BaselineMy Day JobIOOS Modeling TestbedEducation & ExperienceFavorite ProjectsSelect Project ListSelect PublicationsOther Than That?Program SupportAquabotzBuild a BuoyBasic Observation BuoysAUV & BEST WorkshopsFloating Classroom - Part 1Floating Classroom Cont'dDeepwater HorizonAbout Me

  • B.S. Marine Biology - FDU, Madison, NJ, 1978
  • M.A. Geology (Coastal Geology) - Boston University, 1980
  • Ph.D. Marine Science (Coastal Processes/Stratigraphy), LSU, 1990

Professional Experience (1980 to Present)

  • NOAA-IOOS -  Model Testbed Program Manager (2010 to Present)
  • NOAA- CBO (2004 to 2010) - Habitat Specialist/Education
  • University of Md (2000 to 2004) - Founding Director, Earth Mapping Laboratory
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI (1990 to 2000) - Chair, Science & Technology
  • Ocean Surveys, Old Saybrook, Ct, (1985 to 1988) - Technical Manager (left to finish PhD)
  • EG&G Environmental (1980 to 1982) - Assistant Scientist (left to pursue PhD)


A little more of the story.....My private sector, academic, and federal government positions have involved management, business development, program design, proposal writing, technical coordination, planning and execution of field operations, preparation of education curricula, data analysis and report writing.  I have over thirty years of hands-on experience with a spectrum of seafloor mapping systems, including AUVs, ROVs, navigation, side scan sonar, sub bottom profilers, multi-beams, ADCPs, and magnetometers. I can translate the operation of any marine technology to effective experiential learning modules and deliver that training to operators or other trainers. I am also adept at providing non-technical presentations to program managers to describe how technologies can benefit their business.


There is no aspect of Marine Science that I cannot grasp or get up to speed in short order. I’ve got a broad knowledge of current marine and undersea technology that includes exploration and monitoring methods. As an academic, a federal employee, and in the private sector I’ve written hundreds of proposals, managed an equal number of programs, designed and executed complicated exploration operations.