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Councilor – David Szymanski

Dave Szymanski is an associate professor of geology and Chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University. He’s been a CUR member since 2012 and became a GeoCUR councilor in 2018. “I work mainly with undergraduate business

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Councilor – Ken Brown

Ken Brown is a Teaching Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. He began serving as a GeoCUR Councilor in 2017. “As a Teaching Assistant Professor at WVU, one of my primary goals is to provide a memorable classroom experience that

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Councilor – Kristina Walowski

Kristina Walowski is an Assistant Professor of Geology at Middlebury College. She started as a GeoCUR Council in 2018. “For my research, I primarily utilize melt inclusions (tiny blobs of magma trapped in crystals) and mafic minerals (olivine, pyroxene, and

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Councilor – Lydia Fox

Lydia Fox is at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton CA where she is both Director of Undergraduate Research and a professor in the Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences.  She has been a GeoCUR Councilor for many years

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Councilor – Dan Brabander

Dan Brabander is a Professor of Geosciences, Frost Professor Environmental Sciences, at Wellesley College. Fostering integration as a way of thinking. Brabander offers “Big Idea” courses that introduce systems thinking in applied and messy problem spaces. Course goals are centered

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Councilor – Jennifer Wenner

Jennifer Wenner is a Professor of Geology at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with expertise in igneous petrology/geochemistry and geoscience education.  She has been a councilor since 2013. “Undergraduate research is one of the most important and rewarding parts of my

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Councilor – Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She began serving as a GeoCUR councilor in 2014 and ended her term in 2017.   “I am pleased

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