Faculty

Deans in the School of Marine Science

  • John T. Wells, Dean and Director. Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Dynamics of fine-grained sediments; estuarine and deltaic sedimentation; beach and shelf processes.
  • Linda C. Schaffner, Associate Dean of Academic Studies. Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Benthic ecology, estuarine food webs; invertebrate ecology and behavior.

Faculty Members

Students, the majority of your Advisory Committee members must be members of the faculty.

  • Allen, Standish K., Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Aquaculture genetics and breeding.
  • Anderson, Iris C., Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Nitrogen and carbon cycling.
  • Beck, Aaron J.,  Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Physical Sciences.  biogeochemical cycling of trace metals and radium in coastal waters, submarine groundwater discharge, and the subterranean estuary
  • Brill, Richard W., Affiliate Faculty and Director of CMER. Fisheries Science. Physiology, bioenergetics, and sensory biology of fishes.
  • Bronk, Deborah A., Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Nitrogen cycling, nitrogen biogeochemistry.
  • Brubaker, John M., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Physical oceanography; circulation and transport processes in estuaries and on continental shelf.
  • Brush, Mark J., Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Coastal systems ecology; numerical models.
  • Burreson, Eugene M., Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Shellfish disease; marine leeches.
  • Canuel, Elizabeth A., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Organic geochemistry, biomarkers.
  • Diaz, Robert J., Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Benthic ecology, low dissolved oxygen.
  • Fabrizio, Mary C., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Fish populations, mortality, habitat, essential fish habitat (EFH), fish movement, distribution, fishing gear, mark-recapture studies.
  • Friedrichs, Carl T., Loretta and Lewis Glucksman Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Coastal and estuarine processes.
  • Friedrichs, Marjorie A.M., Research Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Biological Science. Marine ecosystem modeling; biogeochemical data assimilation; satellite ocean color data.
  • Gong, Donglai, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Physical Sciences, Coastal and Polar Oceanography.
  • Graves, John E., Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Molecular evolution in marine environments; molecular technology to study population dynamics- billfish and tuna.
  • Hale, Robert C., Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Environmental chemistry, biosolids, fate and availability of manmade compounds in aquatic environments.
  • Harris, Courtney K., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. 3-D modeling to improve understanding of sediment transport in continental shelves and estuarine environments.
  • Hartley, Troy W., Research Associate Professor of Marine Science/Director of Virginia Sea Grant. Fisheries Science. Integrated, adaptive management, regional governance, and collaborative research. 
  • Hershner, Carl H., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Wetlands; watershed resource management; tidal and non-tidal wetlands ecology.
  • Hilton, Eric J., Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Comparative anatomy, systematics, and evolution of ray-finned fishes.
  • Hobbs III, Carl H., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Marine geology, esp. mid-Atlantic inner continental shelf and coastal plain, seismic studies to ID potentially minable sources of sand.
  • Hoenig, John M., Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Fisheries stock assessment/management; methods for studying dynamics and assessing fisheries.
  • Kaplan, David M., Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Population dynamics, marine conservation, larval dispersal, tuna fisheries, coastal oceanography.
  • Kator, Howard I., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Environmental microbiology; public health risks.
  • Kirkley, James E., Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Marine economics; coastal and marine resources.
  • Kirwan, Matthew L., Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Physical Science. Coastal lansdscape evolution.
  • Kuehl, Steven A., Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Radioisotope geoshemistry; sediment dispersal - resuspension and biological mixing.
  • Latour, Robert J., Research Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Fish population dynamics, mangagement strategies for exploited marine resources, and community ecology.
  • Lipcius, Romuald N., Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Blue crab ecology; conservation of marine bivalves, Caribbean spring lobster queen conch.
  • Luckenbach, Mark W., Associate Dean of Research and Advisory Service, Research Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Bivalve ecology; reef restoration; habitat evaluation.
  • Maa, Jerome P.-Y., Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Water wave mechanics; wave refraction/diffraction/reflection/breaking and associated sediment transport.
  • Mann, Roger L., Professor of Marine Science, Fisheries Science. Ecology, marine mollusks, rapa whelk and other invasive species.
  • McNinch, Jesse E., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Coastal geology; shoreline behavior; erosional hot spots and relationships to underlying geology, larval dispersal and settlement in estuarine and shallow water.
  • Milliman, John E., Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Flux and fate of sediment in oceans - both river derived and calcium carbonate; economic and societal implications of natural and anthropogenic changes.
  • Moore, Kenneth A., Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Seagrasses - environmental factors affecting growth and survival.
  • Newman, Michael C., Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Environmental risk assessment; ecological toxicology; pollutant bioaccumulation.
  • Orth, Robert J., Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Submerged aquatic vegetation biology and ecology.
  • Patterson, Mark R., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Coral reefs; sponges; robotics; biomechanics of lower invertegrates and algae.
  • Perry III, James E., Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Wetlands, marsh ecology.
  • Reay, William G., Research Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Watershed hydrology; ground water; surface wter interactions.
  • Reece, Kimberly S., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Molecular/genetic analysis of aquaculture species, shellfish disease pathogens.
  • Scheld, Andrew M., Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Fisheries Science. Fisheries economics and policy.
  • Seitz, Rochelle D., Research Associate Professor. Biological Sciences. Predator/prey dynamics; nursery habitat and food availability for blue crabs.
  • Shadwick, Elizabeth H., Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Inorganic carbon (CO2) cycling and Ocean Acidification.
  • Shen, Jian, Research Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. Numerical modling; model simulation to study circultion, hydrodynamics, water quality and storm surge in estuaries.
  • Shields, Jeffrey D., Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Parasite and microbial diseases invertebrates and fishes.
  • Smith, Juliette L., Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Aquatic Health Sciences, Ecotoxicology of harmful algal blooms.
  • Smith, Walker O., Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Phytoplankton growth/photosynthetic material in surface layer of oceans.
  • Steinberg, Deborah K., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Biological Sciences. Zooplankton ecology; coastal and deep sea food webs/marine "snow".
  • Tang, Kam, Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Biological sciences. Plankton physiology and ecology.
  • Unger, Michael A., Research Associate Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Chemical and physical behavior of aquatic pollutants - TBT - Kepone.
  • Van Veld, Peter, Associate Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Toxicology; biochemical response to pollution exposure.
  • Vobelbein, Wolfgang, Associate Professor of Marine Science. Aquatic Health Sciences. Aquatic disease; fish pathology; relationship between chemical exposure and fish cancers.
  • Wang, Harry V., Associate Professor of Marine Science. Physical Sciences. 3-D numerical modeling, hydrodynamics of estuaries; physical oceanography.

