Krim, an associate professor of science education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has also taught both middle school and high school earth science. She started her career by teaching biology at Hopi Junior/Senior High School in Keams Canyon, Arizona before returning to Wilmington, Delaware, where she taught earth science at Hanby Junior High School. Inspired by these teaching experiences, she earned her masters and doctoral degrees in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in science education.
She says that her educational experience both at UD and away from it on an exchange program helped prepare her for her professional career: "Participating in the National Exchange Program and spending a semester at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado provided me with the opportunity to take additional geology classes, further explore the Four Corners area, and to become a more independent person.
As a current college professor, I reflect regularly upon what college provides to young adults, and I see myself in my students every day. UD, in particular, was a place where I was able to explore my professional and personal interests (I changed my major several times and graduated as a super-senior), as well as a place where I was treated as an adult, and held accountable for my progress in the classroom. For me UD was a place to grow, and a place in which I could grow up, and I believe this experience is reflected in the care and concern I have for my current students."