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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.

2019-20 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 (CEOE)
Jennifer Biddle, Associate Professor School of Marine Science & Policy
Clara Chan, Associate Professor Geological Sciences Department
L. Pamela Cook, UD ADVANCE, Associate Dean, College of Engineering (ex-officio)
Mark Dobbins, Business Officer, CEOE
Heather Doty, UD ADVANCE, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering (ex-officio)
Kelli Kerbawy, Assistant Dean for Graduate Services, CEOE
Delphis Levia, Department Chair, Geography Department
George Luther, Professor School of Marine Science & Policy and Chief Diversity Advocate
John Madsen, Department Chair, Geological Sciences Department
Madelynn Mickle, HR Manager, Human Resources (ex-officio)
Jame McCray, Delaware Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Service
Mark Moline, Director, School of Marine Science & Policy
Keeley Powell, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Services
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!

Switching Cereals

UD study shows how India can help itself by diversifying its crop production.

Mapping Data

Graduate student Abdul Qadir puts love of geography to use through data science.

Seafloor Carbon

UD study finds direct links between old carbon, graphite and seafloor hydrothermal vents.
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 Earth 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 and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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