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    Alan C. Mix

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    Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
    Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
    Secondary Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
    Office: Burt 246
    Phone: 541-737-5212
    Fax: 541-737-2064
    Email: amix@coas.oregonstate.edu
    Vita or Résumé (PDF)

    Current Research

    Climate and Environmental Change -- paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, micropaleontology, geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy

    Director, COAS/OSU Stable Isotope Laboratory.  OSU/COAS Stable Isotope Lab


    Ph.D., Geology, Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) New York, NY -- 1986.

    M.S., Geology, Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) New York, NY -- 1980.

    B.S., Geology (cum laude), University of Washington, Seattle, WA -- 1978.


    1995-present  Professor, CEOAS - College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmos. Sci., OSU, Corvallis, OR

    1986-present  Founding Director, OSU/CEOAS Stable Isotope Laboratory

    2009-  Visiting Professor, MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany  

    1986-2005  Director, OSU Marine Geology Repository (Core Laboratory)

    2001-2004  Associate Dean, COAS - College of Oceanic & Atmos. Sci., OSU, Corvallis

    1989-1995  Assoc. Professor, COAS - College of Oceanic & Atmos. Sci., OSU, Corvallis

    1992-1993  Visiting Scientist:  NOAA Geophys. Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sci. Program, Princeton University, NJ

    1984-1989  Assistant Professor, College of Oceanography, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis

    Graduate Students

    8 MS students (Leigh Welling, Jim Watkins, David Lund, Melissa Feldberg, Ann Morey, Matthew Wolhowe, Jesse Muratli, John Hornung)

    10 PhD students (Joseph Ortiz, Sara Harris, Brian Haley, Heather Benway, Cristina Lopes, Vasilis Ersek, Maureen Davies, Summer Praetorius, Jianghui Du (in progress), Anna Glueder (in progress)

    28 graduate student committees

    29 undergraduate advisees in research experiences

    Honors and Awards

    1982 ARCO Fellow

    2000 OSU/COAS - June Patullo Award for Excellence in Teaching

    2002-2003 JOI/USSAC Distinguished Lecturer (Historically Black Colleges)

    2005, 2006 State of Oregon Commendations for Contributions to Lifelong Learning (Confederated Tribes of the Siletz)

    2010 Chapman Lectureship, Univ. Alaska Fairbanks            

    2013 Fellow, American Geophysical Union            

    2015 Emiliani Lecturer, American Geophysical Union            

    2017 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Seagoing Expeditions

    Apr 1983 Participant:  Cruise RC2407, R/V ROBERT CONRAD.  Abidjan, Ivory Coast          

    Sep 1987 Co-Chief Scientist:  Cruise W8709A, R/V WECOMA.  Newport, OR 

    Sep 1989 Co-Principal Investigator:  Cruise VENTURE-1, R/V T. WASHINGTON, San Diego, CA to Manzanillo, Mexico

    May-Jul 1991 Co-Proponent and shipboard sedimentologist:  Cruise LEG 138, D/V JOIDES RESOLUTION, Panama to San Diego, CA.        

    Aug 1991 Field Test of Coring facilities, R/V THOMAS THOMPSON, Caribbean Sea and Eastern tropical Pacific 

    Jun 1994 Co-Principal investigator, Cruise W9406A, R/V Wecoma, Newport OR          

    May 1995 Co-chief Scientist, Cruise EW9504A, R/V M. EWING. San Diego-to-Eureka, CA      

    Feb-Apr 1997 Chief Scientist, Genesis Expedition, Leg 3, R/V Roger Revelle.  Punta Arenas Chile to Callao, Peru        

    Apr 2000 Co- Principal investigator, R/V Thompson, PROD test cruise, Puget Sound, WA

    May-Jun 2000 Co-Chief Scientist, NEMO Expedition, Leg 3, R/V Melville.  Manzanillo Mexico to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 

    Apr-Jun 2002 Co-Chief Scientist, ODP Leg 202, JOIDES Resolution, Valaparaiso Chile to Balboa Panama

    Aug-Sep 2004 Chief Scientist, EW0408 Expedition, R/V EWING, Newport OR to Kodiak, AK

    Jul-Sep 2009 Stratigraphic Correlator, IODP Expedition 323, D/V JOIDES Resolution, Victoria BC to Yokohama, Japan

    Mar 2010 Chief Scientist, EL1004 Cruise, R/V Elakha, Newport Oregon         

    Aug 2010 Chief Scientist, EL1008 Cruise, R/V Elakha, Newport Oregon       

    Nov 2010 Shipboard Sedimentonlogist.  SO211 CHIMEBO DrillingExpedition, R/V Sonne,  Valparaiso, Chile       

    Mar 2011 Chief Scientist, W1103A, R/V Wecoma, Newport Oregon

    Jun-Jul 2013 Proponent & Stratigraphic Correlator, IODP Expedition 341, D/V JOIDES Resolution, Victoria BC to Valdez, Alaska

    Jul-Sep 2015 Chief Scientist, OD1507, Icebreaker Oden, Petermann Glacier Expedition, Thule Greenland



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