Graduate Program

Teach. Learn. Lead.

Faculty & Students

  • Tracy Logan

    Director of Kelly Campus Programs
    B.A., Liberal Arts, Metropolitan State College of Denver
    tracy.logan@tetonscience.org
    • 307.732.7760

    Tracy has lived in Jackson for the past 21 years and has extensive experience working within the local non-profit community. She has served as the Executive Director of two non-profits as well as a Board Member. She has brought a love for fundraising and a love for people to Teton Science Schools for the past 12 years. She is a mother of two young children and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

  • Kevin Krasnow

    Graduate Faculty & Research Specialist
    PhD, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley,
    M.S., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
    B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University

                      kevin.krasnow@tetonscience.org

    Kevin is an ecologist and educator seeking sustainable solutions to pressing environmental problems. His research focuses on understanding fire ecology, global change, ecosystem resilience and effective science education.  He has instructed Outward Bound courses in the Beartooth Mountains, taught high school biology and chemistry, and directed an outdoor leadership and science program in San Francisco public schools. Currently, he teaches ecology courses at the Graduate Program and leads ecological and educational research at TSS.  See Kevin’s Google scholar page here.

  • Aaron Nydam

    Graduate Lead Faculty
    M.S.T., Natural Science, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A., Biology, Calvin College

                      aaron.nydam@tetonscience.org

    An alumni of the Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools, Aaron joined the faculty after more than ten years of teaching science and math in Colorado and Wyoming. As a certified teacher, Aaron engaged education in multiple traditional and non-traditional settings such as spending his summers as a lead instructor for Outward Bound outside Silverton, CO or implementing place-based, science curricula at Journeys School in Jackson. Within his teaching practice, Aaron emphasized real-world context while building inquiry skills in a content rich environment. Aaron focused his graduate studies at the University of Wyoming on teacher attributes that foster an authentic culture of science in the classroom. When he is not teaching or talking about teaching, you will most likely find him either playing with his kids along a river or racing his bike over a mountain pass.

  • Jordan Nobler

    Field Education Faculty

    M.S. Biology, Boise State University
    B.S. Biology, Marquette University

                      jordan.nobler@tetonscience.org

    Jordan comes to Teton Science Schools with broad experience integrating field and classroom instruction with inquiry and scientific research. He has worked as a field educator for the Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School and NatureBridge Yosemite, and as a high school physics teacher in New Haven, Connecticut. His graduate work used citizen science initiatives and partnerships with K-12 classrooms to conduct research on sagebrush habitat ecology in the Intermountain West. Skiing, cycling, cooking and crossword puzzles fill his time outside of work.

  • Julia Spencer

    Graduate Program Faculty
    M.S. Natural Science and Natural Science Education, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A. Geology, Whitman College
                      julia.spencer@tetonscience.org

    An alumna of the TSS Graduate Program, Julia comes to the faculty with a background in geology and ecology gained before transitioning into a full time educator. Her graduate research focused on student understanding of complex scientific phenomena with the use of scientific models. She has taught science in various capacities, working as an instructor of undergraduate field geology for Indiana University; at Teton Science Schools as a field educator; and coordinating K-5 afterschool programs at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum.

  • Joanna Ahlum

    Field Education Faculty, Graduate Program
    M.S., Environmental Studies, San Jose State University
    B.S., Biology, Westmont College
    joanna.ahlum@tetonscience.org

    Before coming to Teton Science Schools, Joanna taught in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Santa Clara University for seven years. She has also been a practitioner in the fields of restoration ecology, conservation agriculture and environmental education. As an ecologist, she’s interested in how regenerative practices in agriculture and elsewhere can enhance human livelihoods and biodiversity. As an educator and a learner, she loves inviting others into experiences that spark desire to reconnect with the rest of nature. She loves exploring the world with her husband and their two young girls, getting out in the mountains, and reading great books.

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