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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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World-class people in a world-class setting

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is recognized worldwide for its expertise in coastal marine science. Our faculty and staff bring expertise from A to Z, including anatomists, biological oceanographers, computer modelers, ecologists, economists, ecotoxicologists, geneticists, geochemists, icthyologists, immunologists, pathologists, physiologists, physical oceanographers, taxonomists, wetland scientists, and zoologists.

Administrative Officers

Dr. John Wells, Dean and Director
Dr. Mark Luckenbach, Associate Dean of Research and Advisory Services
Dr. Linda Schaffner, Associate Dean of Academic Studies
Amy Fisher, Director of Development
Jennifer Latour, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Joseph Martinez, Chief Operations Officer

Department Chairs

Dr. Kim Reece, Aquatic Health Sciences
Dr. Robert Orth, Biological Sciences
Dr. John Graves, Fisheries Science
Dr. Carl Friedrichs, Physical Sciences

Center Directors

Dr. Stan Allen, Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC)
Dr. Carl Hershner, Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
Dr. William Reay, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR)
Dr. Richard Snyder, Eastern Shore Laboratory
Thomas Murray, Marine Advisory Services
Dr. Troy Hartley, Virginia Sea Grant

Administrative Directors

Dr. David Malmquist, Director of Communications
Richard White, Director of Facilities Management
Betty Barrack, Budget Director, Office of Finance
Gary Anderson, Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology & Network Services
Carol Coughlin, Director of the William J. Hargis Library
Tom Grose, Director of Safety & Environmental Programs
Constance Motley, Interim Director of Sponsored Programs

Administrative Contacts

ABC: Debbrah Pelata
Aquatic Health Sciences: Mike Ivey
Biological Sciences: Regina Burrell
CBNERR: Sally Lawrence
CCRM: Dawn Fleming

Development: Lisa Phipps
Eastern Shore Laboratory: Linda Ward
Facilities Management: Debbie Galvez
Fisheries Science: Cindy Forrester
Graduate Program: Cathleen Cake
Marine Advisory Services: Cheryl Teagle
Physical Sciences: Cynthia Harris

Virginia Sea Grant: Sabine Rogers