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

Course: Oceanographic Processes

Pronouns: she/her

Email: [email protected]




Undergraduate Institution: Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences

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

Research: Undersea volcanoes and hydrothermal vents; science education

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.  

Beyond her teaching at Williams-Mystic, Gilbert has been involved in several efforts related to interdisciplinary education.  She coordinated science aboard the historic 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, which was a unique opportunity to work with historians, musicians, teachers, artists, and others to compare citizen science data collection at sea through time.  She is on the Leadership Team of a major National Science Foundation grant to improve undergraduate sustainability education, InTeGrate.  Her on-going research in education includes efforts at improving equity in higher education and systems thinking skills development.   

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