Princeton Review Names U-Idaho Professor One of America’s 300 Best

Wednesday, April 4 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – On Tuesday, the Princeton Review named Karen Harpp, associate professor of geochemistry at the University of Idaho, one of the 300 best professors in the U.S.

Formerly of Colgate University, Harpp was chosen out of over 42,000 professors nationwide using student data collected by the Princeton Review and    

An engaging professor and role model for future scholars, Harpp championed an innovative class on the history of early nuclear weapons, “The Advent of the Atomic Bomb,” that gave U-Idaho students a different look at science. Harpp has performed research into plume ridge interaction in the Northern Galapagos and the origin of the Vanda Dike Swarm in Antarctica, investigated boiling-over pyroclastic density currents in volcanoes, and studied petrologic controls on volcanic eruptions.

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