Dr. Jacqueline Dixon has served as Dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida since 2011. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Geology from Stanford University in 1981 and 1983, and her Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1992.
Dr. Dixon's research focuses on igneous geochemistry with emphasis on the origin and evolution of oceanic volcanoes, the role of volatiles in magmatic processes, and water and carbon dioxide budgets for the deep Earth. From 1992 through 2010, she was at the University of Miami, where she received a NSF Early Career award (1997) for excellence in research and education. She served as Director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy's Undergraduate Program, Senior Associate Dean for the Life and Physical Sciences, and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. From 2011 to present, she has served as Dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. She was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015. She serves as Chair of the Executive Board of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and is a member of the NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board.