Hello and welcome! I am an Instructor in the Corning School of Ocean Studies here at Maine Maritime Academy. I have the best job on campus because I get to teach a little bit of everything. Look for me teaching:
- General Biology I and II for Ocean Studies majors
- Introduction to Environmental Sustainability for all students
- Coastal Natural History for Ocean Studies majors
- Introduction to Ocean Science for deck, engine and business students
- Biofuels: Production and Use for all students
- Chemistry labs for engineering students
- Senior Research Preparation for Ocean Studies Students
- Senior Research Advisor for individual senior Ocean Studies students
- Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar: Reading Moby Dick for selected high achieving students
Field work in Acadia National Park is just the best!
My interests range from natural history and place based ecology, to community driven science and sustainability. My passion is the edge of the ocean-the intertidal zone and estuaries. I have been involved in a variety of projects that explore biodiversity in the intertidal including work with clammers, fisheries biologist and students on the soft shell clam fishery in the Bagaduce River (which runs right by my office!), and a long term project of the National Park Service Northeast Temperate Network’s monitoring of the rocky intertidal in Acadia National Park. I also work with a network of different stake holders to support the restoration of river herring in the Bagaduce River. All of these projects are enhanced by bringing students along with me!
Over the past 7 years I have worked with faculty across academic departments to create and advise an interdisciplinary Environmental Sustainability minor. We graduated our first students from the minor in May of 2019!
If you want all the gory details, you can read my CV .
I’m very interested in science communication and media and write and produce a weekly 5 minute science and nature radio show for a local community radio station. It is also pretty common to see me leading intertidal walks and talks for local land trusts and environmental organizations. Along with Professor Muhlin, I am currently working on a revision of the popular Maine based intertidal guide book Life Between the Tides.
When I’m not teaching, I’m reading (currently working on The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler and Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer), writing, trail running, skiing, growing vegetables, and spending time with my family.