Emeritus Professors

Aceto, Henry
Austin, Herbert M.
Barnard, Thomas A.
Bieri, Rudolf H.
Boon, III, John D.
Byrne, Robert J.
Chittenden, Mark E.
Chu-Fu-Lin
Ducklow, Hugh W.
Evans, David A.
Haas, Leonard W.
Hargis, Jr., William J.
Haven, Dexter S.
Huggett, Robert J.
Kuo, Albert Y.
Lynch, Maurice P.
MacIntyre, William G.
Musick, John A.
A. Marshall Acuff, Jr.
Nichols, Maynard M.
Perkins, Frank O.
Roberts, Jr., Morris H.
Ruzecki, Evon P.
Silberhorn, Gene M.
Theberge, Jr., N. Bartlett
Van Engel, Willard A.
Warinner, J. Ernest
Webb, Kenneth L.
Wetzel, Richard L.
Wojcik, Frank J.
Wright, L. Donelson

Adjunct Faculty

Blazer, Vicki S., Aquatic Health Sciences
Bushnell, Peter G., Biological Sciences
Chuenpagdee, Ratana, Coastal & Ocean Policy
Collette, Bruce B., Fisheries Science
Evans, David A., Aquatic Health Sciences
George, Robert, Fisheries Science
Gibson, Deidre, Biological Sciences
Guo, Ximing, Fisheries Science
Harris, Thomas M., Aquatic Health Sciences
Macko, Stephen A., Biological Sciences
Munroe, Thomas A., Fisheries Science
Ottinger,Christopher A., Aquatic Health Sciences
Ralph, Peter J., Biological Sciences

Bauer, James E., Physical Sciences
Sharp, Edward J., Coastal & Ocean Policy
Shuster, Jr., Carl N., Fisheries Science
Tobias, Craig R., Biological Sciences
Vecchione, Michael , Fisheries Science

Other Faculty Appointments

Kuo, Albert Y., Faculty Researcher, Physical Science

Professional Faculty I

Audemard, Corrine, Assistant Research Scientist
Carnegie, Ryan B., , Assistant Research Scientist
Celebioglu, Tevfik Kutay, Research Associate
Cordes, Jan, Assistant Research Scientist
Forrest, Jr., David R., Assistant Research Scientist
Herman, Julie, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Hong, Bo, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Li, Caiwen, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Li, Yuepeng, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Linardakis, Leonidas, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Lund, Eric, Assistant Research Scientist
Miller, Terrance, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Moss, Jessica, ,Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Park, Jun-Yong, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Saba, Vincent S., Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Small, Hamish, Assistant Research Scientist
Wadman, Heidi, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Xue, Jianhong, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Ye, Jianmin, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Zhao, Yuan, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Professional Faculty II

Anderson, Gary, CIO and Director, ITNS
Bonzek, Christopher, Fisheries Data Analyst
Bording, Ralph, High Performance Computing Applications Analyst
Brister, James E., Seawater Research Laboratory Director
Caporale, Linda, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Director
Coughlin, Carol, Director, VIMS/SMS Hargis Library
Dillon, Jennifer, Associate Director of Development
Frank-Lawale, Anu, Breeding Research Manager
Grose, Thomas W., Director, Safety and Environmental Programs
Kaattari, Ilsa, Molecular Biology Specialist
Luellen, Drew, Environmental Data Research Specialist
Malmquist, Dave, Director, Communications
Fisher, Amy, Director, Development
Miller, Sharon, Marine Safety/Risk Assessment Manager
Murray, Thomas, Marine Business and Coastal Development Specialist
Varnell, Lyle, Assistant Director of Research and Advisory Services
White, Richard, Director, Facilities Management

Classified Faculty

Kiley, Kevin, Instructor in Marine Science. Coastal and Ocean Policy.
Lucy, Jon, Instructor in Marine Science. Fisheries Science.
Rhodes, Martha, Instructor in Marine Science. Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health.
Van Montfrans, Jacques, Instructor in Marine Science. Fisheries Science