Bio: Dr. Kristen St. John is an Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is a marine sedimentologist and specializes in high latitude paleoclimate records, particularly reconstructing ice-rafting histories. She has participated in several scientific ocean drilling expeditions with ODP/IODP. Kristen is the lead scientist-educator on an NSF-funded project branded as Building Core Knowledge – Reconstructing Earth History. This project integrates research on Earth history and climate change in the development of curricular materials for undergraduate geoscience and general education courses. Kristen was also a lead instructor for the IODP teacher professional development program at sea, The School of Rock. Her undergraduate teaching responsibilities include: Earth Systems and Climate Change, Oceanography for Teachers, Earth Science for Teachers, and Physical Geology.