Dr. John T. Wells serves as the Dean of the William & Mary School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He also serves as the Director of VIMS.
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, Advancement, and Operations.
VIMS has approximately 500 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.