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  • Fluids in the crust and source rocks for metals and hydrocarbon; Re-Os geochronology and tracer studies in sulfide-forming systems and organic-rich shales; timing of hydrocarbon maturation and migration; trace element chemistry of shales during anoxia and euxinia; climate change in the deep past; mass extinctions; calibrating earth time; molybdenite dating; metallogenesis and hydrocarbon generation in a tectonic framework.


PhD, Geology-Geochemistry - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 1985

MS, Geology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 1978

BS, Geology - Western Illinois University
Macomb, 1976

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Ingerson Medal-Lecture, Geochemical Society, 2019
  • ICCC Invited Keynote Speaker (Sendai, Japan), 2018
  • AAPG Jules Braunstein Memorial Award, 2016
  • Geochemical Fellow, Geochemical Society & European Association of Geochemistry in recognition of outstanding contributions to geochemistry, 2015
  • Outstanding Research Impact Award, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU, 2015
  • FORCE Invited Speaker (Stavanger, Norway), 2014
  • China, Invited Lecture Tour, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, China University of Petroleum, National Research Center of Geoanalysis, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, 2013
  • Swedish Television (Vetenskapens Värld = Science World), Siljan impact and hydrocarbon, 2012
  • Goldschmidt Invited Keynote Speaker (Prague, Czech Republic), 2011
  • FORCE Invited Speaker (Stavanger, Norway), 2011
  • Austrian Mineralogical Society, Invited Lecture Tour, Universities of Vienna, Leoben, Innsbruck, 2009
  • Helmholtz-Humboldt Research Prize, 2008
  • AAPG Best Poster Award, 2008
  • Silver Medal, Society of Economic Geologists, 2005
  • Goldschmidt Invited Keynote Speaker (Kurashiki, Japan), 2003
  • Fulbright Research Scholar, Norway, 2000
  • SGA Best Paper Award, 1999
  • Fifteen U.S. National Science Foundation Grants, 1997-2013
  • NSF Documentary, "Women in Science and Mathematics" (broadcast live, 26 April 1994), 1994
  • Gilbert Fellowship, USGS, 1992-1993
  • Outstanding Woman Alumna Award, Western Illinois University, 1992
  • SEG Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists, 1989
  • GSA Fellow, Geological Society of America, 1979

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