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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.

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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 and is 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. This project includes the development of tactile 3D models, which you can learn about here


Hannah Edwards, MHM

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Teaching Teams Lead Instructor, Instructional Specialist, & Program Coordinator

Hannah Edwards co-leads the Teaching Teams Program alongside Dr. Kortenkamp.

Edwards holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MHM) from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Within her Master's program, she completed a concentration in Healthcare Innovation (Marketing Strategy, Quality & Reliability, and Entrepreneurship). Edwards also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor's in Information Science & eSociety (minoring in Professional Development within Higher Education).

From 2013 - 2018, Edwards served as a national spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, giving her a unique and personal perception on public speaking, lecturing, and presenting. 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.


Ashley Register

Teaching Teams Student Facilitator

Ashley is a Senior at the University of Arizona. She is majoring in both Care, Health, and Society and Spanish, with a minor in Business Administration.

Ashley enjoys empowering students and helping them to build their professional skills. As a former Junior & Senior Teaching Teams intern, she is highly skilled in professional development education. Ashley loves reading, dancing, and meeting new people.


Morgan Beckendorf

Teaching Teams Senior Intern

Morgan is a Junior at the University of Arizona. She is majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies and Human Development.

She is excited to be a part of the Teaching Teams Program to help students build their presentation and professional skills. Morgan loves to play the guitar, read and visit the planetarium here at the University.


Isabel Ferreira

Teaching Teams Junior Intern


Jorge Gomez 

Teaching Teams Junior Intern