Rachel Carson College Faculty Fellows

Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah is Rachel Carson College's new faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

Dr. Jinnah is an Associate Professor in the Politics Department, an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department, and a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, and in particular the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making. Her most recent projects examine how key norms in global climate politics shape power relations, the role of U.S. preferential trade agreements in shaping environmental policy in trading partner nations, and the politics of climate engineering governance. 

Ian Garrick-Bethell
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
  • Affiliations Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1277
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth and Marine Sciences A137
  • Mail Stop Earth and Planetary Sciences

Summary of Expertise

Planetary Interiors, Paleomagnetism

Research Interests

My research focuses on early lunar geophysics and geology. In particular, I am interested in how the long wavelength structure of the lunar crust and lithosphere developed, as well as the structure of large lunar impact basins. I also measure the magnetization of lunar samples to determine if the Moon once possessed a long-lived magnetic field, which would be consistent with an ancient core dynamo. I am interested in applying the lessons learned from the Moon to other airless bodies such as asteroids and Mercury.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S., Physics, Wesleyan University
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology