The Honorable Dr. JANE LUBCHENCO
University Distinguished Professor
and Advisor in Marine Studies
Oregon State University
Inaugural U. S. Science Envoy for the Ocean – U.S. State Department
B.A. 1969, Colorado College (Biology; Ford Foundation Independent Study Program Scholar)
M.S. 1971, University of Washington (Zoology)
Ph.D. 1975, Harvard University (Ecology)
Assistant Professor, 1975-1977, Harvard University.
Assistant Professor 1977‑1982, Associate Professor 1982-88, Oregon State University (OSU).
N.B.: From 1977-1989, Dr. Lubchenco worked part-time, by choice, so she could spend more time with her two young sons. She held a 0.5 FTE tenure-track, then tenured appointment for ten years, followed by a 0.75 FTE appointment for two years; in 1989, she returned to full-time.
Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1984.
Visiting Professor: University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 1976; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 1975-1984; Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile, 1986; Institute of Oceanography, Academica Sinica, Qingdao, P.R. China, 1987; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1994-95, 1999-2000, 2002-2003.
Professor 1988-2009; Chair, Department of Zoology 1989-92; Distinguished Professor 1993-2009, OSU (2009-2013 on leave while serving as NOAA Administrator), 2013-present. Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology 1995-2009, 2013-2014, OSU. National Science Board, member 1996-2000, 2000-2006; nominated for each term by President William Jefferson Clinton and confirmed twice by the U.S. Senate.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), March 20, 2009 to February 27, 2013; (on leave from OSU). Nominated by Barack Obama December 20, 2008; confirmed by U.S. Senate March 19, 2009, resigned February 27, 2013.
Mimi and Peter Haas Distinguished Visitor in Public Service and Visiting Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, March-June 2013 (on leave from OSU).
University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, 2014-present, OSU.
U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, U.S. State Department, 2014-2016.