Pat McDowell’s teaching inspires Eugene Weekly column

Regular contributor to Eugene Weekly, Robert Warren, starts off last week’s column by asking “What’s your favorite place?” a question inspired by Shaul Cohen’s introductory Geography course.  As he proceeds, Warren discusses how various courses he has audited in his retirement have inspired him.  In particular, he cites our own Pat McDowell’s “Watershed Science and Policy” course which I (Matthew Goslin) have been assisting the past 3 years.  It’s great to see such a dedicated, always creative and evolving teacher like Pat get some fun recognition.  I’ve been reading Warren’s columns in the EW regularly these past few years and didn’t realize he was the gentleman sitting in on the courses we’d been teaching, including our recent geomorphology course.  I hope he enjoyed it as much as Watershed Science and Policy!

My Favorite Place