Office of Academic Studies

Linda Schaffner, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Studies

Cathy Cake, M.P.A., Graduate Program Business Manager

Jennifer Hay, M.S., Graduate Registrar & Assistant to the Associate Dean of Academic Studies

Academic Studies is the central administrative office for academic programs at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.  Our mission is to advocate on behalf of students, to support the faculty and staff who are engaged in delivering education and student services, and to develop and administer academic and institutional policies affecting students in ways that foster high academic standards and responsible conduct within a culturally and intellectually diverse education and training environment. We provide support for William and Mary's School of Marine graduate program at VIMS, and the undergraduate marine science minor, which is offered jointly with Arts & Sciences.  The Associate Dean of Academic Studies also provides stewardship for the broader array of education activites that are part of the VIMS mission. 

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