Duke University’s Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Susan Lozier, the Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been named president-elect of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She will begin her two-year term as president-elect on January 1, 2019, followed by a two-year term as president beginning in 2021.

The AGU is a professional society of scholars in atmospheric and ocean sciences, solid-Earth sciences, hydrologic sciences, and space sciences. The organization has more than 62,000 members in 144 countries and focuses its activities on the organization and dissemination of scientific information in the interdisciplinary and international field of geophysics.

Dr. Lozier has been a Duke faculty member since 1992. She is widely cited for research on large-scale ocean circulation and its links to global climate change. She has received many academic awards over her career including a National Science Foundation Early Career Award in 1996. She is a  past-president of The Oceanography Society.

Dr. Lozier holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

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