Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution names first female president

WHOI logoThe Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has named Susan K. Avery as president and director. Dr. Avery becomes the ninth director in WHOI’s 77-year history, and the first woman to hold the position.

From a WHOI press release: “Avery has been a member of the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1982, most recently holding the academic rank of professor of electrical and computer engineering. Her research interests include studies of atmospheric circulation and precipitation, climate variability and water resources, and the development of new radar techniques and instruments for remote sensing.”

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