About Me

Dean of the College of Sciences, Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair and Professor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology

As the chief academic officer of the College of Sciences, I provide leadership to ~2,500 students and 500 faculty members and researchers across six internationally-ranked schools. 

As a physical oceanographer, my research focuses on the ocean’s role in climate variability and climate change. I am currently the international project lead for the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (o-snap.org), an observing system designed to measure the meridional overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic.

I currently serve as President of the American Geophysical Union, a professional society of earth and space scientists, with ~ 62,000 members in 144 countries.  I also serve on the Board of Directors for The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of ~100 universities that conduct research in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and for Science ATL, a nonprofit organization that aims to strengthen Atlanta’s STEAM ecosystem.