Jacqueline Dixon, PhD (alumna)

Dean, College of Marine Science
University of South Florida

Dr. Jacqueline Dixon is Dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology. From 1992 through 2010, Dr. Dixon was at the University of Miami, where she served as Director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy’s Undergraduate Program, Senior Associate Dean for the Life and Physical Sciences, and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She received an Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation for excellence in research and education, and is internationally recognized for her research on submarine volcanoes and the role of volatiles in magmatic processes.

Dr. Dixon will serve an initial three-year term.