Jennifer M. Cole Jenna Cole

Visiting Instructor
Western Kentucky University

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Educational Activities

Geology and anthropology courses at WKU

I teach courses in the departments of Folk Studies & Anthropology and Geography & Geology at Western Kentucky University. In the Fall 2012 semester I am teaching ANTH 125 Introduction to Biological Anthropology, as well as online sections of Earth History (GEOL 112) and Earth History Laboratory (GEOL 114).

In the Spring 2013 semester, I will teach two honors geology courses and Paleoanthropology (ANTH 305).

Other courses that I have taught at WKU include: ANTH 130 Introduction to Archaeology, ANTH 335 Old World Prehistory, and GEOL 102 Introductory Geology.


Frontiers of Science Online

I prepared Earth Science related materials for a free online teaching resource website called Frontiers of Science Online. These materials are based on the lectures and classroom materials that were developed for the innovative Frontiers of Science course in the Core Curriculum of Columbia College, Columbia University.


Instructor: SCNC C1100: Frontiers of Science Discussion (two sections). Core Curriculum, Columbia University, 2005-2007

Instructor and Course Creator: ANT 394: Geological Anthropology. Dept. of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Fall 2002

Project Co-Instructor: WSE 187: Introduction to Research: Sedimentary Rock Analysis. Women in Science and Engineering Program, Stony Brook University, project co-instructed with T. Rasbury, course instructed by S. Larson, Spring 2002

Invited Lecturer: EESC V1012y: Introduction to Earth Sciences, II. Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University course instructed by S. Hemming; 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Invited Lecturer: GEO 102: The Earth through Time. Dept. of Geosciences, Stony Brook University, course instructed by T. Rasbury, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Teaching Assistant: ANT 290: Science and Technology in Ancient Society. Dept. of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, course taught by E. Stone, Spring 1998

Teaching Assistant: ANT 104: Introduction to Archaeology, Dept. of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, course taught by C. Marean, Fall 1997