The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is led by the Executive Committee and the External Advisory Board. Additional committees exist to help manage SMSOE's many moving parts: the Education Committee, the Facilities Committee, the Outreach Committee, and the Research Committee. Learn more about our leadership below.
David Kennedy, Chair
Holly Bamford, Chief Conservation Officer, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Steve Boucher, CEO/Chairman, AIRMAR Technology Corporation
David Dunfee, President/Chief Executive Office (retired), Teledyne D.G. O'Brien, Inc.
Robert Gagosian, President and COE (retired), Consortium of Ocean Leadership
John Haines, Program Coordinator, Coastal amd Marine Programs, U.S. Geological Survey
Brendan Kelly, Executive Director, Study of Environmental Arctic Change and Research Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Robert LaBelle, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Gerold Wefer, Director, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen
The overall mission of the Education and Curriculum Committee is to oversee the evolution of formal graduate education aligned with the research programs of the School, with a primary focus on the three graduate programs that are affiliated with the school: Marine Biology, Ocean Engineering and Oceanography.
The Education Committee's goals are as follows:
- Foster integrated marine science and ocean engineering education on campus.
- Support the graduate programs related to marine science and ocean engineering.
- Enhance teaching collaboration among faculty across the broad spectrum of marine-related disciplines including the social sciences and humanities.
The members of this committee are listed below:
- inform research priorities and to expand research opportunities;
- make connections and build capacities for engaged research at UNH;
- educate the public; and
- transfer knowledge and information to society.