Scientists, Researchers, and Educators

Faculty for the National Teachers Enhancement Network are working scientists, researchers and educators, chosen for their ability to convey scientific topics in an online learning environment.

Many of our faculty have taught within the program for years, while also conducting relevant scientific research projects, teaching face-to-face university courses and mentoring graduate students and research assistants.

Some NTEN faculty are based at Montana State University; others have worked at prominent universities and institutions such as UC-Berkeley, the University of Arizona, the University of Wisconsin, the Museum of the Rockies, NASA and the Smithsonian Institute.




NTEN Oceanography Instructor Sean Griffin assists with recovery in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Sean Griffin, who teaches Fundamentals of Oceanography for Montana State University's National Teachers Enhancement Network, works with NOAA in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He sent this report in Spring 2018 about recovery work dealing with all the boats that sank during the hurricanes of Fall 2017.


...Recovery is slow in PR. There is a lot to do. Electricity is still spotty, along with communications. A lot of people still don't have power. I have been working a lot in the USVI helping to remove all of the vessels off the reefs and mangroves. There's about 800 derelict vessels in PR and the USVI.

Sean Griffin, NOAA

 Read more in this article from NOAA