E-mail: Semken at asu dot edu
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
PO Box 871404 (Postal service) or
Bateman PSF Room 686 (Courier services)
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404 USA
I'm an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher. My research is focused on ways that place, culture, and affect influence modes of inquiry, teaching, and learning in the Earth system sciences. This work is directed toward enhancing Earth science literacy and diversity in the geoscience community, and is mostly based in the geologically, ecologically, and culturally diverse places of the American Southwest.
I regularly teach these courses: Earth Science in Arizona and the Southwest, Field Geology I and II, Historical Geology, and Teaching Earth and Space Sciences. Before joining ASU, I taught geological sciences on the Navajo Nation for 15 years.