Faculty

Deans in the School of Marine Science
  • John T. Wells, Dean and Director. Professor, Physical Sciences. Dynamics of fine-grained sediments; estuarine and deltaic sedimentation; beach and shelf processes.
  • Linda C. Schaffner, Associate Dean of Academic Studies. Professor, Biological Sciences. Benthic ecology and benthic processes of estuarine and coastal ecosystems.
  • Mark Luckenbach, Associate Dean of Research and Advisory Services. Professor, Biological Sciences. Ecology and restoration of shallow-water marine habitats.
Dr. Stan Allen

Allen, Jr., Standish K.
Professor; Director, Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center
Email: [[v|ska]]
Phone: (804) 684-7710
Interests: Shellfish genetics, oysters, aquaculture
Department: Fisheries Science
Office: Andrews Hall 441

Anderson, Iris C.
Professor
Email: [[v|iris]]
Phone: (804) 684-7811
Interests: Nitrogen and carbon cycling
Office: Andrews Hall 329
Department: Biological Sciences

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Bilkovic, Donna Marie
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[donnab]]
Phone: (804) 684-7331
Office: Davis Hall 213
Department: Center for Coastal Resources Management
Program: Watershed

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Brush, Mark J.
Associate Professor
Email: [[brush]]
Phone: (804) 684-7402
Interests: Coastal systems ecology; ecosystem models
Office: Andrews Hall 334F
Department: Biological Sciences

Canuel, Elizabeth A.
Chancellor Professor
Email: [[ecanuel]]
Phone: (804) 684-7134
Interests: Organic geochemistry, biomarkers
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N310
Department: Physical Sciences

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Carnegie, Ryan B.
Research Professor
Email: [[carnegie]]
Phone: (804) 684-7713
Interests: Shellfish pathology
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N109
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

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Chiu, Grace
Associate Professor
Email: [[gschiu]]
Office: Andrews Hall 337
Department: Biological Sciences
Phone: (804) 684-7221
Research Lab: {{https://www.vims.edu/research/units/labgroups/estdats, Environmental Statistics and Transdisciplinary Data Science (ESTDatS)}}

Fabrizio, Mary C.
Professor; Dept. Chair, Fisheries Science
Email: [[v|mfabrizio]]
Phone: (804) 684-7308
Office: Nunnally Hall 135
Department: Fisheries Science
Interests: Fish population dynamics, habitat, fish movement, fish ecology; fishery-independent surveys

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Friedrichs, Carl T.
Glucksman Professor; Dept. Chair, Physical Sciences; CBNERR Associate Director
Email: [[carl.friedrichs]]
Phone: (804) 684-7303
Office: Andrews Hall 227, Wilson House 206
Interests: Coastal and estuarine processes
Department: Physical Sciences

Friedrichs, Marjorie A.M.
Research Professor
Email: [[marjy]]
Phone: (804) 684-7695
Interests: Using mathematical models to study effects of climate change and other human impacts on coastal & estuarine systems.
Office: Andrews Hall 330
Department: Biological Sciences

Gong, Donglai
Associate Professor
Email: [[gong]]
Phone: (804) 684-7529
Interests: Coastal and Polar Oceanography
Office/Lab: Andrews Hall 236/220
Department: Physical Sciences

Graves, John E.
Chancellor Professor
Email: [[graves]]
Phone: (804) 684-7352
Interests: Molecular evolution in marine environments; molecular technology to study population dynamics- billfish and tuna.
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N207
Department: Fisheries Science

Robert C. Hale

Hale, Robert C.
Professor
Email: [[hale]]
Phone: (804) 684-7228
Interests: Environmental chemistry, biosolids, fate and availability of man-made compounds in aquatic environments.
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S310
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Courtney Harris

Harris, Courtney K.
Professor
Email: [[ckharris]]
Phone: (804) 684-7194
Interests: 3-D modeling to improve understanding of sediment transport in continental shelves and estuarine environments.
Office: Andrews Hall 230
Department: Physical Sciences

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Hartley, Troy W.
Research Professor; Director, Virginia Sea Grant Program
Email: [[thartley]]
Phone: (804) 684-7248
Interests: Integrated, adaptive management, regional governance, network analysis, collaborative research, and team science.
Office: Davis Hall 244I
Department: Fisheries Science/Virginia Sea Grant

