CSX Professor of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Deborah Steinberg has conducted research in marine ecosystems from the Chesapeake Bay to Antarctica, in the Sargasso Sea, the Amazon River plume, the California Current and the North Pacific. She has advised the Commonwealth of Virginia through her work with the Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. She also serves on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Marine Science, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and was named as chair-elect of the University-National Laboratory System, which helps the federal government coordinate the nation’s oceanographic research fleet. In 2014, she received the William & Mary Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence. A year later, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia presented her with its Outstanding Faculty Award.