Following the recommendation of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, the Williams College Board of Trustees Executive Committee has voted to promote nine faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure. The vote will be ratified by the full board in January, and the promotions will take effect July 1, 2013 for Jeannie Albrecht, computer science; Lisa Gilbert, geosciences at the Williams-Mystic program; Amy Holzapfel, theatre; Jason Josephson, religion; Sara LaLumia, economics; James Manigault-Bryant, Africana studies; Keith McPartland, philosophy; Ngonidzashe Munemo, political science; and Amanda Wilcox, classics.
Lisa Gilbert, geosciences at the Williams-Mystic Program
Gilbert’s research in marine geology and geophysics focuses on undersea volcanoes. Her work on mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, and other volcanoes has been published in Science, Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, and Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3). She is involved with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, an international effort to study the Earth’s structure and history, and several NSF-funded geoscience education initiatives.
She has been teaching marine science on the coast and at sea with Williams-Mystic since 2002. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington.