Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science; Assoc. Professor in the Department of Geosciences and jointly appointed in the Department of Planetary Science/ LPL

Joellen Russell

Prof. Joellen Russell is the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Geosciences. Her research uses global coupled climate models and earth system models to simulate the climate and carbon cycle of the past, the present and the future, and develops observationally-based metrics to evaluate these simulations. Before joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Russell was a Research Scientist at Princeton University and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (NOAA/GFDL). Prior to that, Dr. Russell was a fellow at the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmsophere and Oceans at the University of Washington. Prof. Russell currently serves as a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Climate Working Group, as an Objective Leader for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s AntarcticClimate21, and on the World Climate Research Program’s Southern Ocean Region Panel. She is also Associate Editor for the Americal Geophysical Union’s journal, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. Prof. Russell is one of the 14 scientists behind an amicus curiae brief supporting the plaintiff in the historic 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision on carbon dioxide emissions and climate change, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And in 2011, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists appointed her a Distinguished Lecturer. She received her A.B. in Environmental Geoscience from Harvard and her PhD in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Areas of interest include Machine Learning, Image Analysis, Large Scale Visualization, and Data Science Literacy.