Carla Koretsky

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Carla M. Koretsky
Dean of the Lee Honors College and Professor of Geosciences
(269) 387-3230
1086 Lee Honors College, Mail Stop 5244
Mailing address: 
Lee Honors College
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5244 USA
  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1998
  • M.S., The Johns Hopkins University, 1995
  • B.A., Washington University, 1992
Research interests: 
  • Aqueous Geochemistry
  • Biogeochemistry

Dr. Carla Koretsky is professor of aqueous geochemistry and biochemistry in the Department of Geosciences and dean of the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University.

Koretsky seeks to integrate field, laboratory and modeling studies of mineral-water-biological interactions near the earth's surface. Recently, her student research team has worked to develop thermodynamic models to quantify metal adsorption on natural and mineral assemblages. Her research group also studied the influence of road salt on urban lake biogeochemistry.

Koretsky’s research has been supported by:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation
  • Petroleum Research Fund
  • Office of Naval Research