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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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Councilor – Erik Klemetti

Erik Klemetti is an assistant professor in Geosciences at Denison University. He has been serving as a GeoCUR councilor since 2013. “Undergraduate research in my own experience is was launched me onto the path I know follow as a geoscientist.

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Councilor – Kim Hannula

Kim Hannula is a Professor of Geoscience, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Undergraduate Research Director at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She began serving as a GeoCUR Councilor in 2013, but also was also a councilor from

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Councilor – Charles Tilburg

Charles Tilburg is an Associate Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England.   He is also the Associate Dean and Undergraduate Research Coordinator of the College of Arts and Sciences. He served as a GeoCUR councilor 2013-2014.

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Councilor – Wes Dripps

Wes is an Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University in South Carolina.  He began serving as a councilor in 2013. “I am an avid supporter of undergraduate student research and have been very outspoken on the

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Councilor – Dan Moore

Dan Moore is a professor of geology at Brigham Young University – Idaho. He is also the Research Director of the Southeast Idaho Research Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide mentored research experiences to undergraduate students. He

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Councilor – Chris Kim

Chris Kim is an associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at Chapman University.  He has been a GeoCUR councilor since 2010 and a member of CUR since 2007.  Chris is also the recipient of an NSF-CAREER Award (#0847811) and

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Councilor – Amy Weislogel

Amy Weislogel is at West Virginia University.  She began serving as a councilor in 2010 and completed her term in 2013. “Involving undergraduates in research is not a mandate for my position but I’ve become increasingly convinced that it lies

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Councilor – Laura Guertin

Laura Guertin is a Professor of Earth Science at Penn State Brandywine.  She first began serving as a GeoCUR Councilor in 2003 and completed her service in 2018. “As Penn State Brandywine primarily serves as a two-year feeder school for

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Councilor – Ed Hansen

Ed Hansen is at Hope College. “I have been doing research with undergraduate students for nearly 30 years. For me research by itself is rewarding but it is particularly rewarding when done with young energetic, enthusiastic students who bring a

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Councilor – Katherine McCarville

Katherine McCarville is Associate Professor of Geosciences in the Division of Science and Mathematics at Upper Iowa University.  As a lone-wolf, her teaching load is varied, from introductory geology, dinosaurs, and natural disasters in the lower division, to GIS/remote sensing,

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Councilor – Kathy Surpless

Kathy Surpless is at Trinity University (Texas).  She was a GeoCUR Councilor from 2006 to 2012 and a CUR member since 2005.  Kathy is also the recipient of a NSF CAREER Award (#0846695). “Mentoring undergraduate students embarking on their first

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Councilor – Jeanette Pope

Jeanette Pope is an Associate Professor of Environmental Geology at DePauw University.  She became a member of CUR in 2002 and served as a Councilor from 2006 to 2012. “I believe that research that involves undergraduates is an essential part

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Councilor – Patrick Burkhart

Patrick Burkhart is an Associate Professor of Geology at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  He became a CUR member in 2003 and served as a Councilor from 2006-2009. “If I were to pick the single best attribute of the work

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