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Sabine Stanley

Sabine Stanley assumed the role of vice provost for graduate and professional education in May of 2023. In this position, Dr. Stanley helps support JHU’s many graduate and professional programs in developing students and preparing them to launch impactful careers. She implements and analyzes graduate student surveys, facilitates greater diversity and inclusion efforts in graduate programs, works on a PhD alumni database to help the university stay connected with professional students following graduation, and collaborates closely with schools to identify cross-cutting goals and initiatives.

Dr. Stanley is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Planetary Science, jointly appointed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and in the Space Exploration Sector of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. She is also a fellow of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). Her research focuses on understanding planetary interior processes and evolution, in particular as they relate to planetary magnetic field generation. She uses a combination of numerical simulations, theory, and spacecraft mission observations to explore her science questions. She is the author of the forthcoming book What’s Hidden Inside Planets? (Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2023).

Dr. Stanley received her MA and PhD in geophysics from Harvard University in 2004 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. She was a professor at the University of Toronto before joining Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in 2017. Her awards and honors include the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award and the Ranjini Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Toronto, the William Gilbert Award of the American Geophysical Union, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and a Canada Research Chair.

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