Mary Poulton

Part-time Professor of Practice

Dr. Mary Poulton is a University Distinguished Professor with appointments in Geosciences,  Mining and Geological Engineering, Law, and Public Health.  She was the first woman to lead an engineering department in the history of the University of Arizona, serving from July 1, 2000 to January 1, 2015. She founded and directs the interdisciplinary Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources (IMR), the largest minerals research and education center in the US. Dr. Poulton directs the Western Mine Safety and Health Training Resource Center. She created the Latin American Natural Resources Academy with US State Department support to promote student exchange in mineral resources.  She is also a founding member of the Pan American Hub for Compatible Mining.

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