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. 

Jonathan Zehr
  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ocean Sciences Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
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  • Office Location
    • A438 Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Mail Stop Ocean Sciences
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Oceanography, Microbiology, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Marine Biology, Biology
  • Courses OCEA 101 The Marine Environment, OCEA 118/218 Marine Microbial Ecology, OCEA 118L/218L Marine Microbial Ecology Lab

Summary of Expertise

Ph.D. in Ecology-Limnology, University of California, Davis
B.S. in Biology, Western Washington University

Research Interests

Aquatic microbial ecology; biological oceanography

Honors, Awards and Grants

American Academy of Microbiology, 2009-present
Gordon and Betty Moore Investigator in Marine Microbiology, 2004-2012
Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the American Society of Microbiology, 1998-2000
Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1996
National Research Council Research Associateship, 1985-1986
Jastro-Shields Research Fellowship, University of California, Davis, California, 1983
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 1981-1984
Outstanding Student in Biology, Western Washington University, 1981

Selected Publications


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