Lisa Gilbert smiling in the sun
Lisa Gilbert
Department Chair
Environmental Science, Geology, Oceanography

Dr. Lisa Gilbert is the Department Chair of Geology, Oceanography and Environmental Science. She has been teaching for more than 20 years and is committed to making science more welcoming and relevant for all. Dr. Gilbert is a national leader in sustainability and geoscience education. She holds an A.B. degree in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington in Oceanography, where she specialized in Marine Geology and Geophysics and visited the seafloor in Alvin.

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Mon 10:50-11:50am (705C)

Tue 9-9:55am (online)

Wed 9-9:30am (705), Wed 6:15-7pm, (online)

Thu 9-9:55am (online)

Selected Publications

Nagy, E.A. and L.A. Gilbert, (2021), Building Community College Leadership Through Geoscience Faculty Development, New Directions for Community Colleges, 195, 185-198,

Hung*, C., L.A. Gilbert, D.A.H. Teagle, D. Craw, and R.A. Wobus, (2021). Features of seafloor hydrothermal alteration in metabasalts of mid-ocean ridge origin from the Chrystalls Beach Complex, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, DOI:10.1080/00288306.2020.1803925

Gilbert, L.A., R. Teasdale, and C.A. Manduca (2020). A New Vision of Sustainability in Earth Science Education, Eos, 101, DOI:10.1029/2020EO146424.

Gilbert, L.A. (2020). Empowering Students to Act, Perspectives on Earth and Space Science Educational Research, 1(3).

Egger, A.E., M.Z. Bruckner, S.J. Birnbaum, and L.A. Gilbert, (2019). Developing Effective Interdisciplinary Curricular aterials, in Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future, Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies Book Series, Springer ISBN: 978-3-030-03272-2, 45-68, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-03273-9

Gilbert, L.A., D. Gross, and K. Kreutz (2019). Developing Undergraduate Students’ Systems Thinking Skills with an InTeGrate Module, Journal of Geoscience Education, 67:1, 34-49, DOI: 10.1080/10899995.2018.1529469 (COVER ARTICLE)

Gragg, R.D.S., E.R. Iverson, H. Brethauer-Gay, J. Warford, L.A. Gilbert, K. Sheriff, C.A. Manduca, (2019). Impact of InTeGrate Teaching Materials on Student Geoscience Interests, Literacy and Learning Outcomes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Earth Educators’ Rendezvous.

Iverson, E., D. Steer, L.A. Gilbert, K. Kastens, K. O’Connell, and C.A. Manduca, (2019). Measuring Literacy, Attitudes, and Capacities to Solve Societal Problems in Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future, Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies Book Series, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-03272-2, 91-119, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-03273-9

Gilbert, L.A., L. Crispini, P. Tartarotti, and M.L. Bona* (2018). Permeability Structure of the Lava-Dike Transition of 15 My Old Oceanic Crust Formed at the East Pacific Rise, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(9), 3555-3569, DOI:10.1029/2018GC007696

Manduca, C.A., L.A. Gilbert, R.S. Gragg, E.A.R. Iverson, R.H. Macdonald, D.A. McConnell, and D. Steer, (2018). Community-Based Research Teams: Examples from On the Cutting Edge and InTeGrate Projects, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting #ED11B-04.

*undergraduate student co-author

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