Associate Professor of Geosciences and Marine Science at Williams-Mystic (Curriculum Vitae

Course: Oceanographic Processes

Email: [email protected]






Undergraduate Institution: Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences

Graduate Institution: University of Washington, Oceanography (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Research focus: Undersea volcanoes and hydrothermal vents

Professor Gilbert’s deep-sea research emphasizes the geophysical and geologic structure of mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, and hydrothermal systems.  She has collected samples and data using the HOV ALVIN, the ROV JASON, and a variety of research ships, including the D/V JOIDES RESOLUTION.  She is also a field geologist, with projects on ancient underwater volcanoes now accessible in New Zealand, Cyprus, Oman, Canada, Connecticut, and the western United States. 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. She is currently involved with a major National Science Foundation-funded effort to improve undergraduate sustainability education integrating science with the social sciences and humanities.  She also coordinated science aboard the historic 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, which was a unique opportunity to work with historians, musicians, artists, and others to compare data collection at sea through time. Gilbert is an alumna of the Williams-Mystic Program from the spring of 1996 and joined the faculty in 2002.