Fields:
EDUCATION
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GEOGRAPHY
INTERDISCIPLINARY GENERAL EDUCATION

Veronica is an Instructor at Portland State Univeristy in the University Studies program, and also volunteers with the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI). Veronica has taught Education at Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada), plus Geography at Portland State University, Portland Community College, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kapi‘olani Community College, and Honolulu Community College. 

Veronica received a Ph.D. in Education from Simon Fraser University that focused on Curriculum Theory and Implementation, Philosophy of Education. She has an M.A. in Geography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Veronica also has a B.S. in Environmental Studies & Music, and a B.M. in Orchestral Instruments, which are both from Central Michigan University.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES (INTERDISCIPLINARY GENERAL EDUCATION) COURSES at PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Natural Science Inquiry (UNST 286; SINQ; Sophomore Inquiry, quarter-long course on campus)
Power & Imagination (UNST 141, 142, & 143; FRINQ; first-year inquiry, year-long course on campus)
Power & Imagination (UNST 177, 178, & 179; SRINQ; senior inquiry, year-long, dual-credit, team-taught course at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR)
Power & Imagination (UNST 177, 178, & 179; SRINQ; senior inquiry, year-long, dual-credit, team-taught course at Westview High School in Beaverton, OR)

EDUCATION COURSES at SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
Building on Reflective Practice (EDUC 352W; writing intensive; focus: caring for learners and creating learning communities)
Introduction to Philosophy of Education (EDUC 230; fully online; tutor marker with full course responsibilities)
Quantitative Approaches to Environmental Education (EDUC 454Q; quantitative; focus: learning garden)
Selected Questions and Issues in Education (EDUC 100W; writing intensive; focus: ecological, environmental, and place‐based education)

GEOGRAPHY COURSES
Geography of Global Issues
(GEO 107)
Geography of Oregon (GEO 206)
Human Geography (GEO 105)
Pacific Northwest (GEOG 351U)
Physical Geography: Weather and Climate (GEO 209)
Quantitative Methods in Geography (GEOG 380; laboratory/teaching assistant)
Resource Management (GEOG 345U)
The Natural Environment (GEOG 101; physical geography)
The Natural Environment Laboratory (GEOG 101L; face-to-face and fully online)
United States and Canada (GEOG 368U; fully online) 
World Regional Geography (GEO 106 / GEOG 102)


Ph.D. & M.A. THESIS RESEARCH

Ph.D. thesis: Walking Practices in Higher Education: An Inquiry into the Teaching, Writing, and Walking Practices of Five Contemporary Academics. Burnaby, BC: Simon Fraser University. 2015. 

M.A. thesis: Assessment of Trace Element Contamination in Streambed Sediment with Spatial Associations in Palolo Valley Watershed, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. 2005.