Jonathan W. Smith

 

smithjw@coas.oregonstate.edu

http://earth.geo.orst.edu/users/smithjw

217 NW 2nd St.#4

Corvallis, OR97330

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Master of Science in Geography,Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 05/02

Thesis topics:Mountain climatology, cartography

G.P.A.:3.77

 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 05/94

Major:Physics††††††††††††††††††††††† Emphasis:Meteorology, Mathematics

G.P.A.:3.57

 

 

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

 

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.

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

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.

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES/AFFILIATIONS

 

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