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NAGT Awards Announcement: Miner, Shea, Christman, and JGE

published Nov 25, 2013 10:19am
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 Neil Miner, James Shea, Robert Christman, and Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) awards. These awards were presented at the NAGT and GSA Geoscience Education Division Awards luncheon at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Dr. Michael Cummings has been awarded the 2013 Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) in honor of his exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences. Dr. Michael Cummings is the chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Cummings has enthusiastically introduced the Earth sciences to thousands of students in his home state. He is very involved in the PSU Geology Honors program and the sole undergraduate advisor for both the Geology Department and the Integrated Science program.

Dr. Donald R. Prothero has been awarded the 2013 James Shea Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) in honor of his exceptional contributions in the form of writing and/or editing of Earth science information that is of interest to the general public and/or teachers of Earth science. Dr. Prothero is a prolific writer; he posts a weekly blog at "Skepticblog" and has published over 30 books. He has made numerous contributions to advancing his fields of expertise by publishing in technical journals and has authored and co-authored over 250 papers.

Dr. Scott Linneman has been awarded the 2013 Robert Christman Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) in honor of his commitment and service to NAGT. Scott is a past president of NAGT and is currently the Treasurer of the Pacific Northwest section and is the chair of the Dotty Stout Award Committee. He has served NAGT in a variety of capacities related to teacher preparation including most recently as a representative to the Next Generation Science Standards Earth Science working group.

Dr. Anthony Feig has been awarded the 2013 Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) Outstanding Reviewer Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and the JGE Editorial Board, in honor of Dr. Feig's quality and quantity of outstanding peer-review contributions to the journal in the past year.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Michael R. Taber, Susan Lynds, Ben Domenico, and LuAnn Dahlman have been awarded the 2013 Journal of Geoscience Education Outstanding Paper Award for "A Model for Enabling an Effective Outcome-Oriented Communication Between the Scientific and Educational Communities. Journal of Geoscience Education: August 2012, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 257-267.

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