Geosciences & Marine Science at Williams-Mystic

(Curriculum Vitae

Pronouns: she/her

Email: [email protected]




Courses 2020-21:
GEOS/MAST/ENVI 245T Hydrothermal Vents (Fall)
MAST/ENVI 263 The Global Ocean: An Interdisciplinary Introduction (Fall)

GEOS/ENVI 272T Earth Hazards and Risks (Spring)
MAST/ENVI 263 The Global Ocean: An Interdisciplinary Introduction (Spring)

Undergraduate Institution: Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences

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

Research: Sustainability education; undersea volcanoes 

Professor Gilbert is deeply committed to empowering students. Beyond her own teaching, she is involved in several national efforts to improve equity in higher education, build partnerships in sustainability education throughout the learning ecosystem, and help students build crucial skills with systems thinking.  She was on the leadership team of the major National Science Foundation grant, InTeGrate, and regularly facilitates professional development workshops and webinars for students, faculty, and K-12 teachers in collaboration with professional organizations including AGU, GSA, NAGT, and ACS.

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 all over the world, including New Zealand, Cyprus, Oman, Canada, Connecticut, and California. Each summer, and part-time during the academic year, she leads the Marine Geosciences Research Group at Williams-Mystic and has mentored more than 100 undergraduate research students in the last 15 years.

Gilbert is an alumna of the Williams-Mystic Program from the spring of 1996 and joined the faculty in 2002.