTORSHIPS

OU Green Week Faculty Advisor – Fall 2016-present

DGES Geography and Environmental Sustainability (GES) Club Faculty Advisor – Fall 2016-present

University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability Undergraduate Internship Mentor, September 2020-Present: Attie Marshall, Kathlynn Dannewald, Noah Brown [With Angela Person]

University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability Undergraduate Summer Internship Mentor, May 2019-Present: Gabrielle Bittner, Brooke Foster [With Angela Person]

University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability Undergraduate Summer Internship Mentor, May-August 2020: Madeline Wade [With Angela Person]

DGES Masters Student Committee Member for Claire Burch – Fall 2018-Spring 2020 [Chair: Rebecca Loraamm]

DGES Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Fall 2018-Present: Chelsea Fassero, McKenzie Roberts [With Mark Shafer]

DGES Summer Internship Mentor – May-August 2018: Victoria Johnson [With Kim Klockow]

DGES Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Fall 2017-Spring 2018: Allyson Wiley: “Contentious or Collegial: Exploring the Diamond Pipeline Across Disciplines in the Land of Oil and Gas”  [With Angela Person and Tom Neeson]

DGES Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Fall 2017-Spring 2018: Victoria Johnson: “Place Attachment and Risk Perception: The Effect of Place on Tornado Risk Perceptions for Central Oklahoma”  [With Kim Klockow and Tom Neeson]

Center for Spatial Analysis/Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Summer Internship Mentor – May-August 2017:  Sonia Merkel and Allyson Wiley [With Angela Person]; May-December 2017: Victoria Johnson [With Angela Person and Kim Klockow]

School of Meteorology Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Fall 2016-Spring 2017: Ashley Pratt and Delaney Wearden: “Effective Communication of Severe Weather to the Public by Broadcast Meteorologists.”  [With Kim Klockow]

Department of Anthropology Doctoral Degree Committee Member, 2015-2017: Miriam Laytner (not completed).  [With Kimberly Marshall, Chair, and Paul Spicer, Amanda Minks, Robert Dreibelbis]

DGES Master’s Degree Committee Member, 2012-2015: Paulette Blanchard, M.A., May 2015 [With Karl Offen, Chair, and Aondover Tarhule]

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Mentor, Summer 2011: Amber R. Cannon, East Central University: “Deriving Population Exposure Fatality Rate Estimates for Tornado Outbreaks Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).”  [With Kim Klockow and Harold Brooks]

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Mentor, Summer 2010:  Sarah L. Stalker, St. Cloud State University: “Public Responses to the May 10, 2010, Norman, OK Tornado.”  [With Kristin Calhoun, Heather Lazrus, and Kim Klockow]

School of Meteorology Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Fall 2009-Spring 2010: Kelsey Mulder and Curtis McDonald: “Warning Decisions in Extreme Weather Events: Determining the Perception of Risks Associated with Flash Flooding in Boulder, Colorado.“ [With Gina Eosco, Kim Klockow, Jeff Lazo and Julie Demuth]

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Mentor, Summer 2003:  Christina P. Kalb, The Ohio State University:  “Intercomparison of Cloud Base Height at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site.” [With Karen Sonntag and Andy Dean]

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Mentor, Summer 1999:  Kristin M. Kulhman, UNC-Asheville: “Sensitivity of Severe Weather Indices to Radiosonde Humidity Errors in the Southern Great Plains.”   [With Michael Splitt]

GUEST LECTURES/DISCUSSIONS PRESENTED IN OU COURSES

Spring 2018:  “Tales from a Practitioner”.  Course: Geographic Research and Writing – GEOG 6953, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Mary Lawhon – Instructor

Summer 2012:  “Climate Change Research”.  Course: Topics in Public Policy:  Public Policy and Climate Change – P SC 3220, Department of Political Science, Matt Nowlin – Instructor

Spring 2012:  “‘Things are not balancing out’ – Perceptions of a Changing Climate Among Native Farmers in Southwestern Oklahoma”.   Course:  Native Science and Earth Systems of North America – GEOL 1034, School of Geology and Geophysics and School of Meteorology, Shannon Dulin and Kevin Kloesel – Instructors

Spring 2012:  “National Weather Center Museum and Science Center”.  Course:  Design VI – ARCH 3655, College of Architecture, Stephanie Pilat – Instructor

Spring 2011:  “Knowing Which Way the Wind Blows:  Weather Observation, Belief and Practice Among Native Farmers in Oklahoma” and “Agriculture and Food Sovereignty: Efforts Among Native Peoples in Oklahoma”.  Course:  Environment and Society – GEOG 3443, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Heather Lazrus – Instructor

Spring 2011:  “National Weather Center Museum and Science Center”.  Course:  Design VI – ARCH 3655, College of Architecture, Stephanie Pilat – Instructor

Fall 2009: “Risk and the Risk Society”.  Course:  Contemporary Geographic Thought – GEOG 6973, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Laurel Smith – Instructor

Fall 2009:  “Ways of Knowing about Climate Change”.  Course:  What is Science?  – HON 2973, Honors College, Laurel Smith – Instructor