Jonathan W. Smith
217 NW 2nd St.† #4
Corvallis, OR† 97330
Master of Science in Geography,† Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 05/02
Thesis topics:† Mountain climatology, cartography
Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 05/94
Major:† Physics††††††††††††††††††††††† Emphasis:† Meteorology, Mathematics
Certifications:† Physics, Geosciences (levels K - 12)
California Preliminary Teaching Credential,† 12/01
Specialties/Areas of Strength:† Earth Science, Mathematics, classroom computer applications, hands-on inquiry-based activities, motivating girls and minorities in science, community science outreach, working with ESL, low-income, and special needs students, experienced teaching kindergarten through college.
Computer Competencies:† PC/Mac/UNIX systems, website design, computer programming, Geographic Information Systems (GIS);† ArcView, Matlab, Mathematica, Photoshop, Freehand, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
GK-12 Fellow,† Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 7/00 - present
∑†††††††††† Teaching science part-time to grades K - 5 in a local elementary school as part of a National Science Foundation grant to promote scientific literacy in public schools.
∑†††††††††† Serving as a graduate student representative on the GK-12 programís advisory board.
∑†††††††††† Taught Physics and Earth Science part-time in an urban high school.
∑†††††††††† Created and taught hands-on, computer-based GIS laboratory classes for elementary and middle school students.
∑†††††††††† Coordinated and led various science outreach activities with Girl Scouts and OSUís Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) program.
Teaching Assistant,† Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 9/99 - 6/00
∑†††††††††† Designed recitation curriculum for a university geography course.
∑†††††††††† Instructed three to four weekly classes of 30 students.
Science Teacher,† U.S. Peace Corps, Malawi, Africa, 9/96 - 11/98
∑†††††††††† Taught secondary level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Geography in a rural school.
∑†††††††††† Developed a physical science curriculum based on national standards.
∑†††††††††† Conceived, headed, and maintained a hands-on laboratory sciences program.
∑†††††††††† Acquired funding to carry out various development projects, including construction of a science laboratory and library.
∑†††††††††† Created and coached a running club.
Mathematics and Science Tutor,† Burbank Middle School, Boulder, Colorado, 1/96 - 6/96
∑†††††††††† Tutored students in mathematics and science to enhance their academic performance.
Student Visitor/Assistant,† Research Applications Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, 5/92 - 8/96
∑†††††††††† Developed and implemented procedures to support convective weather research.
∑†††††††††† Supervised and coordinated research teams during field study operations.
∑†††††††††† Planned and oversaw post-field analysis of meteorological data.
∑†††††††††† Trained employees.
∑†††††††††† Co-authored scientific journal publications.
Free-lance Journalist, Ecuador, South America, 1994 and 1996 (part-time)
∑†††††††††† Investigated effects of the shrimp industry on mangrove forests along the Pacific coast of Ecuador by interviewing local population.
∑†††††††††† Collaborated on a published environmental awareness article.
Girl Scouts, Volunteer (2001 - 2002)
Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences, Volunteer (2001 - 2002)
OSU Department of Geosciences, Library Committee Head (2001 - 2002)
Oregon Science Teachers Association, Workshop Coordinator/Teacher Trainer (2001)
Adventures in Learning (OSU gifted and talented science program), Volunteer (2001)
OSU GK-12 Program, Graduate Student Representative (2000 - 2002)
U.S. Peace Corps/Malawi, Volunteer Advisory Committee member (1997 - 1998)
References available upon request