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Dr. Deb Goodwin

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Assistant Professor, Oceanography


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Background:

Deb Goodwin joined Sea Education Association (SEA) as a member of the Oceanography Faculty in 2010, bringing academic and professional background in marine science, wilderness leadership and education. Her teaching background is diverse, ranging from elementary environmental education to formal secondary math and science, large undergraduate courses to small graduate seminars, and multi-week backcountry expeditions to intensive wilderness medicine trainings. As a scientist, Deb has spent significant time reaching out to share cutting edge technology and science with educators, as well as working side-by-side with them to develop ways to bring real-time data into the classroom. Many months working with sail training programs onboard the Adventuress, Lady Maryland, Carlyn, Lady Washington, Westward and at Outward Bound solidified Deb's scientific interest in oceanography and desire for a sea-going career; she also sailed as Assistant Scientist for two SEA semesters prior to joining the faculty.

Education:

Ph.D. (2011) in Oceanography from the University of New Hampshire

Cognate in College Teaching (2011) from the University of New Hampshire Center for Teaching Excellence

M.Sc. (2004) in Biology from the University of Washington

Certificate in Environmental Education (2004) from the University of Washington

B.A. (2000) in Earth System Science from Carleton College

Research Interests:

Deb has been involved in a wide array of projects and collaborations broadly focused on the development and application of coastal ocean observing systems throughout the greater Gulf of Maine and North Atlantic regions, including monitoring of the marine environment with autonomous buoys and remote sensing. Currently, Deb's research examines the hydrographic and optical forces influencing phytoplankton dynamics; her dissertation work utilized the ocean color data archive from NASA’s MODIS instrument to assess temporal and spatial patterns in phytoplankton physiology, especially their responses to the ever-changing light environment of the surface ocean. Other ongoing research efforts include compiling field data for validation of chlorophyll, CDOM and other satellite data product algorithms as well as continued explorations of the role of inquiry-based instructional strategies in undergraduate and teacher education.

Ocean Science Education Outreach:

Teaching Mentor & Consultant. 2010. University of New Hampshire Marine Docents (Durham, NH).

Visiting Scientist. 2010. “Monitoring Water Quality in the Great Bay Estuary Ecosystem.” Oyster River Middle School (Durham, NH).

Participating Scientist. 2009. “Ocean-Climate Connections.” Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence – Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS) Informal Educator – Scientist Collaborative Workshop.

Participating Scientist. 2009. “Ocean-Climate Connections.” Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence – Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS) Educator – Scientist Concept Mapping Workshop.

Assistant Workshop Coordinator & Contributing Scientist. 2008. “Understanding Seasonal Change in the Ocean.” University of New Hampshire Coastal Ocean Observing Center Summer Educator Workshop.

Assistant Workshop Coordinator. 2007. “Climate & Oceans: Using Ocean Based Data.” University of New Hampshire Coastal Ocean Observing Center Summer Educator Workshop.

Contributing Scientist. 2006. “Seasons in the Sea” Exhibit. Seacoast Science Center (Rye, NH).

 

Selected Publications/Presentations/Posters:

Morrison, J.R. & D.S. Goodwin. 2010. Phytoplankton photocompensation from space-based fluorescence measurements. Geophysical Research Letters. 37: L06603, doi:10.1029/2009GL041799.

Goodwin, D.S., J.R. Morrison, N.B. Nelson & M.J. Behrenfeld. 2010. Field validation of MODIS-derived phytoplankton fluorescence quantum yields at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site. NASA Ocean Color Research Team Meeting (New Orleans, LA).

Goodwin, D.S., J.R. Morrison & M.J. Behrenfeld. 2010. Satellite-derived fluorescence quantum yields as indicators of phytoplankton physiology: Seasonal patterns along a latitudinal transect in the North Atlantic. American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Meeting (Portland, OR).

Goodwin, D.S., J. Benson, E. Abrams, J. Salisbury, A. deCharon & J. Campbell. 2010. Exploring Informal Science Education Through Ocean Inquiry. American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Meeting (Portland, OR).

Herren, C., A. deCharon, J.T. Repa, A.H. Cline, C. Companion & D.S. Goodwin. 2010. Baiting the Hooks: Scientist-Educator team development through concept mapping & online tools. American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Meeting (Portland, OR).

Goodwin, D.S., J.R. Morrison & M.J. Behrenfeld. 2009. Satellite-derived fluorescence quantum yields as indicators of phytoplankton physiology: Seasonal patterns in the North Atlantic. NASA Ocean Color Research Team Meeting (New York, NY).

Cline, A.H., J.R. Morrison, P. Chick, T. Kent, D. Goodwin & J. Smith. 2007. Seasons in the Sea: An ocean observing informal education exhibit at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH. American Society of Limnology & Oceanography Meeting (Santa Fe, NM).