I am an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES), a position that started in the spring 2013 semester.
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.
I was named the OU Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Member in April 2017.
I was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award by the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences in September 2017.
COURSES TAUGHT AT OU
Environment and Society – GEOG 3443 – Spring 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018; Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Human Geography – GEOG 1103 – Spring 2013
OU Green Week Faculty Advisor – Fall 2016-present
DGES Geography and Environmental Sustainability (GES) Club Faculty Advisor – Fall 2016-present
DGES Masters Student Committee Member for Victoria Johnson and Claire Burch – Fall 2018-present
DGES Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Fall 2018-Present: Chelsea Fassero, McKenzie Roberts
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