Work Experience

  • Director of Outreach Education, Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences (5/1/2005 - 5/31/2021)

    •Manage the Climate Change Education Project, a NASA-funded teacher professional development and curriculum project.
    •Oversee the Geokids, where university students lead activities for second grade students.
    •Coordinate the high school internship program for 15-20 students each summer.
    •Coordinate educational outreach for the Quake-Catcher Network (
    •Develop new projects and partnerships with faculty and local educational organizations.
    •Developed and implemented educational programs for the Stanford Environmental Molecular Science Institute, including teacher professional development and workshops for science journalists.


    Stanford, CA

  • Education Manager, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (10/1/2000 - 5/15/2005)

    •Developed and wrote the Coastal Ecosystem Curriculum for high school students.
    •Coordinated and implemented a sandy beach monitoring program for high school students.
    •Developed, advertised and presented professional development for teachers.
    •Managed the organization’s websites and produced/edited the bi-annual newsletter.


    San Francisco, CA

  • Coordinator of Professional Development, Museum of Science and Industry (5/13/2000 - 9/15/2000)

    •Developed curriculum and recruited teachers for a three-week Teaching with Technology workshop.
    •Coordinated and developed individualized teacher workshops for schools.


    Chicago, IL

  • Coordinator of Adult and Family Programs, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (9/1/1998 - 3/31/2000)

    •Planned and scheduled course offerings, managed budget, evaluated and marketed adult and family fee-based course program.
    •Coordinated Adler's component in a collaborative museum and city park after-school and family program. Trained and supervised outreach educators. Taught and developed curriculum for family workshops to increase museum awareness and interest.
    •Planned and developed Adler's component in a summer day camp for 5-14 year-olds with the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. Responsible for curriculum development, registration, evaluation, and budget management. Supervised 18 temporary staff of assistants, counselors, and instructors.


    Chicago, IL

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sabbatical Replacement Position, U.S. Naval Academy (1/1/1997 - 8/1/1998)

    Taught and developed curriculum of Biological Oceanography (lecture & laboratory) and General Oceanography 2 (lecture & laboratory) for oceanography majors.


    Annapolis, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Sabbatical Replacement Position, Millersville University (1/1/1996 - 6/1/1996)

    Taught and developed curriculum of Biological Oceanography (lecture & laboratory) to oceanography and zoology majors and introductory oceanography course (lecture & laboratory) for non-science majors.


    Millersville, PA

All Publications

  • Geoscience Outreach Education with the Local Community Geoscience Research and Outreach, Schools and Public Engagement Saltzman, J. Springer. 2014: 303–309
  • Supporting Students Epistemological Understanding of Climate Change Journal of Geoscience Education Holthuis, N., Lotal, R., Mastrandrea, M. 2014
  • Middle and high school students shine EOS Asher, P., Saltzman, J. 2012; 93 (9): 96
  • Engaging First Grade Students in a Geoscience Campus Field Trip Journal of Geoscience Education Saltzman, J., Paytan, A. 2007; 55 (4): 326-332
  • Year-one activities at the Stanford Environmental Molecular Science Institute 230th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society Brown, G. E., Bluhm, H., Brown, B. A., Chaka, A. M., Constantz, B., Fendorf, S., Foster, A. L., Myneni, S. C., Nilsson, A., Rosso, K. M., Salmeron, M., Saltzman, J., Spormann, A. M., Trainor, T. P. AMER CHEMICAL SOC. 2005: U1714–U1715
  • Educational outreach at the Stanford Environmental Molecular Science Institute 230th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society Saltzman, J., Brown, B. A. AMER CHEMICAL SOC. 2005: U1717–U1717
  • Ocean Education Through Environmental Monitoring Current: The Journal of Marine Education Saltzman, J. 2005; 21 (1)
  • Zooplankton ecology in a prominent oxygen minimum zone and at a seamount in the eastern tropical Pacific. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Rhode Island. Saltzman, J. 1995