Lisa Gilbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geosciences and Marine Sciences
Course: Oceanographic Processes
Lisa Gilbert is Associate Professor of Geosciences and Marine Sciences. She began teaching at Williams-Mystic in 2002. She earned her Ph.D. in Oceanography at 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, seamounts, and hydrothermal systems. She is also a field geologist, with projects in Oman, Cyprus, 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.
Gilbert is a champion of cross-disciplinary learning. 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.
Professor Gilbert is an alumna of the Williams-Mystic Program from the spring of 1996.
(Gilbert is on research sabbatical during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.)