Areas of Interests
Human relations, youth development, teacher trainings, science and ocean education, ocean literacy.
Dr. Lodge has dedicated her professional career to improving the lives of others. Before joining USF College of Marine Science Dr. Lodge was a certified social worker and teacher for
Pinellas County Schools. She has held several social worker and other human relations positions that allowed her to relate with individuals from diverse racial and socio-cultural backgrounds.
She facilitates professional trainings geared towards helping individuals improve communication and interpersonal relation skills. She enjoys being able to work with teachers and graduate students to improve science learning for students.
As a member of the CMS Education and Outreach team Dr. Lodge combines her skills with the ocean scientists to bring a balanced holistic approach to the college. She coordinates and facilitates teacher trainings and field experiences for various education and community groups.
She implements and provides trainings that prepare the scientific team to communicate effectively with each other and with the teens that participate in the Oceanography Camp for Girls that she co-directs each summer. She combines her skills as a social scientist with the ocean scientists to make science learning fun and meaningful, in a way that truly sets her apart.
Areas of Interests
Ecology and physiology of oceanic and estuarine fishes, age and growth, graduate and undergraduate teaching, teacher education, ocean literacy, and communicating science.
Dr. Greely provides expertise in the areas of biological oceanography, ecological physiology, marine fishes, and ocean science education. She has broad research interests which encompass teaching and training about the ocean sciences in three areas: graduate and undergraduate education, teacher education, and ocean literacy amongst youth. She currently coordinates four education programs: The Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG), the In-service Teacher Oceanography Workshops (In-TOW), the National Ocean Science Bowl's regional Spoonbill Bowl competition, and the OCEANS Teaching Fellowships.
In addition to teaching natural sciences and science education courses, Dr. Greely, also developed a series of graduate courses focused on teaching and communicating ocean sciences. Programs and courses are designed to teach science parallel to the way science is practiced in a research setting: courses are inquiry based, experiential, and learner guided.
Dr. Greely's current research encompasses Ocean Literacy and reasoning about ocean issues by determining the influence of content, experience, and morality. The objective is to determine what youth around the world know about the ocean, what their attitudes are about ocean stewardship, and what they think about ocean issues.