Rick Polad, M.S.

Pro Rata Instructor of Natural Sciences   
Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Office Location:  Dunham Hall, Room 211
Telephone: 630-844-3865
Email Address: rpolad@aurora.edu

I believe in relating Earth Science to current topics, such as Global Warming and in showing students how Earth Science affects their lives. Learning about science is not about memorizing but about problem solving. I invite students to learn and then to think about what they have learned, thus expanding the classroom into the outside world. Seeing a student become excited about the world around them makes this job very rewarding.

Education
B.A., English, Northeastern Illinois University
M.S., Earth Science, Northeastern Illinois University

Areas of Specialization
Environmental Geology

Courses Taught
Astronomy
Earth Science
Science Foundations

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Helped to develop MS program at the George Williams College campus

Other Interests
Volunteer with United States Coast Guard
Trumpet
Photography