Jean Lynch-Stieglitz is professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and College of Science ADVANCE Professor at Georgia Tech where she has been on the faculty since 2003. Her research group investigates changes of ocean circulation and climate since the height of the last ice age, combining geochemical methods for gathering data on the state of the past ocean with the analytical tools and approaches of modern oceanography. Lynch-Stieglitz graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Geology and Physics in 1986, received her Ph.D. in 1995 from Columbia University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She was a faculty member at Columbia University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from 1996-2003. She currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science Magazine and served as Editor of Earth and Planetary Science Letters from 2012-2015. She served as Associate Chair in the school of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech from 2015-2022. She was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015 and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2019 in recognition of her work on ocean circulation changes over the transition out of the last ice age. She was also named Cesare Emiliani Lecturer by the American Geophysical Union in 2018, recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of paleoceanography.
Department of State Profile
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Office of Global Change
Jean Lynch-Stieglitz serves in the Office of Global Change within the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/EGC). This office is responsible for implementing and managing U.S. international policy on climate change and representing the United States in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Jean provides science support to the OES/EGC and Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) teams, offering synthesis, assessment, and fact-checking on scientific issues relevant to international climate policy. This office also serves as the U.S. Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and she is helping to facilitate U.S. participation in the scoping of the next series of assessment reports (AR7).