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Havens, Kirk J.
Assistant Director, CCRM
Email: [[kirk]]
Phone: (804) 684-7386
Office: Davis Hall 221
Department: Center for Coastal Resources Management
Program: Watershed

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Hein, Christopher
Associate Professor
Email: [[hein]]
Phone: (804) 684-7533
Office: Andrews Hall 237
Department: Physical Sciences
Lab Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/research/units/labgroups/coastal_geology/index.php, Coastal Geology}}

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Hershner, Jr., Carlton H.
Professor; Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management
Email: [[v|carl]]
Phone: (804) 684-7387
Office: Davis Hall 223
Department: Biological Sciences
Program: Center for Coastal Resources Management

Eric J. Hilton

Hilton, Eric J.
Professor
Email: [[ehilton]]
Phone: (804) 684-7178
Interests: Comparative anatomy, systematics, and evolution of ray-finned fishes.
Office: Nunnally Hall 123/125
Department: Fisheries Science

John M. Hoenig

Hoenig, John M.
Professor
Email: [[hoenig]]
Phone: (804) 684-7125
Interests: Fisheries stock assessment/management; methods for studying dynamics and assessing fisheries.
Office: Nunnally Hall 134
Department: Fisheries Science

Johnson, David
Assistant Professor
Email: [[dsjohnson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7513 (email is best)
Office: Andrews Hall 336
Department: Biological Sciences
Lab Website: {{http://jlabresearch.wixsite.com/jlab}}

Kirwan, Matt
Associate Professor
Email: [[kirwan]]
Phone: (804) 684-7054
Interests: Coastal landscape evolution
Office: Andrews Hall 238
Department: Physical Sciences

Steven A. Kuehl

Kuehl, Steven A.
Professor
Email: [[kuehl]]
Phone: (804) 684-7118
Interests: Continental margins, river deltas, radioisotope geochronology, Anthropocene, paleoseismicity, paleoclimate
Office: Andrews Hall 232
Department: Physical Sciences

Robert J. Latour

Latour, Robert J.
Professor
Email: [[latour]]
Phone: (804) 684-7312
Interests: Fish population dynamics, management strategies for exploited marine resources, and community ecology.
Office: Nunnally Hall 127
Department: Fisheries Science

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Lipcius, Romuald N.
Professor
Email: [[rom]]
Phone: (804) 684-7330
Office: Andrews Hall 427
Department: Fisheries Science

Mark W. Luckenbach

Luckenbach, Mark W.
Associate Dean of Research and Advisory Services; Professor
Email: [[luck]]
Phone: 804-684-7108
Interests: Bivalve ecology; reef restoration; habitat evaluation.
Office: Watermen's Hall 248
Department: Office of Research and Advisory Services; Biological Sciences

Mann, Roger L.
Professor
Email: [[rmann]]
Phone: (804) 684-7360
Office: Andrews Hall 425
Department: Fisheries Science
Lab Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/research/units/labgroups/molluscan_ecology/index.php, Molluscan Ecology Lab}}

McDowell, Jan
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[mcdowell]]
Phone: (804) 684-7263
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N209
Department: Fisheries Science

Nicole Millette

Millette, Nicole
Asst. Professor
Email: [[v|nmillette]]
Phone: TBD (Arrives 2020)
Office: Andrews Hall 339 (Arrives 2020)
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Phytoplankton Ecology, Mixotrophy, Predator-Prey Interactions, Water Quality

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Orth, Robert J.
Professor
Email: [[jjorth]]
Website: {{http://web.vims.edu/bio/sav/?svr=www, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)}}
Phone: (804) 684-7392
Interests: Submerged aquatic vegetation biology and ecology.
Office: Andrews Hall 308

Reay, William G.
Research Associate Professor; Director, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia
Email: [[wreay]]
Phone: (804) 684-7119
Office: Wilson House 103
Department: Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia; Physical Sciences
Interests: Watershed hydrology; ground water/surface water interactions.

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Reece, Kimberly S.
Professor; Dept. Chair, Aquatic Health Sciences
Email: [[v|kreece,Contact Dr. Kimberly Reece]]
Phone: (804) 684-7407
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S110
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Interests: Molecular/genetic analysis of aquaculture species, shellfish disease pathogens.

