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Amy P. Chen

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Phone: (505) 277-8452

Associate Director

Curriculum Vitae

Amy P. Chen is a Taiwanese-American and an experimental geophysicist by training. She received her Ph.D. from Macquarie University (Australia), M.S. & B.S. from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and was a Fulbrighter in Munich, Germany. She studied microbes that biosynthesize magnetic iron oxide & iron sulfide nanoparticles in stratified estuaries as well as in ~56 million years old sediments deposited during an abrupt climate change event (Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum). Amy has taught courses on Physical Geology, Magnetism in Earth Science, and Environmental Measurement & Analysis, worked on improving large enrollment geoscience instruction, and engaged in education & outreach. Just prior to joining the UNM Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Amy was a Presidential Management STEM Fellow at the NSF Division of Earth Sciences and NASA Earth Science Division. As the CTE Associate Director, Amy is committed to supporting teaching of the unique UNM student population by drawing from and contributing to the evolving research on teaching and learning. Away from her office in the Zimmerman Library, you may find Amy on her bike (& Zike) and on hiking trails.