Education

1985 Ph.D. The University of Georgia, Microbiology (Bacterial Lipid Geochemistry).

1979 B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (VA Tech) Biology/Chemistry.

Professional Background

2011-present: Professor and Chair, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

Fall 2000: Fulbright Senior Scholar - FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics Amsterdam - The Netherlands

2000-2011: Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, UMCES

1995-2000: Associate Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, UMCES

1989-1995: Assistant Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, UMCES

1985-1988: Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic Geochemistry, Univ. of Bristol, (with G. Eglinton)

1982: Summer Research Fellow, NASA Ames Laboratory, Santa Clara, CA

Research Interests

Organic Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry. Sources, transformation and fate of organic compounds in aquatic environments and their linkages with climate. Natural product biogeochemistry.