For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
B.A., Hamilton College; Ph.D., Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Dr. Burton (formerly Schrum) received her B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Her research interests include the biogeochemistry of marine sediments, particularly the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Dr. Burton has participated on research expeditions to the Southern, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans, the Bering Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Burton joined the MSEP faculty in 2012 and teaches courses in Earth Science, Coastal Ecology, and Marine Biology. Dr. Burton also teaches MSEP Experiential Learning, a winter field course in St. John, USVI.