Dr. Bruce Monger is a Stephen H. Weiss Provost Teaching Fellow and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. He received a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii in 1993 and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center before joining the faculty at Cornell in 1997.
Dr. Monger’s research centers on the use of orbiting satellites to study how variability in ocean dynamics impacts marine ecosystems at ocean basin and global scales. He also teaches an introductory oceanography course at Cornell that has grown to become the most popular course at Cornell, with an enrollment of over 1,000 students. A major theme of the oceanography class addresses human impacts on the global ocean and the need for bottom-up citizen activism to force leaders to enact policies that will lead to a sustainable future.