Teaching

Below are the courses I've taught, along with their associated syllabi. I am more than happy to share course materials upon request, and am working towards creating open, accessible versions of course documents, lectures, and labs for each.

EES 2051 - Geomorphology, Fall 2020

Learning Objectives: Students will be introduced to the processes that form the observable landscapes on Earth's surface. Students will develop observational skills to describe and measure landforms at a range of scales. They will learn to interpret those landscapes in the context of the processes that formed them as well as their magnitudes and timescales. Students will develop skills in the use of maps, digital elevation models, aerial photography, as well as written, oral, and graphical communication.

EES 4750/5750 - Principles of Stratigraphy, Spring 2020

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: Students will learn to make detailed observations of stratigraphic deposits from grain to outcrop to basin scales. Students will learn the forms and processes inherent to depositional environments ranging from terrestrial, coastal, to deep marine settings. Finally, students will develop the intuition necessary to link stratigraphic observations with depositional process and environment in order to interpret stratigraphic sequences at all scales.

ENCE 2350 - Statics, Spring 2020

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: Students will learn to solve problems relating to vectors; two-dimensional and three-dimensional force systems; equilibrium; friction; centroids; mass moments of inertia; and second moments of areas using free body diagrams.

EES 4800/5800 - Advanced Stratigraphy, Fall 2019 (replacing EES 6770)

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: The stratigraphic record is the principle archive of past surface processes in depositional environments. Unravelling this record requires an in-depth understanding of the processes involved in the preservation of strata at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Students will be introduced to concepts of sediment mass balance; internal dynamics and external forcings on sedimentary systems; morphodynamics; rates, timescales, and stratigraphic completeness; tectonics and basin filling; sediment routing and provenance; basin scale architectures and sequence stratigraphy; and planetary stratigraphy.

 

EES 6096 - Writing Science, Fall 2019

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: Students will learn to prepare carefully crafted paragraphs and weave them into a compelling scientific narrative. We will critically evaluate the components of papers and proposals through examples, discussion, and peer evaluation. We will discuss preparing clear, concise, and relevant figures and conceptual diagrams. Students will work over the course of the semester toward completed manuscript which we will peer-review and revise.

ENCE 6334 - Sediment Transport and Dredging, Spring 2019

Syllabus

Course Description: Particle size analysis, fluid-particle systems, incipient motion; bedload, suspended load, and total load; bedforms; sediment measurement; physical and numerical modeling of sediment transport; river modeling, transport of liquid-solid mixtures in pipes; dredging equipment; hydraulic and mechanical dredging; geotechnical properties of dredged sediments; environmental impacts of dredging.

 

EES 6770 - Basin Analysis, Fall 2018

Syllabus

Learning Objectives: The stratigraphic record is the principle archive of past surface processes in depositional environments. Unravelling this record requires an in-depth understanding of the processes involved in the preservation of strata at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Students will be introduced to concepts of sediment mass balance; internal dynamics and external forcings on sedimentary systems; morphodynamics; rates, timescales, and stratigraphic completeness; tectonics and basin filling; sediment routing and provenance; basin scale architectures and sequence stratigraphy; and planetary stratigraphy.

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