Caroline M. Solomon, Ph.D. has been a faculty member at Gallaudet since 2000. She is also an adjunct at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, based at Horn Point Laboratory on Maryland's eastern shore.
After graduation from college, Dr. Solomon spent a year in Australia as a Fullbright Fellow studying the Great Barrier Reef with collaborators from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of Queensland.
Currently, Dr. Solomon performs research on urea utilization by different microbes in carious coastal areas in in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory. Her Urease Activity Across Aquatic Ecosystems project compares the urease activity of phytoplankton and bacteria among different ecosystems. She is collaborating with Dr. Richard Ladner at the University of Washington on the ASL-STEM forum, an online sign wiki for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lexicon, and the Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists, which took place in May 2012. This workshop recently released a white paper, available at this link. Dr. Solomon's research was recently featured on Gallaudet's home page as part of the Research with Deaf Scientists series.
Dr. Solomon teaches courses in the environmental sciences including ecology (BIO 241), marine biology (BIO 342), and courses related to the Chesapeake Bay (GSR 230 - The History and Science of the Chesapeake Bay). To these courses, she brings her research interests in phytoplankton ecology and nitrogen dynamics.
Dr. Solomon serves as the faculty advisor for the student environmental organization, Green Gallaudet, and is involved with initiatives on campus to make Gallaudet more sustainable.
- Solomon, C and others (2013). Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists: A White Paper. National Science Foundation. [link]
- Wang, Q. & Solomon, C. (2012). Exploring Blended Learning to Enhance Biology Instruction—Instructional Design and Implementation. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (pp. 1344-1353). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Wang, Q. & Solomon, C. (2010). Exploring Blended Learning to Enhance Biology Instruction—Literature Review and Study Design. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 2268-2277). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Solomon, C.M., Collier J.L., Berg G.M. and P.M. Glibert (2010) Role of urea in microbial metabolism in aquatic ecosystems: a biochemical and molecular review. Aquat Microb Ecol. 59: 67-88
- Glibert, P.M…. Solomon, C.M…. and others (2008). Ocean urea fertilization for carbon credits poses high ecological risks. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56:1049-1056.
- Solomon, C.M. and P.M. Glibert (2008). Urease activity in five phytoplankton species. Aquat Microb Ecol. 52:149-157.
- Solomon, C.M., Glibert P.M., and J.A. Alexander (2007). Measurement of urease activity in natural samples. Limnol Oceangr Methods 5: 280-288