Dual Seminar - Prof. Roberta Marinelli and Prof. Phillip Taylor

Nov 27 2018 03:00 PM - Nov 27 2018 04:00 PM

Prof. Roberta Marinelli

Dean for the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University

Talk title: Excellence in the Earth and Ocean Sciences at Oregon State University

BIO: Roberta Marinelli serves as Dean for the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Prior to coming to Oregon State University, she was the Executive Director of the University of Southern California Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. She played a leadership role in planning and implementing an expansion of academic and research programs in environmental studies at USC's University Park Campus, and directed the Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island. Dr. Marinelli also oversaw the George and Mary Lou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Leadership, a nexus where scientists and policy makers can meet to resolve environmental challenges.

Dr. Marinelli was the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the President of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Marine Institute, a member of the Executive Committee of the Western Association for Marine Laboratories, and served on the Governing Board of the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System.

Prior to her arrival at USC, Dr. Marinelli was the Director of the Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program in the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Sciences section, where she helped to lead the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary programs across the Foundation, including the International Polar Year, Climate Research Investments, and SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability). She was a tenured associate professor on the faculty at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science, and an assistant professor at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Dr. Marinelli received her master's and doctoral degrees in marine science from the University of South Carolina, and her bachelor's degree from Brown University. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and The Oceanography Society.

College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. The college's research productivity, the national and international reputations of the faculty, and success in obtaining external funding allow CEOAS to make significant contributions to global Earth science knowledge.

CEOAS operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and two oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot (54m) ocean-going Oceanus and the Elakha, a 54-foot (16.5m) coastal research vessel. The college has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with much of the research support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has approximately 104 faculty, 220 graduate students and 613 undergraduate students.

Graduate programs include a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management, and Master's and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography. These degree programs prepare students for research, teaching, management, and policy positions in academic, governmental, and private sector organizations. The new undergraduate program in Earth Sciences, together with the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, provide educational and research opportunities for the best undergraduate students, a national honors college for the Earth.

Visit the website for more information regarding the College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.


Prof. Phillip Taylor

Associate Dean for Research Advancement, University of Southern California Dornsife College of  Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

Talk title: Environmental Science at the University of Southern California, and Diverse Career Pathways for Young Scientists

 BIO: Phillip Taylor was formerly Head of the Ocean Section in the National Science Foundation's Geosciences Directorate, and before that the Director of the NSF's Biological Oceanography Program. Prof. Taylor has worked with the ocean science community, and other federal agencies, to build national and international ocean and environmental sciences research programs on ocean ecosystems, climate change, harmful algal blooms, ocean acidification, marine biotechnology and sustainability. Prof. Taylor is currently the Associate Dean for Research Advancement at the University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where he was formerly the Executive Director for Research Advancement and Federal Relations. He is a marine ecologist with a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine; his master's is from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and his bachelor's is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also serves on the board of directors of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ALSO).