Dr. Caroline M. Solomon
  • Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, University of Maryland, 2006
  • M.S., Biological Oceanography, University of Washington, 2000
  • B.A., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University, 1996
Short Biography

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 on nutrient dynamics and its influence on the phytoplankton assemblage in the Anacostia River  in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory.  She also studies urea utilization by different microbes in various coastal areas. 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 that recently got some press in the New York Times and Takeaway radio show. With Dr. Ladner, she recently hosted the Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists, in May 2012. The results from this workshop was recently released in a white paper. Dr. Solomon's research was recently featured on Gallaudet's home page as part of the Research with Deaf Scientists series.

Dr. Solomon teaches BIO 241 Ecology, BIO 342 Marine Biology, and courses related to the Chesapeake Bay such as 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, GreenGrow, and is involved with initiatives on campus to make Gallaudet more sustainable.

Selected Publications

  1. Solomon, CM, Graham SC, Marchut AE, Painter, R  (2013) Where are the Leaks for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Pipeline? Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from the AERA Online Paper Repository.
  2. Solomon, C and others (2013). Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists: A White Paper. National Science Foundation. [link
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Solomon, C.M. and P.M. Glibert (2008).  Urease activity in five phytoplankton species.  Aquat Microb Ecol.  52:149-157.
  8. Solomon, C.M., Glibert P.M., and J.A. Alexander (2007).  Measurement of urease activity in natural samples.  Limnol Oceangr Methods 5: 280-288

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