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Along with a life-long involvement in the marine realm, I have conducted research in the
rocky littoral zone studying habitat partitioning among polyplacophorans
(chitons). I have
also served aboard one of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography research vessels during a
seamount survey off the coast of California.
An avid SCUBA diver for 20 years, I have acted as team leader and
coordinator for a university underwater marine biology course. While pursuing my
career as an associate lecturer of Oceanography, Physical and Cultural Geography, Ecology
and Environmental Science, I have also assisted in an on-going study to determine the
environmental impact of humans within the rocky inter-tidal.
I have such a special fondness for marine studies that even when
instructing a different course, I draw upon my interests, education and the sheer
relevance of oceanographic matters to bring to the students an awareness of this
fascinating and integrating discipline.
When not teaching college students, I have
educated, full-time, our
sons at home from second to eighth grade. Education is important and learning is exciting. I sincerely hope
that you too, will find this course to be a most enjoyable and rewarding experience as we
delve into the historical and contemporaneous components of oceanographic study.