Rivest, Emily
Assistant Professor
Email: [[ebrivest]]
Phone: (804) 684-7942
Office: Andrews Hall 340
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Ecological physiology, global change biology, marine invertebrate biology

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Rudders, David
Research Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Marine Advisory Program
Email: [[rudders]]
Phone: (804) 684-7531
Office: Davis Hall 253
Department: Marine Advisory Program; Fisheries Science

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Schaffner, Linda C.
Associate Dean of Academic Studies; Professor
Email: [[linda]]
Phone (Associate Dean): (804) 684-7105
Phone (Research Office): (804) 684-7366
Office: Watermen's Hall 246 (Associate Dean), Andrews Hall 114 (Research)
Affiliation: Office of Academic Studies and Biological Sciences

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Scheld, Andrew
Assistant Professor
Email: [[scheld]]
Office: Andrews Hall 442
Phone: (804) 684-7160
Department: Fisheries Science
Interests: Fisheries economics and policy

Rochelle Seitz

Seitz, Rochelle D.
Research Professor
Email: [[seitz]]
Phone: (804) 684-7698
Office: Andrews Hall 331
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Predator/prey dynamics; nursery habitat and food availability for blue crabs.

Shadwick, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor
Email: [[shadwick]]
Phone: (804) 684-7247
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N306
Department: Physical Sciences
Interests: Inorganic carbon (CO2) cycling and Ocean Acidification.

Jian Shen

Shen, Jian
Research Professor
Email: [[shen]]
Phone: (804) 684-7359
Office: Andrews Hall 231
Department: Physical Sciences
Interests: Numerical modling; model simulation to study circulation, hydrodynamics, water quality and storm surge in estuaries.

Jeffery D. Shields

Shields, Jeffrey D.
Professor
Email: [[jeff]]
Phone: (804) 684-7128
Interests: Parasite and microbial diseases invertebrates and fishes.
Office: Andrews Hall 426
Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/~jeff/}}

Smith, Juliette L.
Assistant Professor
Email: [[jlsmith]]
Phone: (804) 684-7289
Office: Andrews Hall 429
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Interests: Ecotoxicology of harmful algal blooms.

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Smith, Jr., Walker O.
Professor
Email: [[wos]]
Phone: (804) 684-7709
Office: Maury Hall 201
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Phytoplankton growth/photosynthetic material in surface layer of oceans.

Snyder, Richard A.
Professor; Director, Eastern Shore Laboratory
Email: [[rsnyder]]
Phone: (757) 787-5834
Office: 40 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague
Department: Biological Sciences; Eastern Shore Laboratory

Song, Bongkeun
Associate Professor
Email: [[songb]]
Phone: (804) 684-7411
Office: Andrews Hall 339
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Microbiome ecology and biogeochemistry

Steinberg, Deborah K.
CSX Professor; Dept. Chair, Biological Sciences
Email: [[debbies]]
Phone: (804) 684-7838
Office: Andrews Hall 328
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Zooplankton ecology; coastal and deep sea food webs/marine "snow."

Unger, Michael A.
Professor
Email: [[munger]]
Phone: (804) 684-7187
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S307, S316
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/research/departments/eaah/programs/envchem/index.php,Environmental Chemistry}}

Wolfgang K. Vogelbein

Vogelbein, Wolfgang K.
Professor
Email: [[wolf]]
Phone: (804) 684-7261
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N107
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/research/departments/eaah/programs/histopath/index.php,Histopathology}}

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Wang, Harry V.
Professor
Email: [[wang]]
Phone: (804) 684-7215
Office: Andrews Hall 239
Department: Physical Sciences
Interests: 3-D numerical modeling, hydrodynamics of estuaries; physical oceanography.

Wargo, Andrew
Associate Professor; Postdoctoral Program Coordinator
Email: [[arwargo]]
Phone: (804) 684-7311
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N212
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/arwargo,Evolutionary and Ecological Medicine}}

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Wells, John T.
Dean & Director
Email: [[wells]]
Phone: (804) 684-7103
Office: Watermen's Hall 230
Unit: Dean/Director's Office
Interests: Dynamics of fine-grained sediments; estuarine and deltaic sedimentation; beach and shelf processes.

Weng, Kevin
Associate Professor
Email: [[kevinweng]]
Phone: (804) 684-7372
Office: Nunnally Hall 131
Department: Fisheries Science

Zhang, Y. Joseph
Research Professor
Email: [[yjzhang]]
Phone: (804) 684-7466
Office: Davis Hall 224
Department: Center for Coastal Resources Management
Program: Watershed