Dr. C. Susan Weiler

Dr. C. Susan Weiler

Senior Research Scientist, Studies
Whitman College (leave of absence 2009 – 2010)

Dr. C. Susan Weiler

C.Susan Weiler is an oceanographer by training with a Ph.D. (1978) from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her work has been funded by the U.S. DoE, EPA, NATO (postdoctoral fellowship) NASA, NOAA, ONR, NSF and non-Federal sources through more than 30 grants as principal investigator.

Dr. Weiler has been active in several scientific societies including the American Institute of Physics (Chair, Advisory Committee for Statistical Research Center); American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (Executive Director 1990-1999; founder of the ASLO Bulletin and Editor, 1990-1999); American Geophysical Union (currently AGU liaison to the international Board for the Antarctic Treaty Summit); Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (Board of Directors 1991-1999; Strategic Planning Committee 2003-2006) and The Oceanography Society (Associate Editor, Oceanography, 1989-1991).

She also co-edited a book on the biological consequences of Antarctic ozone depletion (1994) and served as an Expert Witness for the 1991 U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing on Global Change Research: Ozone Depletion and its Impacts chaired by Senator Al Gore.

Dr. Weiler founded and currently co-directs DISCCRS, an interdisciplinary initiative that targets early career Ph.D. scholars engaged in research related to climate change and its impacts.

In 2007 Dr. Weiler was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography for outstanding leadership in the professional development and mentoring of early career scientists. She is currently on leave of absence from Whitman College for one year, to serve as a visiting scientist for the federal government.