Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Nancy Grindlay

Associate Director for Research,Center for Marine Science

Professor of Geology

N. Grindlay photoMyrtle Grove 1327, Deloach 119
Center for Marine Science
University of North Carolina Wilmington
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409
Tel: 910 962-2352; Fax: 910 962-2410
email:, Personal Webpage

Ph.D. (Oceanography) University of Rhode Island, 1991

Dr. Grindlay teaches GLY150 Introduction to Oceanography, GLY 443/543 Tectonics, GLY489 Dynamic Earth, GLY450 Geological Oceanography, GLY495 Senior Seminar, GLY501 Research Methods, GLY550 Marine Geology, and GLY551 Seafloor Mapping.

Research Interests:
Dr. Grindlay uses high-resolution swathmapping (multibeam bathymetry, sidescan sonar) and geophysical (gravity, magnetics, single-channel seismics) instrumentation to examine the morphology, structure and tectonics of submarine transform, convergent, and divergent plate boundaries. Current focus areas are the Southwest Indian Ridge, the northeastern North American-Caribbean plate boundary and the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Other research topics include seabed habitat classification, and sediment transport and masswasting along continental and insular margins.