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Morton K. Blaustein Professorship and Chairmanship in Earth and Planetary Sciences

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1994 by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation in memory of Morton K. Blaustein

BlausteinMortonMORTON K. BLAUSTEIN, A&S 1950, one of Baltimore’s most active civic leaders and philanthropists, was a longtime university trustee and the chairman and chief executive officer of the American Trading and Production Corporation. He held a doctorate in petroleum geology and was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The Alumni Association presented Dr. Blaustein with its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1976. The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is also named in memory of Dr. Blaustein, who died in 1990 at the age of 64. He also created, with others, the Chair in Music History and Criticism at the Peabody Conservatory.

Held by Anand Gnanadesikan

ANAND GNANADESIKAN, Ph.D., trained as an oceanographer. His primary expertise is in how the ocean circulates and influences marine life, climate, and atmospheric chemistry. Gnanadesikan earned his Ph.D. from the MIT/Woods Hole Joint Program in physical oceanography and spent more than 15 years at Princeton University and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory working to develop computer models of how the planet works.

He joined the John Hopkins faculty in January 2011.