Dr. Terrie Klinger, Stan and Alta Barer Professor of Sustainability Science, was named by Dean Lisa Graumlich on July 7, 2014 to be the new Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs effective September 1, 2014, for a term of five years. This appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. The current Director, Dr. Thomas Leschine, will step down from his 11-year tenure as Director on August 31, and will enjoy a one-year, well-deserved sabbatical focused on Arctic energy research before returning in 2015 to full-time teaching.Read more
Associate Professor Terrie Klinger was featured in the June 2014 issue of Columns, the UW Alumni magazine, for the issue’s Faculty Profile. The article highlights Dr. Klinger’s work on ocean acidification, including the new Washington Ocean Acidification Center, of which she is co-Director with SMEA Affiliate Assistant Professor Jan Newton. For the entire Columns issue, please click here.
SMEA’s longtime Director, Tom Leschine, is stepping down from his post effective September 1, 2014 and will spend the following year on a well-earned sabbatical focusing on energy development in the Arctic. Director Leschine, a Ben Rabinowitz Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment, has helmed the School since 2003. He is an expert in marine policy, risk management and policy, and coastal environmental restoration, and had taught hundreds of students in his nearly 30 years on the faculty at SMEA.Read more