Second Vice President, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
PhD, Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Michigan State University, 2000
Science/environmental educator with extensive experience in higher, adult, secondary, and distance education. His research and teaching target the same goals and involve the same strategies — using place-based and inquiry-oriented approaches to teaching and learning to build deep understandings of Earth system science and especially the big ideas that define the discipline. He’s especially interested in technology-rich place-based education — an approach that engages learners in the close study of their local environment and using these locally grounded understandings to better understand the global Earth system. With work addressing teaching and learning about hydrofracking, climate change and evolution, he has also developed expertise in the teaching of controversial issues.
Special issue of The Earth Scientist about the Critical Zone and the US NSF Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) program. CZO Education/Outreach team (2016): The Earth Scientist, Volume XXXII, Issue 3, Fall 2016 Cross-CZO National
Critical Zone Science, Interdisciplinarity and the NGSS. Duggan-Haas, D. (2016): The Earth Scientist XXXII, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 15–18 National
Critical Zone Science and Observatories and Related Education and Outreach Activities and Resources. White, T, and Duggan-Haas, D. (2016): The Earth Scientist XXXII, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 7–10 National
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
CZO National Office Annual Report 2017. Derry, L. (2017): CZO National Office, Cornell University National
CZO National Office Annual Report 2016. Derry, L. (2016): CZO National Office, Cornell University National
The Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory Virtual Fieldwork Experience: Using Virtual Fieldwork to Catalyze Actual Field Work in K-16 Classes (Invited). Duggan-Haas, D., Smith, L., White, T., Ross, R.M., and Derry, L.A. (2016): 2016 Geological Society of America Fall Meeting, Denver, CO, 25-28 September
31 Oct 2017 - This issue of In the Trenches explores the richly interdisciplinary concept of the Critical Zone (CZ).
03 Jul 2017 - The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change is now available free online from the Paleontological Research Institution,
01 May 2017 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2017