Celebrating GIS Day in FORT 281, GIS for Foresters

Thompson School of Applied Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.  2009-2010.
At ‘T-School’ I taught FORT 281 GIS for Foresters, COM 209 Expository Writing and Reading. and SSCI 203 Environment and Society to students in two-year technical programs.  My goal was to weave principles of ecology and sustainability into my coursework.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.  2006-2007.
While at UVM I taught NR 001 Natural History and Field Ecology.  I managed an outdoor lab section, helped students with coursework, and graded assignments.


Student Feedback:

“I have to say, for a 4-6 class on a Monday night, you made it great.  Low key, engaging discussions, and scavenger hunts in College Woods.  Thanks!”

“Very good teacher!  She is interested and excited about the material.  She explains things well and is very available to help students.  I wish she taught other classes.”

“I feel like I have learned more in this class than most any other college courses I have taken.  I have walked away from this class with a new and valuable skill.  I’m so excited to know how to use GIS to make maps and feel it will benefit [me] greatly when I enter the forestry work force.”

In 2011 I delivered a guest lecture to a Forest Policy and Ethics class at the University of Maine, and received the following feedback from Associate Professor Rob Lilieholm:
“The students really appreciated your expertise and insight on issues surrounding the emerald ash borer, including its likely effects here in Maine and beyond.  Your lecture helped to reinforce the importance of  integration of social and biophysical factors when it comes to managing diverse resources across both space and time.”