Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences


Karen Fischer studies the structure and dynamics of Earth's interior.  She holds a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University (1983) and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from MIT (1989).  After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), she joined the faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown in the fall of 1990.  She was a Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence from 2004 to 2007.

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