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


Honors and Awards

2016 - Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award, USC

2016 - SEC Faculty Achivement Award, USC

2015 - Elected as a Fellow of the AAAS

2014 - Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring, Biogeosciences Section. AGU

2013 - USC Distinguished Professor of the Year

2012 - Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award

2012 - National Academies of Science/Humboldt Foundation Kavli Fellow

2011 - MEL Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Xiamen, China.

2010 - Named one of USC's Breakthrough Rising Stars

2008 - 2009 - Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow (Spain)

2008 - 2009 - U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Spain)

2007 - Freshman Advocate Award, USC

2006 - Ocean Sciences Early Career Award, American Geophysical Union

2005 - Faculty of the Year, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

2005 - USC Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award

2002 - SCAMP Outstanding Research Mentor, University of South Carolina

1998 - 2001 - SOEST Young Investigator, University of Hawaii

1998 - 2000 - NOAA/UCAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate and Global Change

1996 - 1998 - Environmental Protection Agency STAR Graduate Fellowship

1993 - 1996 - Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship.

1993 - NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, University of Washington

1991 - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellow