Jessica Dutton

Jessica Dutton

Executive Director, USC Wrigley Institute for Environment & Sustainability

Adjunct Associate Professor (Research), Environmental Studies Program


Office Location: University Park Campus (CAS 200)

Research Expertise:Marine invertebrate biology, coastal policy, science communication

As Executive Director, Dr. Dutton works to advance the Wrigley Institute’s environment and sustainability mission across all aspects of education, research and engagement. She received her PhD from UC Santa Barbara studying marine ecophysiology, focused on the distribution and function of intertidal species along the California coast and associated climate impacts. Before joining USC, she held 10 positions as a Fellow with the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and with the NOAA Fisheries Service.