Karen Viskupic Named President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Karen Viskupic, an assistant research professor of geosciences at Boise State University in Idaho, was named president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers during the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Phoenix. Dr. Vikupic joined the faculty at Boise State in 2003.

Founded in 1938, the organization’s mission is to support a diverse, inclusive and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the earth. Dr. Viskupic has been part of the organization’s executive committee for the past five years. As part of her service, she has co-chaired the Earth Educators’ Rendezvous, served as a workshop leader in the Traveling Workshops Program, and chaired the professional development committee that oversees all professional development activities in the organization.

At Boise State, Dr. Viskupic works with geoscience faculty on curriculum development and assessment, advises all undergraduate geoscience students, and works on several campus-wide initiatives to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM student success.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Viskupic earned a Ph.D. in geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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