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Caroline Solomon

Professor/School Director

Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public HealthBiology

N318 Hall Memorial Building

202/250-2370 (videophone)

About

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.

  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2014/02)(02)
  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2012/01)(03)
  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2013/02)(04)
  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2014/02)(94)
  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2010/01)(SI3)
  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2010/02)(SI3)
  • BIO-107 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors I (2014/01)(01)
  • BIO-107 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors I (2014/01)(91)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2014/02)(01)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2013/01)(01)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2014/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2009/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2010/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2012/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2013/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2011/02)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2009/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2010/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2012/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2013/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2011/02)(91)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2014/02)(01)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2012/01)(02)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2013/01)(02)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2011/02)(02)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2012/02)(02)
  • BIO-396 Research Experience II (2014/01)(02)
  • BIO-396 Research Experience II (2011/02)(02)
  • BIO-396 Research Experience II (2012/02)(02)
  • BIO-396 Research Experience II (2013/02)(02)
  • BIO-403 Senior Capstone I (2013/01)(01)
  • BIO-403 Senior Capstone I (2014/01)(01)
  • BIO-495 Special Topics (2012/02)(01)
  • BIO-495 Special Topics (2013/02)(01)
  • BIO-495 Special Topics (2009/01)(03)
  • BIO-496 Research Experience III (2014/02)(01)
  • BIO-499 Independent Study (2009/02)(01)
  • BIO-499 Independent Study (2010/02)(04)
  • BIO-499 Independent Study (2010/02)(05)
  • ECO-495 Special Topics (2012/02)(01)
  • ECO-495 Special Topics (2013/02)(01)
  • GSR-230 Scientific and Quantitative Re (2010/02)(03)
  • GSR-230 Scientific and Quantitative Re (2012/02)(07)
  • GSR-230 Scientific and Quantitative Re (2013/02)(07)
  • BIO-105 Introduction to Human Biology (2015/02)(92)
  • BIO-107 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors I (2015/01)(01)
  • BIO-107 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors I (2019/01)(01)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2015/02)(01)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2016/02)(01)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2017/02)(01)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2018/02)(01)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2019/02)(01)
  • BIO-108 Prin of Bio for Sci Majors II (2016/02)(91)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2015/01)(01)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2016/01)(01)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2017/01)(01)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2015/02)(01)
  • BIO-202 Internship in Biology (2016/02)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2015/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2016/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2018/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2020/01)(01)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2015/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2016/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2018/01)(91)
  • BIO-241 Ecology (2020/01)(91)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2015/01)(02)
  • BIO-296 Research Experience I (2018/02)(02)
  • BIO-396 Research Experience II (2015/01)(02)
  • BIO-396 Research Experience II (2015/02)(02)
  • BIO-403 Senior Capstone I (2017/01)(01)
  • BIO-496 Research Experience III (2015/02)(02)
  • GSR-230 Scientific and Quantitative Re (2015/02)(07)
  • ITS-491 Senior Capstone Project I (2017/01)(01)
  • MAT-403 Senior Capstone in Mathematics (2017/01)(01)
  • BIO-341 Marine Biology (2020/02)(01)
  • IDP-595 Special Topics (2018/02)(G02)
  • PHS-495 Special Topics (2018/02)(UG01)
  • PHS-499 Independent Study (2021/01)(01)
  • STM-403 Senior Capstone (2021/01)(01)
  • VEE-101 First Year Seminar Part I (2021/01)(07)
