Dr. John T. Wells serves as the Dean of the School of Marine Science of The College of William & Mary. He also serves as the Director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
As Dean and Director, Dr. Wells has administrative responsibilities at VIMS to provide the vision, strategic planning, and overall leadership for the Institute to be a center of excellence in marine research, education, and advisory service. He oversees the Offices of Academic Studies, Research and Advisory Services, Finance and Administration, Development and Operations.
VIMS has approximately 456 faculty, staff and students, and with an annual operating budget of $46 million is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States.