Created: 09/25/2021 00:59Updated: 09/25/2021 00:59

Lynch-Stieglitz, Jean  

(404) 729-1407
Bio: Jean Lynch-Stieglitz serves as Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. She also serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science Magazine. Her research group investigates changes in past ocean circulation and climate, combining geochemical methods for gathering data on the state of the past ocean with the analytical tools and approaches of modern oceanography. This work has helped in understanding the full range of behavior possible for the ocean/climate system. Professor Lynch-Stieglitz 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. She 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 joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2003. She served as Editor of Earth and Planetary Science Letters from 2012-2015.

Areas of Expertise

Marine and Earth Science:
Paleoceanography (incorporates aspects of physical
chemical and geological oceanography)
Mentoring and Early Career Development:
High school interns
REU program
Master’s students
Ph.D. students
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
Active participation in institutional JEDI programming

Resources & Facilities

Laboratory Facilities:
Analytical equipment
Analytical equipment: Microscopes
Computational Facilities:
Not Applicable
Field-Going Resources:
Not Applicable