Through the EC Distinguished Lecturer Program, institutions can request support funds to sponsor science lecturers who are willing to briefly speak about EarthCube while giving invited lectures in their field of expertise at institutions and universities across the nation. The following lecturers have been vetted and approved by the EarthCube team. These are volunteer speakers below, but an institution applying for funds does not have to choose a speaker solely from this list. Apply to host a distinguished lecturer.

Please contact these speakers individually to confirm availability before applying for funding.

If you are interested in becoming a distinguished lecturer, please fill out this webform for consideration.

Name University/Organization Scientific field(s) Potential Talk Title(s) Early Career Scientist
Dr. James Bowring, Ph.D.

Email
College of Charleston
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Geochemistry
Automating Geochronology Workflow from Raw Data to Repository: The Power of Collaborative Software Engineering
Prof. Marjorie Chan, Ph.D.

Email
University of Utah
Sedimentology
Sedimentology Frontiers from Earth to Mars: Dunes, Deformation, and Diagenesis
Prof. Ruth Duerr

Email
Ronin Institute
Data Sciences
Data Citations: How, What and Why
Dr. Daniel Garijo

Email
Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Crowdsourcing metadata in Paleoclimatology: the Linked Earth Wiki
Yes
Prof. Allen Glazner

Email
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Geology
Visualizing Magmatism and Plate Tectonics in Western North America
Simon Goring, Ph.D

Email
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Earth Sciences
Geography
Other
The Middle Tail: Addressing Complexity in the Earth System by Bridging Big Data and the Long Tail.
Yes
Denise Hills

Email
Geological Survey of Alabama
Energy
Energy Resource Assessment and Data Preservation: What's the Connection?
Prof. Pascal Hitzler

Email
Wright State University
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Modular Ontology Modeling for EarthCube Cross-Repository Data Integration
Tutorial on Modular Ontology Modeling
Dr. Anna Kelbert

Email
U.S. Geological Survey
Geophysics
Science and Cyberinfrastructure: The Chicken and Egg Problem
Earth System Bridge: Metadata for Numerical Models and Modeling Frameworks
Dr. Deborah Khider, PhD

Email
University of Southern California
Earth Sciences
Geochemistry
Marine Sciences/Oceanography
The future of past climates: better paleoclimatology via metadata crowdsourcing, standards development, and age modeling
Yes
Dr. Xiaogang Ma

Email
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Earth Sciences
A Short Story of Geologic Time Ontologies and Vocabularies
Exploring the Web of Data for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Yes
Dr. Raleigh Martin

Email
University of California, Los Angeles
Atmospheric Sciences
Geomorphology
Sedimentology
Wind-blown Sediment Transport Under Turbulence: What You See Depends on How You Look
Yes
Dr. Amy Myrbo

Email
University of Minnesota
Earth Sciences
Geochemistry
Sedimentology
Flyover Country, the NSF funded mobile app for geoscience outreach, research, field trips, citizen science, and education
Shanan Peters

Email
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Data Sciences
Geology
Paleontology
A machine reading approach to augmenting and building geological databases
The Upper Crust of EarthCube: an integrated space-time scaffolding for geoscience
Ms. Sarah Ramdeen

Email
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Other
What is Data? Preserving Earth Science Samples for the Future
Identity Crisis – Am I a Librarian or a Geologist? Why Not Both?
Yes
Prof. Ken Rubin, Ph.D.

Email
SOEST/University of Hawaii
Earth Sciences
Geochemistry
Marine Sciences/Oceanography
Volcano Science on Land and at Sea: The Importance of Field Observations, Physical Samples, and Real-time Data
Dr. Elisha Wood-Charlson, PhD in Marine Science, 2008

Email
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Marine Sciences/Oceanography
Linking databases to ECOGEO use cases
Mr. Xuan Yu, Ph.D.

Email
University of Delaware
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Earth Sciences
Hydrology and Water Resources
Preserve the legacy of geosciences research through cyber-innovated scientific publications
Yes
Dr. Ilya Zaslavsky

Email
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Computer Science/Cyberinfrastructure
Data Sciences
Geography
Survey Analysis via Visual Exploration (SUAVE): a new way to explore surveys and digital collections
CINERGI: Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geoscience Interoperability