Naomi E. Levin
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
office: 123 Olin Hall
email: naomi.levin at jhu.edu
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Ph.D., Geology, University of Utah, 2008
Thesis Title: “Isotopic Records of Plio-Pleistocene Climate and Environments in Eastern Africa”
Thesis committee: Thure E. Cerling, Francis H. Brown, James R. Ehleringer, Jay Quade, Edward J. Zipser
M.S., Geology, University of Arizona, 2002
Thesis Title: “Isotopic Evidence for Plio-Pleistocene Environmental Change at Gona, Ethiopia”
Thesis committee: Jay Quade, David L. Dettman, Andrew S. Cohen
B.S., Geology, Stanford University, 2000
B.A., Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, 2000
Thesis Title: “Artifacts on the Landscape: Post-depositional modification and movement of surface artifacts in Korinthia, Greece”
Thesis advisor: John W. Rick
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, July 2009-present
Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Sept. 2008-June 2009
Supervisor: John M. Eiler
Research Assistant, University of Utah, 2004, 2006-2008
Supervisor: Thure E. Cerling
NSF GK12 Graduate Fellow, University of Utah, 2005-2006
Stokes Academic Scholar, University of Utah, 2003-2004
Technician, Paleomagnetics Laboratory, University of Arizona, 2003
Supervisor: Robert F. Butler
NSF GK12 Graduate Fellow, University of Arizona, 2001-2002
Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal), Geological Society of America, 2013
Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science, Geological Society of America, 2011
Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Dept. Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah, 2008
Deans’ Award for Academic Achievement, Stanford University, 2000
Woranso-Mille, Afar Region, Ethiopia: paleoecology and isotope geochemistry 2011-present.
Elandsfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa: mapping, stratigraphy and sample collection for isotopic analysis, 2010-present.
Gona, Afar Region, Ethiopia: mapping, stratigraphy, basin architecture, and stable isotopic studies of fossil teeth and soil carbonates, Gona Paleoanthropological Research Project, 2001-present.
Turkana Basin, northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia: isotopic studies of fossil teeth and soil carbonates, and stratigraphy of archaeological sites, 2002-present.
Ethiopia and Kenya: collections of modern waters, plants, and mammal teeth for isotopic study, 2004-present.
Nochixtlan Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico: collection of Holocene soils for stable isotopic analysis, 2008.
Olorgesailie, Kenya: mapping, stratigraphy and field course instruction, 2002 & 2004.
Corinth, Greece: soil and geomorphology mapping, Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey, 1999 & 2001.
Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana: Indiana University Field Camp, 2000.
Chavín de Huántar, Peru: archaeological excavations and archaeoastronomy, Stanford Chavín Project, 1998.
Olympic National Park, Washington: back country park ranger, 1997.
JHU Stable Isotope Laboratory: co-director, see lab website.
Eiler Geochemistry Laboratory, Caltech: method development for producing precise 17O measurements of silicates and oxides via laser fluorination, 2008-2009.
Cerling Stable Isotope Facility, University of Utah: lab manager, supervised student and visitor use of the lab; responsible for lab maintenance, on and off line extractions, dual inlet and continuous flow IRMS measurements of carbonates, bioapatite, waters, gases and organics; proficient in ISODAT programming, 2004-2008.
Desert Laboratory & Environmental Isotope Laboratory, University of Arizona: on- and off-line extractions and stable isotopic measurements of carbonates and bioapatites, 2000-2003.
Paleomagnetics Laboratory, University of Arizona: sample thermal demagnetization and magnetometer operation, 2003.
TEACHING AND OUTREACH
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2012-present.
Teaching at Johns Hopkins University: Geobiology (Fall 2010, 2012, Spring 2015); Field Seminar (co-taught, Spring 2015); Sedimentary Geology (Fall 2009, 2011, 2013); Advanced Topics in Isotope Geochemistry (co-taught Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011); Environmental Field Methods (co-taught, Spring 2013); Planets, Life and the Universe (co-taught, Fall 2010); Climates of the Past (co-taught Spring 2011); Physics of Climate Variability (co-taught, Fall 2011).
Instructor, Stable Isotope Ecology Short Course, University of Utah, 2006, 2008, and 2011-present.
Graduate Fellow, WEST NSF GK12 Program, University of Utah and Beacon Heights Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT, 2005-2006.
Teaching Assistant, Olorgesailie Microstratigraphy and Taphonomy Field Course, Olorgesailie, Kenya, 2004.
Substitute Teacher, Junior High and High School Science, Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove School Districts, CA, 2002.
Graduate Fellow, CATTS NSF GK12 Program, University of Arizona and Desert View High School, Tucson, AZ, 2001-2002.
Teaching Assistant, Geologic Perspectives, University of Arizona, 2000-2001.
Instructor, Outdoor Education Program, Stanford University, 1999-2000.
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology, Stanford University, 1999.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE
Affiliations: American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Geochemical Society
GSA Fellow since 2014
Reviewer for the journals including Applied Geochemistry, Basin Research, Biology Letters, Chemical Geology, Earth & Planetary Science Letters, Ecosphere, Functional Ecology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geology, Journal of Human Evolution, Oecologia, Palaeo3, Paleoanthropology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Quaternary Research, and Sedimentology.
Reviewer for funding agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Leakey Foundation, Petroleum Research Fund, and the National Geographic Society.
University Service: E&PS Director of Undergraduate Studies 2012 – present.
Resource faculty for the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at George Washington University, 2012–present.
Affiliated faculty, NSF-funded Inter-university Training for Continental-scale Ecology (ITCE) initiative based at the University of Utah, 2012–present.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
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