The School of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry/Forensic Science/Oceanography/Physics (UG)
Full Name: Linda Sedlacek
Associate Professor of Earth Science and Oceanography
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University.
Dr. Sedlacek’s research focused on behavioral studies, toxicology, and taxonomy of
copepods (small crustaceans that are important in the lower part of the marine food
chain). Prior to coming to PBA, she worked for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (a collaborative
organization formed by the governors of the Gulf of Mexico states to address regional
issues) as an assistant coordinator within the water quality priority area, and also
taught as an adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. During her time working
for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, she developed a mercury in seafood subgroup and a
data comparability program. She also gained experience in getting scientists, coastal
managers, and policy makers to achieve consensus on key topics. Dr. Sedlacek looks
forward to teaching earth science and oceanography courses at PBA, as well as conducting
collaborative research in the area.