I have more than 15 years of experience in academic environment. I was awarded my Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Houston, and Msc. in Geological Sciences from University of Kentucky-Lexington.
I taught at different universities and colleges including New Mexico Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, California State University (Bakersfield) and Houston Community College.
I have taught variety of classes including Math (Fundamentals of Geometry, College Mathematics I, College Mathematics II, Algebra), Calculus based Physics (I &II), Astronomy, Energy & Technology, People, Science and the Environment, Environmental Issues and Ethics Earth Science and Physical Geology.
I believe that an effective educator is then, by definition, an intellectual and scholar who is never convinced of the finality of the learning process and I am dedicated to sharing that ethos with others. I attempt to reach each and every student in my classroom and bring them along as far as is possible assuming that they can and should achieve as much as possible. Implementation of a variety of methodologies, approaches and assessments expects and welcomes diversity in learning styles and pace. Experiencing is better than talking about experience or reading about concepts in most cases, and so I try whenever possible to create an active and effective learning environment in which the sharing of my experiences encourages intellectual curiosity and self-discovery.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston - Bachelor of Science, Geophysics and Seismology
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
High School Physics
Statics and Dynamics