PhD in Physics - University of Texas at Austin, 1987
MS in Physics - University of Wisconsin Madison, 1980
BS in Chemistry - University of New Mexico, 1976
Dr. Sparling held postdoctoral research positions in chemical engineering and pharmacology, and conducted research in biophysics at the National Institutes of Health until 1992. She joined STX Corp. in 1993, working under contract to NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center. She became a member of JCET in 1998 and joined the Physics faculty at UMBC in 2001. During her career, Dr. Sparling has done theoretical work in a variety of different areas in statistical mechanics, biophysics and hydrodynamics.
Dr. Sparling is currently working in the areas of atmospheric dynamics and mesoscale modeling.