The Tamaratt Teaching Professorship
Advancing the geoscience undergraduate learning experience
To advance the teaching strength and expertise of the University of Calgary’s Department of Geoscience, by developing new and innovative teaching methods in geoscience
Created in 2007, the Tamaratt Teaching Professorship in Geoscience is a unique endowed faculty position with the objectives of advancing the teaching expertise and research in geoscience education in the Department of Geoscience. As one of the first endowed teaching professorships at the University of Calgary, this position is part of an ongoing effort to improve the experience of undergraduate students through projects and initiatives that address student engagement and student learning. Projects that include geoscience education research and professional development for geoscience faculty are part of the Tamaratt Teaching Professorship position’s mandate.
The Tamaratt Teaching Professor
Dr. Glenn Dolphin (Current)
Glenn is currently a Senior Instructor and holds the position of Tamaratt Teaching Professor in Geoscience. With a BSc in Geology from Binghamton University and a Masters degree in Geology from The Johns Hopkins University, he has worked in the groundwater industry as a geologist. Glenn earned a master’s in teaching (MAT) geology and taught 9th grade earth science in Upstate New York. Glenn earned his PhD in Science Education from Syracuse University and was hired into the Department of Geosciences at the University of Calgary. Glenn teaches mainly introductory geology courses and researches the use of the history and philosophy of geology to teach geological concepts and the nature of science. He also researches the impact of metaphor and virtual outcrop models on teaching and learning.
Dr. Leslie Reid (Past)
Dr. Reid is a past Tararatt Teaching Professor.