From PhD to Professor-Tips for Landing Your First Academic Job webinar collage with images of Marissa T Isaak Wald, David A Padgett, Jennifer Fluri and Kyle Tredinnick

From PhD to Professor: Tips for Landing Your First Academic Job

Studying geography is excellent preparation for a wide range of teaching positions at all levels of education. This panel will address key issues affecting career opportunities for academic geographers and strategies for improving their preparation for employment as educators and scholars.

April 12, 2022, 4:00pm Eastern Time – April 12, 2022, 5:15pm Eastern Time

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Photo of Marissa T Isaak WaldMarissa T. Isaak Wald, Central New Mexico Community College

Dr. Marissa T. Isaak Wald is Professor of Geography at Central New Mexico Community College. She teaches Geography courses across sub-disciplines, in a variety of formats, always adapting course materials to the needs of her very diverse student body. She advocates for more robust attention to Geography at the community college level, and conducts ongoing research into geographers at CCs. Marissa chairs the Community College Affinity Group of the AAG.

Photo of David A PadgettDavid A. Padgett, Tennessee State University

Dr. David A. Padgett is Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Geographic and Information Sciences Laboratory at Tennessee State University. He has developed a Geography/Environmental Justice curriculum with a strong emphasis upon service learning, and has conducted faculty GIS workshops at the annual HBCU Faculty Development Conference, the National Service Learning Conference, and several colleges and universities including Howard University, Virginia State University, and the Charles R. Drew University of Science and Medicine.

Photo of Jennifer FluriJennifer Fluri, University of Colorado-Boulder

Dr. Jennifer Fluri is Professor and Chair of the Geography Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a feminist political geographer examining gender, geopolitics, international aid/development, conflict, peacebuilding with a focus on Afghanistan. She also co-leads the University of Colorado Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative (CU-BAHRI) a community-based service-research project.

Photo of Kyle TredinnickKyle Tredinnick, Omaha Public Schools

Kyle Tredinnick is entering his 14th year teaching social studies, where he wants his students to think big, go on adventure, drive themselves to learn new things, and try to help make the world a better place. Kyle recently completed a Masters in Human Geography at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and is working on a certificate in GIS. Additionally, he runs a geography education consulting business, and has published a high school level human geography textbook that is now used in districts around the country.