Laura A. Guertin
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Pennsylvania State University- Brandywine
F21 Class of 2003
Laura Guertin is an Associate Professor of Earth Science at Pennsylvania State University- Brandywine. She received her BA in geology from Bucknell University and her PhD in marine geology & geophysics from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. Her primary research focus is the effective integration of innovative technologies and pedagogies such as Just-in-Time Teaching to improve student learning in introductory-level geoscience courses. She has been awarded Penn State’s Commonwealth College teaching award and the university-wide George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In 2003, she was selected as one of Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty for the 21st century network for emerging leaders in STEM education. She has presented her pedagogical innovations at local-to-international geoscience education conferences and published in journals such as the Journal of Geoscience Education, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, and the Journal of Science Education and Technology. She is currently a councilor with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and chair-elect for the Geoscience Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. She also serves as the program coordinator for her campus’ Jane Cooper and Schreyer Honors Programs and co-coordinator for the intercollege minor in civic and community engagement.