Preston Cumming
STEM/Social Sciences
Graduate Teacher Program

 Room E380

Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE), 200 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. W.F. Preston Cumming received his PhD in Geography in 2013 from the University of Colorado Boulder. His primary research interests lie in ecology and biometeorology, working on micro- and macro-climatic variability and how both native and non-native plant species respond. His post-doctoral work was in Botany at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Preston has been the Lead Coordinator for STEM and Social Sciences with the GTP since 2015, a position he previously held from 2011-2012 as a doctoral student while also serving as the Lead for Geography from 2010-2012. He has taught at the university level since 2008 when he worked as an adjunct for the CU Denver’s CU Succeed Program at two area high schools teaching Introductory Geography, Environmental Science and Geology as well as being a Teaching Assistant and Graduate Part-time Instructor in Physical Geography, Biogeography, Research Methods, Teaching Practicum, and Pedagogy at CU Boulder. Additionally, he is the Communications co-head for the Graduate and Professional Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow Special Interest Group with the Professional and Organizational Development Network, a national organization for faculty and graduate student development. He has been a member of the Colorado Native Plant Society for 8 years with the Boulder Chapter and is now a Board of Directors Member. He is currently working towards his Master’s degree in Higher Education through the School of Ed at CU Boulder.

Preston loves to be outside and is an avid snowboarder, runner, and fisherman when he gets free time to spend with his family. He has lived in many wonderful places and absolutely adores being back in Colorado.