Associate Professor Academic Director, Rider TLC Director, Rider SELECT Assistant Provost
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 1993 and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor of Marine Sciences. Her doctoral thesis investigated the processes controlling the formation of lamination in Bahamian cyanobacterial mats and mounds known as stromatolites. Kathy's main research interests focus on the interaction of biological, chemical, and sedimentological processes producing cyanobacterial mats in subtropical, carbonate environments in the Bahamas and Australia. This research has been supported by grants from the National Geographic Society and the Kanagawa Museum of Natural History in Tokyo. Kathy has most recently been studying microbial mats and tide pool physiochemistry from New Jersey marshes. In addition, Kathy has initiated long-term chemical and physical studies of Centennial Lake on the Rider University campus as part of the Centennial Lake Watershed Restoration Project. Kathy is now the Academic Director of the Rider Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), the Director of the Rider Science Education and Literacy Center (SELECT), and an Assistant Provost for the University.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
- Field marine sciences
- Oceanography Lab
Selected Publication Titles and Sources:
- Modern marine stromatolitic structures: the sediment dilemma. Stromatolites: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments.
- Schizothrix gebeleinii sp. nov. builds subtidal stromatolites, Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. Algological Studies.
- Modern marine stromatolites in the Exuma Cay, Bahamas: uncommonly common. Facies.
- Normal-marine salinity of intertidal stromatolites, Exuma Islands, Bahamas. Geology.