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 and benthic processes of estuarine and coastal ecosystems.
  • Mark Luckenbach, Associate Dean of Research and Advisory Services, Biological Sciences. Ecology and restoration of shallow-water marine habitats.

Allen, Jr., Standish K.
Professor/Director, Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center
Email: [[ska]]
Phone: (804) 684-7710
Interests: Shellfish genetics, oysters, aquaculture
Department: Fisheries Science

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

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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


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

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


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

Fabrizio, Mary C.
Professor of Marine Science, Fisheries Department Chair
Email: [[v|mfabrizio]]
Phone: (804) 684-7308
Office: Nunnally Hall 135
Department: Fisheries Science


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

Friedrichs, Marjorie A.M.
Research Associate Professor of Marine Science
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 337

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

Graves, John E.
Chancellor Professor of Marine Science
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

Robert C. Hale

Hale, Robert C.
Professor of Marine Science
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

Courtney Harris

Harris, Courtney K.
Professor of Marine Science
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

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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


Hein, Christopher
Assistant Professor
Email: [[hein]]
Phone: (804) 684-7533
Office: Andrews Hall 237
Department: Physical Sciences


Hershner, Jr., Carlton H.
Director, CCRM; Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[v|carl]]
Phone: (804) 684-7387
Office: Davis Hall 223
Department: Biological Sciences

Hicks , Robert L.
Joint appointment W&M Economics
Email: [[w|rob.hicks]]
Phone: (757) 221-3707
Office: William and Mary - Tyler Hall 252
Departments: William & Mary - Economics, VIMS - Fisheries

Eric J. Hilton

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

John M. Hoenig

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

Johnson, David
Assistant Professor
Email: [[dsjohnson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7513 (email is best)
Office: Andrews Hall 336
Department: Biological Sciences

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

Steven A. Kuehl

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

Robert J. Latour

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


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

Mark W. Luckenbach

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

Mann, Roger L.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[rmann]]
Phone: (804) 684-7360
Office: Andrews Hall 425
Department: Fisheries Science

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

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Orth, Robert J.
Professor of Marine Science
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.

Reay, William G.
CBNERR Director; Research Associate Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[wreay]]
Phone: (804) 684-7119
Office: Wilson House 103
Department: Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia; Physical Science


Reece, Kimberly S.
Department Chair, Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[v|kreece,Contact Dr. Kimberly Reece]]
Phone: (804) 684-7407
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S110
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Rivest, Emily
Assistant Professor
Email: [[ebrivest]]
Phone: (804) 684-7942
Office: Andrews Hall 340
Department: Biological Sciences

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


Schaffner, Linda C.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[linda]]
Phone (Associate Dean): (804) 684-7105
Phone (Research Office): (804) 684-7366
Office: Watermen's Hall 251 (Associate Dean), Andrews Hall 114 (Research)


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

Rochelle Seitz

Seitz, Rochelle D.
Research Professor
Email: [[seitz]]
Phone: (804) 684-7698
Office: Andrews Hall 331
Department: Biological Sciences

Jian Shen

Shen, Jian
Research Associate Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[shen]]
Phone: (804) 684-7359
Office: Andrews Hall 231
Department: Physical Sciences

Jeffery D. Shields

Shields, Jeffrey D.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[jeff]]
Phone: (804) 684-7128
Interests: Parasite and microbial diseases invertebrates and fishes.
Office: Andrews Hall 426

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

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Smith, Jr., Walker O.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[wos]]
Phone: (804) 684-7709
Office: Maury Hall 201
Department: Biological Sciences

Snyder, Richard A.
Director of 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

Steinberg, Deborah K.
CSX Professor of Marine Science, Department Chair
Email: [[debbies]]
Phone: (804) 684-7838
Office: Andrews Hall 328
Department: Biological Sciences

Unger, Michael A.
Associate Professor
Email: [[munger]]
Phone: (804) 684-7187
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S307, S316
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Wolfgang K. Vogelbein

Vogelbein, Wolfgang K.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[wolf]]
Phone: (804) 684-7261
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N107
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

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Wang, Harry V.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[wang]]
Phone: (804) 684-7215
Office: Andrews Hall 239
Department: Physical Sciences

Wargo, Andrew
Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Program Coordinator
Email: [[arwargo]]
Phone: (804) 684-7311
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N212
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences


Wells, John T.
Dean & Director
Email: [[wells]]
Phone: (804) 684-7103
Office: Watermen's Hall 230
Department: Dean/Director's Office

Weng, Kevin
Assistant 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