Office of the Dean

Anita Thompson

Anita Thompson
Unit Research Administrator for the College of Marine Science
Office Phone: 727.553.3360

A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

I am a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and have completed the required courses through USF TRAIN to be a Train Certified Research Administrator(TCRA), and have earned a BA from USFSP. I am experienced in all areas of Sponsored Research and assist faculty and staff in preparing documents for proposal submission to a variety of funding agencies, including, review of proposal submission guidelines, budget preparation, Internal Form completion, compliance approvals and obtaining final closeout documents when an award ends.

 Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • My dog, a beagle named Bailey, is a member of Therapy Dog, Inc. She assists in volunteer animal activities. These activities include visits to hospitals, schools and nursing homes.
  • Bicycle riding is my passion
  • Co-Author of the Crescent Heights Newsletter column entitled: Home of the Month
  • Member of NCURA – National Council of University Research Administrators


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Linda Kelbaugh

Linda Kelbaugh

Executive Administrative Specialist
Education: AA Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business
Office Phone: 727.553.1634



A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

I first became employed at USF in marine science in March, 1993. I have transitioned with marine science from as a Program Assistant in the Department of Marine Science, College of Arts and Sciences to an Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the College of Marine Science.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • I enjoy arts and crafts
  • Sewing
  • Gardening
  • My grandkids


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Dean Jacqueline E. Dixon

Dean Jackie Dixon

Geological Oceanography
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1992
Office Phone: 727.553.3369
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Dr. Jackie Dixon on Google Scholar


Research: Igneous Petrology; Mantle Geochemistry; Role of Volatiles in Magmatic Processes; Deep Earth Geochemical Cycling of Volatiles


Dr. Dixon's research interests focus on the role of H2O and CO2 in the generation and evolution of basaltic magmas with an emphasis on submarine volcanoes. Her work includes solubility studies of H2O and CO2 in basaltic melts, vapor saturation and degassing models, and modeling of volatile contents in primary magmas and the mantle. Study areas have included the mid-ocean ridge system, Hawaii, the Galapagos, and the Easter Salas y Gomez Seamount Chain. Dr. Dixon received a NSF Early Career award in 1997 for excellence in research and education. In 2007, EPSL acknowledged one of her papers (Dixon et al., 2004) as one of their top-50 most cited articles.

From 1992 through 2010, Dr. Dixon was a professor at the University of Miami, where she was as a professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and in the Geology Department within the College of Arts and Sciences. At UM, she served as Director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy's Undergraduate Program ('03-'08), Senior Associate Dean for the Life and Physical Sciences ('06-'10), and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences ('09-'10). Dr. Dixon became Dean of the College of Marine Science at USF in 2011. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership.


Recent Publication

Light Stable Isotopic Compositions of Enriched Mantle Sources:  Resolving the Dehydration Paradox

Supporting Information for Light Stable Isotopic Compositions of Enriched Mantle Sources

Supporting Excel Data Files for Light Stable Isotope Paper (.zip)


Jackie Dixon in the Field

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