My professional interests are in the areas of science education and geology. By following these interests throughout my life, I have been involved in a delightful combination of learning, researching, and teaching. My experience in science teaching has made me an ardent believer in inquiry-based learning. Here, at Nevada State College, my students learn both science and teaching methods in an active, student-centered classroom environment. I am motivated to teach classes about how to teach science because the topics involved are important, challenging, and, most of all, exciting!