Professor Emerita of Geological Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Geological Sciences


I received an AB in geology from Carleton College in 1965 and a PhD with distinction in geology from UCLA in 1971. I joined the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown University as a research assistant in 1970, became assistant professor (research) in 1971, tenured in 1979, and full professor in 1989. I have chaired the Department's Undergraduate Program committee almost continually since 1981, and am committed to providing concentration, personal, and career counseling to Brown undergraduates. I am also a strong supporter of women and minorities in the sciences and am involved with Brown's Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group.

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