Caroline Solomon

Professor/Faculty Senate Chair
Science, Technology & Math / Biology Program

Caroline Solomon

Phone Numbers

202-250-2370 (VP)

Email

caroline.solomon@gallaudet.edu

Location

Hall Memorial Building N448

Dr. Solomon has been a faculty member at Gallaudet since 2000.  She also is an adjunct at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and serves on masters and doctoral committees for research on increasing participation of deaf and hard of hearing people in STEM and estuarine science especially in the areas of nutrient and microbial dynamics.

Her education background includes a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, M.S. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D in Biological Oceanography from the University of Maryland.

Courses taught in the last five years:

Human biology (lecture and laboratory), Ecology (lecture and laboratory), Marine Biology, Socio-Environmental Synthesis (with focus on the Chesapeake Bay), History and Science of the Chesapeake Bay (a general studies course), Biology Internship, Introductory Biology for Science Majors, Research Experience courses (200-, 300- and 400- level), Biology and STM capstone courses.

Teaching awards:

Woman of Worth Award from the Delta Epsilon Sorority (2008)
Gallaudet Distinguished Faculty Member, Gallaudet University (2013)
College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, Gallaudet University (2014).
Selected as one of National Public Radio’s 50 Great Teachers (2015)
Ramón Margalef Award for Excellence in Education by Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (2017)
National March for Science Speaker (2017)
 

University Faculty Chair:  Present-2019

Currently, Dr. Solomon performs research on nutrient dynamics and its influence on the microbial community in the Anacostia River (see recent article in the Hill Rag written by Gabrielle Humlicek '20).    Past research projects have included the ASL-STEM forum that provides ASL signs for science lexicon with Drs. Richard Ladner (University of Washington) and Dr. Raja Kushnalgar (Gallaudet University).   

She also led a Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists, supported by the National Science Foundation, in May 2012, that resulted in a white paper.

Recent publications include:

David Hawthorne, Mintesinot Jiru, Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, Khadijat Rashid, Caroline M. Solomon, and Paul Thiers. March 2017, posting date. Engaging Undergraduate Students in Socio-environmental Synthesis. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 12: Commentary [online].

Caroline M. Solomon and Khadijat Rashid. 3 March 2017, posting date. The Chesapeake Bay & Poultry Farming: A socio-environmental perspective. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 12: Practice #2 [online]. 

Caroline M. Solomon and Khadijat Rashid. 3 March 2017, posting date. The Anacostia River: A socio-environmental perspective. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 12: Practice #3 [ igx.SetUpCommentEvents("1064", "/Comment/Create", "/Comment/GetCommentPage");

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