Degree: Ph.D. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Princeton University 1978
Degree: Sc.M. S.B. Engineering, Brown University 1971
Climate dynamics, particularly the interaction of oceans and atmosphere that give rise to long term modes and patterns of climate variability. Ocean and Earth system modeling.
office:202 East Building, 703-993-2163
B.Sc and M.Sc., Geology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
Ph.D, Earth Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Minerals, origin of life, development of complex systems
office: 3455 Exploratory Hall, 703-993-1208
Ph.D. (Geology), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (8/76 to 8/80); August 1980
M.S. (Geology), Duke University, Durham, NC (9/71 to 12/73); May 1974
B.S. (Geology), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (9/66 to 6/70); June 1970
Appalachian stratigraphy and tectonics
office: Rm 254B, Research Hall, 703-993-1984
BS Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Sc.D. Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
Remote Sensing of Ocean and Atmosphere and climate variability.
GPCP-Polar Satellite Precipitation Data Center URL: http://gpcp-pspdc.gmu.edu/
office: 3418 Exploratory Hall, 703-993-3440
A.B. Geosciences, Franklin & Marshall College, 1999
M.S. Geology, University of Florida, 2002
Ph.D. Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012
Paleoecology of Quaternary Mammals
GIS Applications to Paleontology
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Earth Sciences
office: 241 Johnson Centerl, 703-993-5743
B.S., Geological Sciences, The Ohio State University
M.S., Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech
M.Ed., Science Education, Ohio State University
Ph.D., Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
The current research of Dr. Lukes broadly seeks to understand how learning environments, teaching practices, and beliefs influence the strategies and tactics students use to manage their own learning in geoscience and STEM classrooms. She is also interested in polar science and the mechanisms of fossil preservation.
Dr. Lukes currently serves as the President of the Geoscience Education Research Division of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (http://nagt.org/nagt/divisions/geoed/index.html) and is a former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow (2010-2011).
Reading and research on a specific topic in climate dynamics under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite(s): Admission into climate dynamics doctoral program and permission of instructor.
Notes: May be repeated as necessary.
To set up a reading course, student should fill out an Individualized Section Form. Form must be signed by the AOES Dept. Chair and then sent to the COS Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs for a signing.
The instructor directing the reading course should also write a one page summary of the reading course. The summary should be emailed to the Climate Dynamics graduate coordinator and AOES Chair before the Chair signs the Individualized Section Form. The summary should not have be very detailed, but a few details, such as what papers will be read or what data will be examined, should be included to the extent they have been determined before the term.
For a smooth term registration, it is best if the Section Form is sent to the Associate Dean at least one week before start of term.
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office: 116 Research Hall, mail stop 2B3, 703-993-9227
S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1985
Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992.
Numerical, analytical, and laboratory modeling of geophysical fluid dynamics processes relevant to ocean general circulation and climate dynamics.