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Teaching Teams General Contact Information


Teaching Teams Program Physical Address:

Department of Planetary Science/Lunar and Planetary Lab
Kuiper Space Sciences, Room 351
1629 E University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Teaching Teams Program Mailing Address:

University of Arizona Teaching Teams Program
PO Box 210092
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0092

Our Faculty, Staff, and Interns

Steve Kortenkamp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice
Teaching Teams Faculty Supervisor

Dr. Kortenkamp leads the Teaching Teams program and teaches astronomy classes in the Flandrau Planetarium. Dr. Kortenkamp received UA's College of Science Innovations in Teaching award. Kortenkamp is also a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson and a prolific author of children's science books. He is also currently working on a NSF project to develop new astronomy teaching techniques for blind students. 

Hannah Edwards

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Teaching Teams Instructional Specialist/Program Coordinator

Mrs. Edwards works alongside Dr. Kortenkamp within the Teaching Teams Program. She holds a Bachelor's in Information Science & eSociety from the University of Arizona, and is a current UArizona graduate student, pursing a Master's in Healthcare Management. During her undergraduate career, she also minored in Professional Development within Higher Education. Outside of academics, Edwards volunteers to teach local K-12 students how to stay active through the sport of baton twirling. She is also a proud dog mom of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Joaquin Lopez

Teaching Teams Undergraduate Coordinator

Joaquin is a Senior here at the University of Arizona studying Physiology. He enjoys working with the Teaching Teams Program because he is able to meet new people and teach them skills to better their professional careers. You can often find Joaquin riding his scooter from class to class, so feel free to wave hi at him!

Samantha Mayers

Teaching Teams Undergraduate Coordinator

Samantha is a Senior here at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. She is studying Finance and Business Management. Her favorite part about being an instructor with the Teaching Teams Program is being able to help students on campus with their professional skills! Samantha finds that watching her students' growth is immensely rewarding. In her free time, you can find Samantha enjoying her studies. She loves to hang out with her friends while working on assignments. Samantha says that Teaching Teams has really changed her life and she has met some of the most fantastic people.

Hunter Conley

Teaching Teams Senior Intern

Hunter Conley is a senior here at the University of Arizona. She is majoring in Care Health and Society and minoring in both Psychology as well as Business Administration. Hunter's favorite part about being apart of the Teaching Teams Program is getting to know the students and making even a small impact in their life. Hunter's favorite thing aside from the Teaching Teams Program is to hike and be out in nature. 


Andrew Thomas

Teaching Teams Junior Intern

Andrew is a Sophomore at the University of Arizona. He is majoring in General Studies through the College of Humanities, with an emphasis in Art, Media, and Entertainment.

Ashley Register

Teaching Teams Junior Intern

Ashley is a Sophomore at the University of Arizona. She is majoring in Care, Health, and Society and minoring in both Spanish and Business Administration. Ashley is thrilled to be a part of the Teaching Teams Program. She enjoys empowering students and helping them to build their professional skills. Ashley loves reading, dancing, and meeting new people.

Kayli Glidic

Teaching Teams Junior Intern

Kayli is a Junior at the University of Arizona. She is majoring in Physics and Astronomy, as well as Mathematics and Planetary Sciences. 

Megan Pittman

Teaching Teams Junior Intern

Megan Pittman is pursuing a degree in Psychology and is minoring in English Literature. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she plans to pursue a degree in Mortuary Science, and hopefully one day own an environmentally-conscious funeral home. She is in her final semester at the University of Arizona. Megan is thrilled to finish out her time here as a member of the Teaching Teams Program. She was introduced to the Teaching Teams program through a preceptorship in the Fall 2020 semester, for which she enrolled in the PTYS 297A workshop. That workshop alone helped to develop her leadership and professional skills, so she knew that stepping up her involvement and becoming an intern would benefit her in more ways than one! She is beyond excited to work with students this semester, to pass on what she has already learned through the program, and to continue her own learning!