Steven Semken, PhD


Professor of Geology and Education 
Arizona State University

Steven Semken is Professor of Geology and Education in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He is an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher who studies influences of sense of place, culture, and affect on modes of teaching, learning, and research in the Earth sciences. He works in geologically and culturally diverse places of the American Southwest, Latin America, and the Caribbean, applying place-based geoscience education to foster improved access and diversity in geoscience, environmental and cultural sustainability, and greater public Earth-science literacy.


Place-Based Teaching and Learning at Grand Canyon: In-Person and Virtual