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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 astrononmy 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. 

Joaquin Lopez

Teaching Teams Undergraduate Instructor

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 Instructor

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.

Aivry Eastman

Teaching Teams Intern

Aivy is a Senior here at the University of Arizona. She is studying Linguistics and Creative Writing. Her favorite part about being an intern with the Teaching Teams Program is being able to work closely with the students. In her free time, she loves to walk her dog.