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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Teaching and Advising

Courses Taught

All course Information (lectures, HW, etc) is now posted on Blackboard

  • Chemical Oceanography GEOL/MSCI 782 (Taught in Spring on odd years)
  • Environmental Radioisotope Geochemistry GEOL/MSCI 524 (Taught in Spring on even years)
  • Introduction to Oceanography MSCI 101 (Taught every Fall alternating between Honors and Regular sections)


Current Graduate Students

Vien Puigcorbe, Ph.D Candidate (Joint with Dr. Pere Masque), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Doug Bell, Ph.D. candidate (JOINT with Tammi Richardson), Marine Science Program, USC, 

Blaire Umhau, Ph.D. candidate, Marine Science Program, USC

Willam Schroer, M.S. candidate, Dept. of Geological Sciences, USC


Past Graduate Students

  • Meryssa Downer, M.S. 2015, Marine Science Program, USC
  • Annie Opseth, M.S. 2014, Marine Science Program, USC
  • Sharmila Pal, M.S. 2012, Marine Science Program, USC
  • Chris Burrell, M.S. 2011, Dept. of Earth & Ocean Sciences, USC
  • Emily Sekula-Wood, Ph.D. 2010, Dept. of Earth & Ocean Sciences, USC
  • Suzanne DuBois, M.S. 2008, Dept. of Geological Sciences, USC
  • Gabrielle Lyons, M.S. 2008, Dept. of Geological Sciences, USC
  • Kanchan Maiti, Ph.D. 2007, Dept. of Geological Sciences, USC
  • Melissa Ranhofer, M.S. 2005, Dept. of Geological Sciences, USC
  • Lauren O'Neill, M.S. 2004, Marine Science Program, USC