Cory Pettijohn is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Pettijohn is Faculty Program Coordinator of the new Environmental Geology online M.S. degree and graduate-level certificate programs, building upon his background as a Geological Engineering consultant with Weaver Consultants Group (Chicago) and Burns and McDonnell Engineering (Kansas City) and academic research in big geoscience data modeling and assimilation used in a variety of nonlinear Earth systems, including, most recently, volcanic system and eruption forecast models.
Dr. Pettijohn brings his experience as an Academic Advisor at Illinois to the new online Environmental Geology M.S., in which he will advise and partner students in their innovative capstone research project with advisors at Illinois, in private industry, and at state water and geological surveys housed in the Prairie Research Institute. Dr. Pettijohn holds a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (2000) and a Ph.D. in Hydrology from Boston University (’08). Before starting at Illinois, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Oregon State University from ’08 to ’12.
Heather Miller is the Online Program Coordinator for the School of Earth, Society and Environment (SESE) and an instructor for the ESE program within the School. Her role is to support all the certificate and degree programs within SESE including implementing recruitment activities, facilitating the student educational experience, marketing and communications, and provide overall program operational guidance.
Ms. Miller applies her expertise from 20+ years of industry experience, and as an Illinois specialized faculty member and former student adviser, in a collaborative role with the Faculty Program Coordinator, Cory Pettijohn, to provide students a robust network of support during their online experience at the University of Illinois. She has more than 15 years of experience working with students of all levels in formal and non-formal educational settings, as well as teaching experience in science communications, natural resources, agricultural and environmental sciences in both face-to-face and online settings.
Ms. Miller holds a B.S. in Agricultural and Environmental Communications, and an M.S. in Crop Sciences both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Research Associate Professor and
Faculty Adviser of the Online CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science Programs
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
Teaching Assistant Professor and Faculty Program Coordinator of the Online Weather and Climate Risk and Data Analytics M.S. and Certificate Programs
Department of Atmospheric Sciences