Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the Nicholas School, has received the 2017 Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Lozier was honored for establishing a nationwide mentoring program for early-career female physical oceanographers while also serving as a role model for the community. She received the award during AMS’s annual meeting in Seattle in January.
With more than 13,000 members, AMS is the country’s premier organization for promoting and disseminating information about atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Lozier studies large-scale ocean circulation, focusing her research on the ocean’s role in climate change. She has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1992.
In addition to the AMS honor, she recently received a 2016 Ambassador Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for her contributions to physical oceanography, including leading a mentoring program for women in the traditionally male-dominated field.
A widely cited researcher, Lozier has been the recipient of numerous professional honors during her career. Among other honors, she was the recipient of an NSF Early Career Award in 1996, was awarded a Bass Chair for Excellence in Research and Teaching in 2000, received a Duke University Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2007, and was named an American Meteorological Society Fellow in 2008, a Distinguished Professor in 2012, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2014 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015.
Lozier currently serves as the president of The Oceanography Society and the international lead of OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program), a $32 million, five-year research initiative measuring the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.