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Alan Goldin

Westminster College

Alan Goldin is an emeritus professor of environmental science from Westminster College in Missouri.  He currently resides in North Carolina, where is has taught classes in geology and mathematics at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College, and has been a consultant with the National Math and Science Initiative mentoring AP Environmental Science teachers and helping their students.  He also works for the College Board in grading these exams.

Dr. Goldin has a B.S. in mathematics from Antioch College, M.A. T. in secondary mathematics from Harvard University, B.S. and M.S. in Forestry from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of British Columbia.  In the past he has taught geology, geography, soil science and environmental science at Westminster College for 12 years, the University of West Florida for six years, and universities in North Carolina, Washington, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Massachusetts for another five years.  Dr. Goldin has travelled extensively including 60 or so self-sufficient cycling tours of UK, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, and across the United States and Canada.  He was on the Fall 2011 voyage of Semester at Sea as well as taken trips for one to three weeks to visit his international students at their homes in Ethiopia, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, China and Cambodia to name a few.  He belongs to professional societies in geology and geography and has won five teaching awards.