AGU Education Section Leadership - K. St. John


Education Section Role(s) and Service:

President (2023-present), President-elect (2021-2022)


Dr. Kristen St. John is a Professor of Geology at James Madison University. Her geoscience education research aims to strengthen undergraduate geoscience teaching and learning through curriculum design, research, and faculty professional development. St. John is the lead author of an inquiry-based lab book Reconstructing Earth’s Climate History, which is going into its second edition. She was the editor of the vision and planning report: A Community Framework for Geoscience Education Research, and the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geoscience Education. St. John is also an active researcher in the scientific ocean drilling community, participating in several at-sea expeditions. She works with students on samples from the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific to piece together Cenozoic glacial and sea ice histories. Her primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses on Earth Systems and Climate Change, Geowriting and Communication, and Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography. She has received several teaching and career awards at JMU, and she is a Geological Society of America (GSA) Fellow.