Jean Lynch-Stieglitz

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Jean Lynch-Stieglitz is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech where she has been on the faculty since 2003. She served as Associate Chair in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from 2015-2022 where she focused on creating processes to establish and nurture a diverse faculty community.  Her research group investigates changes in ocean circulation and climate since the height of the last ice age, combining geochemical methods for gathering data on the state of the past ocean with the analytical tools and approaches of modern oceanography.  She currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science Magazine.

Professor Lynch-Stieglitz graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Geology and Physics in 1986 after which she worked for several years as a computer programmer in support of oceanographic research teams. She received her Ph.D. in 1995 from Columbia University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution before serving on the faculty at Columbia University from 1996-2003.  She served as Editor of Earth and Planetary Science Letters from 2012-2015. She was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015 and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2019 in recognition of her work on ocean circulation changes over the transition out of the last ice age.  She was also named Cesare Emiliani Lecturer by the American Geophysical Union in 2018 which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of paleoceanography.