Teaching has always been the center of my professional life because the sharing of content has always been more important than the content itself. This was true in June 1973 when I was certified by the State of Minnesota to teach high-school science, and it remains true today as I oversee the introductory geology curriculum at UConn, teach upper division geoscience courses, help oversee and teach UCONN’s Honors Core curriculum, and co-advise many graduate students.
Photo: Chalkboard in my old office. I took this photo after a student walked in and asked what it signified. I couldn’t remember. That episode helped me realize that my thinking was largely visual and abstract . The picture of Millard Fillmore involves a family story, though my students often ask: “Who’s the geologist?”