Lecturer in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences


I received a BS in Geology with Honors in 1978 from the University of Rhode Island, and a MS in 1983 and a PhD in 1987 in Geological Oceanography from Oregon State University. I came to Brown as a post-doc in 1986 with research interests in Cenozoic climate change with a focus on the evolution of the Indian Ocean monsoon system. After 12 years of grant-funded research projects, I became the manager for the technical and curricular programs in Environmental Science housed in MacMillan Hall. I still maintain an active research program, serving as the Director of the Environmental Chemistry Facility in MacMillan Hall and am a co-investigator with Warren Prell on projects concerning environmental change in Narragansett Bay and the surrounding watershed.

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