Faculty & Staff

  • Professor of Geosciences

    B.S., M.A., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Brown University

    Research interests: GeoHealth, biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, research and collaborative project-based learning to support inclusive excellence in STEM education

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  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences

    B.A., Amherst College; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Research Interests: I'm a metamorphic petrologist and geochemist interested in metamorphic phase equilibria, chemical kinetics, convergent tectonics, and subduction zone dynamics.

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  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Geosciences

    B.A., Williams College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research Interests: Earth Surface Processes, Paleoclimate, Ice Sheet History, Sedimentary Provenance Studies

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  • Academic Administrator

    Academic Administrator for Geosciences and Astronomy.

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  • Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory

    B.A., Smith College; M.S., University of Miami

    Focused on stable isotope geochemistry and physical geology.

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  • Associate Professor of Geosciences

    B.S., M.S., University of Hannover (Germany); Ph.D., Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland)

    Research interests: Earth surface processes, sedimentology, and natural hazard assessment

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  • Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., University of Massachusetts

    Teaches geosciences labs; Committed to giving students an appreciation for earth processes and an understanding of their impacts.

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  • Associate Professor of Astronomy

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies the planet Mars while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

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Faculty Emeriti

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences Emeritus

    B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Continuing study of physical model and salt content of local community and campus water supply, ICP-OES analysis of water; Ion chromatography.

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  • Associate Professor of Geosciences Emeritus

    B.A., Clark Univ.; M.A., George Washington Univ.; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Retired field geologist, petrologist, tectonicist, high-temperature geochemist and U-Pb geochronologist with ongoing research projects in igneous petrology and sedimentary petrology.

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  • Professor Emerita of Geosciences

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Retired from teaching at Wellesley, now pursuing full-time research with collaborators at MIT, University of Massachusetts and Acadia University (NS). Outreach to students and adults.

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