Teaching

Syracuse University

EAR 205 – Water and Our Environment: Spring 2021

  • The origins, unique properties, quality and quantity, and relationship to the water cycle. This multidisciplinary offering will also include the intersections of water with human and ecological resources as well as global sustainability of water in the future.

This class is partly supported by DataCamp, the most intuitive platform for learning R, Python, SQL, and more. DataCamp’s learn-by-doing methodology combines short expert videos and hands-on-the-keyboard exercises to help learners retain knowledge on topics such as importing data, data visualization, and machine learning.

EAR 401/601 – Hydrogeology: Fall 2020

  • Elements of the hydrologic cycle, properties of aquifers, principles of groundwater flow, groundwater flow to wells, regional groundwater flow, basic water chemistry and groundwater contamination, and field methods and groundwater modeling

Pennsylvania State University

GEOSC/GEOG 497 – Data Mining in Environmental Sciences: Fall 2019

  • Applied both conventional and emerging data analytics tools to address real-world environmental science problems through mini-lectures and hands-on projects

GEOSC 560 – Kinetics of Geological Processes (Interim Instructor): Spring 2017 and Spring 2019

  • Basics of isotope geochemistry
  • Applied Data-driven models to assess the impact of natural and anthropogenic features on weathering rate on a watershed scale

University of Michigan

EARTH 477 – Hydrogeology: 2013 – 2016

  • Guided 50+ students to understand the fate and transport of contaminants from Underground Storage Tanks via hands-on hydrogeological lab work and the interpretation of stratigraphic information

EARTH 408 – Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences: Fall 2016

  • Implemented 2D & 3D spatial analysis in ArcGIS; received positive teaching evaluation (rated at 4.5-5.0 out of 5.0) from students.

Extracurricular Teaching

Shale Network Workshop at Penn State University: May 2018

  • Co-led the computer module demonstration and hands-on exercise covering water chemistry about Marcellus-related spills for over 40 participants