Brian Marion (MS Geology, 2016)

Adjunct Professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington

While completing the master's program right here at CWU, I grew a passion for the educational side of science. I had gained valuable teaching experience in the lecture hall and in lab room setting and after expressing my interest in wanting to teach, Dr. Carey Gazis offered me multiple introductory courses to teach in the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 quarters. I am so fortunate to have a job doing what I love and being able to spend time with many new college students to share my experiences and passion for geology.

I am currently building an application for doctoral programs around the Pacific Northwest to continue research in my focus areas of structure, earthquakes, neotectonics and geophysics. Staying in the university environment lets me continue to have an impact on students who may end up inspired by the geological sciences like I was.

I got married to my wife Kimberly Edwards (BS in Psychology, 2014 and working on Post-Bac in Special Education) less than a week after I graduated with my MS and we both strive to help our students succeed in their education, as well as building life-long living and career skills.

It doesn't hurt being able to teach in a brand-new facility with Science II completed, that's just icing on the cake."

Information last updated on Dec 18, 2016