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:5 Undergraduate:5
  • 2008 Woman of Worth Award
  • 2013 Distinguished Faculty Member
  • 2014 College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award
  • 2020 Hall of Fame
  • 2017 Ramón Margalef Award for Excellence in Education
  • 2017 National March for Science Speaker
  • 2018 Elevate Science California
  • 2018 STEM Connections
  • 2015 NPR 50 Great Teachers
  • Role of urea in microbial metabolism in aquatic systems: a biochemical and molecular review
  • Ocean urea fertilization for carbon credits poses high ecological risks
  • Urease activity in five phytoplankton species
  • Regulation of estuarine phytoplankton and bacterial urea uptake and urease activity by environmental factors
  • Chesapeake Bay's "forgotten" Anacostia River: eutrophication and nutrient reduction measures
  • Characterization of extracellular polymers of Phaeocystis globosa and P. antarctica
  • Nitrogen excretion by the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa : results of mesocosm experiments
  • Urea uptake and urease activity in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Measuring urease activity in aquatic environmental samples
  • Pre- and post-tunnel comparison of nitrogen and microbial community dynamics of Anacostia River, D.C.
  • Engaging Undergraduate Students in Socio-environmental Synthesis
  • The Chesapeake Bay & Poultry Farming: A socio-environmental perspective
  • The Anacostia River: A socio-environmental perspective
  • Promoting undergraduate synthetic learning through a case study on the health of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Engaging Undergraduate Students in Socio-Environmental Synthesis Learning About Environmental Issues
  • Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists: A White Paper
  • Making Waves: Navigating the World of STEM
  • The Hidden Underrepresented Group in Limnology and Oceanography – Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Scientists
  • Making Waves: Engaging Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in STEM
  • Engaging Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in STEM
  • Making Waves: Engaging Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in STEM
  • Breaking Communication Barriers in the Environmental Sciences
  • Making Waves: Engaging Deaf People in STEM Fields
  • Making Waves: Engaging Deaf People in STEM Fields
  • Analyze, Synthesize, and Criticize, Oh My!
  • Effects of nutrient enrichment on phytoplankton community dynamics in a controlled mesocosm experiment
  • Influence of different N, P, and Si additions on urea utilization pathways in an Anacostia River phytoplankton community.
  • Eutrophication status and expectations for recovery of the Anacostia River.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the Anacostia River tunnel in reduction of eutrophication.
  • Analysis of Bacterial and Algal Diversity in the Anacostia River
  • Analysis of Bacterial and Algal Diversity in the Anacostia River
  • Examining the effect of nutrients on algal communities in the Anacostia River
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus excretion by native freshwater mussels and invasive Chinese Mystery snails in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Investigating the influence of water quality on phytoplankton assemblages in the Anacostia River, DC
  • Effect of varying N:P ratios – but non-limiting conditions – on growth rate, toxicity, and physiological state of Microcystis aeruginosa
  • Potential regulation of urease activity by nitrogen sources: a synthesis of laboratory and field experiments
  • Breaking Communication Barriers: Deaf Limnologists and Oceanographers
  • Urease kinetics of several harmful algal species from the Chesapeake Bay, USA
  • Responses of urea-degrading organisms in Chesapeake Bay to enrichment with nitrate, ammonium or urea
  • Measurements of the carbon and nitrogen composition of polymer gels of the alga, Phaeocystis sp., under different nutrient conditions
  • Nitrogen excretion by the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa: results of mesocosm experiments
  • The direct determination of the C:N ratio of the extracellular polymers of the alga, Phaeocystis. sp
  • Ontogeny of a Trichodesmium “bloom”: nutrient and associated plankton dynamics.
  • Moreton Bay and Catchment
  • Swimming With and Against the Tide in Academia as a Deaf Woman Professor
  • Deaf Women Scientists: From Bacteria to Global Warming
  • Chesapeake Bay’s ‘forgotten’ Anacostia River: Eutrophication and nutrient reduction measures
  • An Often Overlooked Element of Diversity: Disability
  • Meeting frameworks must be even more inclusive
  • Welcoming Deaf Students into STEM: Recommendations for University Science Education.
  • Focused Discussion on Disaster Mitigation, Deaf Leadership, Adaptation, and Resilience
