M. Susan Lozier, the Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, will be the speaker for the 2016 Convocation for Graduate and Professional School Students.
Lozier is a physical oceanographer with interests in large-scale ocean circulation. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Washington and was a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1992. She is currently chairing Duke's Strategic Planning Steering Committee, which is charting the course for the university's development.
Among her accomplishments, Lozier
- received a National Science Foundation Early Career Award in 1996,
- was awarded a Bass Chair for Excellence in Research and Teaching in 2000,
- received a Duke University Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2007,
- was named an American Meteorological Society Fellow in 2008,
- was named a Distinguished Professor in 2012,
- became a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2014,
- was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015,
- currently serves as the president of The Oceanography Society, and
- is the international lead for the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program observing system.
Convocation is the official welcoming ceremony for all graduate and professional students. The 2016 Convocation will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, at Duke University Chapel.