Sara E. Harris
Sara is a 2015 3M National Teaching Fellow and Professor of Teaching in the department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She has a PhD in Oceanography from Oregon State University (1998) and a research background in paleoceanography and paleoclimate.
During seven years as a chief scientist at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, she studied modern oceans and sailed thousands of miles with undergraduate students. Sara's current research explores how people learn climate science, and which learning opportunities best help people move toward more expert-like ideas about how Earth's climate works. She is a co-author of “Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice”.