Lawson, Vera


  • Rutgers University, NJ, Ph.D. student
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University Monterey Bay, CA: MS, Marine Science, 2016
  • Princeton University, NJ: BA, Chemistry, 1981


Professional Organizations

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Vermont Geological Society (VGS)



  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences, Dissertation Teaching Assistant


Honors and Awards

  • Excellence Fellowship, fall 2017 to spring 2020
  • National Military Family Association, Military Spouse Scholarship, spring 2017
  • Elected to Sigma Xi, spring 1981


Research Interests

  • Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology
  • Trace metal geochemistry
  • Glaciomarine sedimentation


Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Yair Rosenthal


Sea Expeditions

  • IODP Expedition 383, Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, DYNAPACC, Physical Properties Specialist, May 20 – July 20, 2019