Lisa Gilbert, Ph.D.
Course: Oceanographic Processes
860-572-5359 ext. 6
Lisa Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Geosciences and Marine Sciences at Williams College. She began teaching at Williams-Mystic in 2002. She earned her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Washington, specializing in marine geology and geophysics. Gilbert’s research is focused on volcanoes, both undersea and on land. She has participated in dozens of oceanographic research expeditions, including several dives in the deep submergence vehicle Alvin and use of the remotely operated vehicle Jason. Her deep-sea research emphasizes the geophysical and geologic structure of mid-ocean ridges and seamounts. Most of her research is in the Pacific Ocean, with an emphasis on the geophysical and geologic structure of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Axial Seamount, and the East Pacific Rise. She is also a field geologist, with projects in Oman, Cyprus, Canada, Connecticut, and the western United States. She has advised numerous student research projects and honors theses. Gilbert’s research has been published in scientific journals such as in Science, Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, and Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems and includes several student co-authors. Gilbert is also heavily involved with two National Science Foundation-funded efforts aimed at improving undergraduate geoscience and interdisciplinary education: GARNET and InTeGrate. Always looking for opportunities to compare data collection through time, in 2014 she is coordinating science aboard the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan. She is an alumna of the Williams-Mystic Program.