Marine Science, Safety, and Protection
- Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Hamilton College
- Ph.D. in Oceanography from Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
- Dr. Burton's (formerly Schrum) research interests include the biogeochemistry of marine sediments, particularly the carbon and nitrogen cycles. She has participated on research expeditions to the Southern, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans, the Bering Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
- Dr. Burton joined the MSSEP faculty in 2012 and teaches courses in Earth Science, Coastal Ecology, and Marine Biology and oversees the MSSEP Experiential Learning, a winter field course in St. John, USVI.