Teaching Experience

I am passionate about talking to people young and old about climate change and climate literacy. I love sharing my experiences during polar fieldwork. Moreover, I am driven to improving my pedagogy techniques and the pedagogy of my colleagues

Guest Lecturing

During my graduate career, I had the opportunity to visit classrooms and give guest lectures about polar geoscience and climate change. I aim to continue to bring polar science to students and educators of all backgrounds.

Some Past Lectures

“Human Civilization and “Recent” Climate History” (Invited Lecture), Princeton University. Sept 20th, 2020, Virtual.

“Antarctic Climate Change: Ripples from the Crystal Desert” (Invited Lecture), SUNY-Maritime. Nov. 19th, 2019, Bronx, NY

“Antarctic Climate Change: Ripples from the Crystal Desert” (Invited Public Lecture), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of South Carolina -Beaufort. Mar. 18th, 2019, Beaufort, SC

Center For Teaching and Learning – Lead Teaching Fellow

I had the pleasure of being the liaison between the Columbia Earth and Environmental Science Department and the interdepartmental pedagogy center, the Center for Teaching and Learning. I organized and lead several pedagogy workshops for my department and helped organize resources for teaching assistants in the department.

See the link below for more information on my activities:

Pedagogy Blog: https://edblogs.columbia.edu/ltf/julian-spergel/