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CEOE Committee on Diversity

In July 2015, the Acting Dean of CEOE formed a College-level Committee on Diversity.  

The committee supports the university-wide effort to develop and implement policies that, over long time periods, will enhance the diversity on our campus and ensure we are truly a welcoming, inclusive learning community that reflects our region and country.

2018-19 CEOE Committee on Diversity Roster:

Saleem Ali, Professor Geography Department and CEOE ADVANCE fellow
Eliot Atekwana, Professor Geological Sciences Department
Estella Atekwana, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Jennifer Biddle, Associate Professor School of Marine Science & Policy
Sharmayne Burns, Assistant Dean for Finance
L. Pamela Cook, UD ADVANCE, Associate Dean, College of Engineering (ex-officio)
Heather Doty, UD ADVANCE, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering (ex-officio)
David Kirchman, Professor School of Marine Science & Policy
Delphis Levia, Department Chair, Geography Department
George Luther, Professor School of Marine Science & Policy and Chief Diversity Advocate
Jame McCray, Delaware Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Service
Mark Moline, Director, School of Marine Science & Policy
Keeley Powell, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Services
Neil Sturchio, Department Chair, Geological Sciences Department
Sharon Wiegner, Business Administrator, School of Marine Science & Policy
Joanna York*, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science & Policy
* previous Chief Diversity Advocate



University of Delaware’s Commitment to Diversity and Excellence 
University of Delaware's Plan for Diversity
Delaware Will Shine Strategic Plan
CEOE Diversity Goals
CEOE 2018 Courses with Diversity Component
2017-18 CEOE Diversity Report
Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

Brief Histories of People of Diversity in Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Randolph Bromery, an African American Earth Scientist and Tuskegee Airman

The Oceanography Society Special Issue on Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later

Discover Our World!

Lessons Learned in School and Life

UD students spend summer gathering stories from Latinx families in Sussex County.

Marine Life

UD students and grads gain experience at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

Ozone Threat from Climate Change

Increasing global temperatures will impact air quality.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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