  • Engaging Deaf and Disability Communities in Program Planning and Implementation of Emergency Preparedness: Case Study in Puerto Rico.
  • Putting People with Disabilities on the Map
  • Shifts in the Microbial Community of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC due to the implementation of the Anacostia River Tunnel
  • Putative Invertebrate, Plant, and Wastewater Derived ssRNA Viruses in Plankton of the Anthropogenically Impacted Anacostia River, District of Columbia, USA
  • Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence- (Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE))
  • REU Site: Undergraduate Research Experiences in Estuarine Processes- (National Science Founation)
  • INCLUDES: South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM)- (National Science Founation)
  • Supplement to REU Site: Undergraduate Research Experiences Estuarine Processes- (National Science Foundation)
  • DHH Cyber-Community - Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in STEM Fields- (National Science Founation)
  • Environmental Synthesis Center (EnSync) in Maryland- (National Science Founation)
  • A vertical mentoring workshop for deaf and hard of hearing scientists- (National Science Founation)
  • Exploring Blended Instructional Pedagogy to Enhance Student Learning and Scientific Reasoning Skills in Biology- (Gallaudet Research Institute)
  • Research Stipends to support senior capstone projects for deaf and hard of hearing students at Gallaudet University- (NASA)
  • Membership for Gallaudet- (Chesapeake Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU))
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the Anacostia River tunnel in reduction of eutrophication - (Maryland Sea Grant (NOAA))
  • Examining genetic microbial diversity to monitor pathogens and toxins in the Anacostia River, DC- (DC Water Resources Research Institute )
  • Influence of consistently high levels of ammonium on food web dynamics in the Anacostia River- (DC Water Resources Research Institute )
  • Continuous monitoring of urea concentrations and harmful algal productivity and physiology in the Anacostia River- (DC Water Resources Research Institute )
  • Continuous monitoring of urea concentrations and harmful algal productivity and physiology in the Anacostia River- (Maryland Sea Grant (NOAA))
  • Scott Cohen-Science Education, Georgia State University (Doctoral) 2021/01
  • Skyler Officer-Biology (Honors Capstone) 2020/02
  • Dakota Ronoco-Biology (Honors Capstone) 2020/02
  • Amber Marchut-Department of Education, Gallaudet University (Doctoral) 2013/01-2016/02
  • Christopher Grooms-MA in Interpreting, Western Oregon University (Masters) 2013/01-2015/02
  • Samantha Gleich-Biological Oceanography, University of Maryland (Masters) 2017/01-2018/03
  • Melanie Jackson-Biological Oceanography, University of Maryland (Masters) 2014/01-2016/02
  • Brianna C. Stanley-Biological Oceanography, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Doctoral) 2016/02-2016/02
  • Pia Marie Paulone-Biology (Honors) 2016/02-2016/02
  • Sheena O'Donnell-Biology (Honors) 2013/01-2013/02
  • Naomi Leung-Biology (Honors) 2014/01-2014/02
  • Faculty Welfare Committee: Chair 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2016/01-2017/03
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2013/01-2016/01
  • Council on Undergraduate Education: Member 2007/01-2010/01
  • Internship coordinator, Biology Program 2012/02-2017/02
  • Assessment Coordinator, Biology Program 2007/01-2013/01
  • Faculty Advisor for Green Gallaudet 2007/01-2010/01
  • Faculty Advisor for GreenGrow 2013/01-2016/01
  • Co-chair, STEM Matters Symposium: Gallaudet University 2015/01-2015/01
  • External Advisory Board: Rochester Institute of Technology 2013/01-2018/02
  • ACE Internationalization Laboratory: American Council on Education 2018/01-2018/02
  • Leading Practices for Improving Accessibility and Inclusion in Field, Laboratory and Computational Science - A Conversation Series: National Academy of Sciences 2021/01
  • Panel on how to advance equity and inclusion in NMNH science.: National Museum of Natural History; Smithsonian 2021/01-2021/01
  • Assessing student learning of socio-environmental systems: research, tools, and practice. : Annapolis, Maryland 2015/01-2015/01
  • Visualization Technologies: Annapolis, Maryland 2011/03-2011/03
  • Synthesis Education: Annapolis, Maryland 2011/03-2011/03
  • North American Association for Environmental Education: Baltimore, Maryland 2013/01-2013/01
  • Assessment Institute: Indianapolis, Indiana 2007/01-2007/01
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography: August 1997-Ongoing
  • Ecological Society of America: August 2020-Ongoing
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    Caroline Solomon

    N318 Hall Memorial Building

    202/250-2370

    202/250-2370

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