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ARCTIC OCEAN RESEARCH AND SUPPORTING FACILITIES: NATIONAL NEEDS AND GOALS APPENDIX B Biographies of Committee Members Paul Stoffa chaired the Committee on the Arctic Research Vessel. He earned a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Columbia University in 1974. Dr. Stoffa has been a professor at the University of Texas since 1983 and is a Carlton Centennial Professor and Director of the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Stoffa has been a member of the Ocean Studies Board since 1992. His research interests include marine geology and geophysics, applied seismology, and nonlinear optimization methods. Gerald Cann is a 1953 graduate of New York University and served two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He is currently a consultant to both industry and the university community. His most recent previous assignment was as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition). Mr. Cann has over 40 years of experience in senior management, including more than 20 years in industry and 20 years in the government specializing in technology application, system development, and acquisition from both an industry and government viewpoint. Mr. Cann has extensive experience in program development, program execution, and reorganization of major business units. He has served on numerous government committees and study panels and currently serves on the NRC Ocean Studies Board. David DeMaster earned his Ph.D. in oceanography from Yale University in 1979. He is a chemical oceanographer at North Carolina State University with
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ARCTIC OCEAN RESEARCH AND SUPPORTING FACILITIES: NATIONAL NEEDS AND GOALS research interests in biogeography and radiochemistry. He has extensive polar research and shipboard sampling experience. Richard Goody is retired but was most recently the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in atmospheric physics at University of Cambridge. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Goody's research lies in the areas of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere of Earth and other planets, and infrared spectroscopy. Jacqueline Grebmeier holds degrees from the University of California, Davis; Stanford University; University of Washington; and the University of Alaska. She is currently an associate professor at the Graduate School for Ecology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Grebmeier has extensive experience in the Bering Sea, as well as on Russian Arctic cruises. Her research focus is on benthic carbon cycling, benthic/pelagic coupling, and sediment biogeochemistry. Dr. Grebmeier recently served on the NRC Committee on the Bering Sea Ecosystem. Teh-Lung (Richard) Ku was educated at Taiwan University and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was previously a research professor at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and is currently a professor of geological science at the University of Southern California. His expertise is in isotope geochemistry, geochronology, and hydrogeochemistry. Dr. Ku has been a Guggenheim fellow and a Fulbright senior scholar and has served on the NRC Committee on Geochronology and Chronostratigraphy. Marcus Langseth is the Senior Research Associate of Geophysics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. He earned his Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University. Dr. Langseth's research concentrations are in terrestrial and lunar heat flow, oceanographic instrumentation, and submarine geology. Richard Moritz is an oceanographer at the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington. He is an expert on sea ice dynamics. He earned a Ph.D. in meteorology and oceanography from Yale University in 1988. Dr. Moritz's research interests focus on surface heat budgets, ice dynamics, and ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions in the Arctic. John Morrison is an associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Dr. Morrison earned a Ph.D. in oceanography from Texas A&M University. He received the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States from Congress in 1983. Dr. Morrison was a visiting scientist/lecturer for the Cooperative Institute
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ARCTIC OCEAN RESEARCH AND SUPPORTING FACILITIES: NATIONAL NEEDS AND GOALS for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, Florida, in 1987. Dr. Morrison also received a Navy Summer Faculty Fellowship at the Naval Warfare Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania. In addition to numerous positions with Texas A&M University, he served as program director for a variety of National Science Foundation oceanographic activities. John Orcutt is a professor of geophysics and a research geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He earned his Ph.D. in earth science from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Orcutt chaired the Ocean Studies Board Navy Committee. His primary research interests are in the interaction of acoustic and seismic waves at the seafloor, the computation of synthetic seismograms and their use in inverse problems, and ocean bottom seismology. Lynda Shapiro is the director of the Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Oregon. She earned a Ph.D. from Duke University. Dr. Shapiro serves as a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council. Her research interests are focused in the area of biological oceanography. Donald Walsh earned a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Texas A&M University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1974 in submarines and various research and development assignments. In 1959 he became U.S. Deep Submersible Pilot #1 while in command of the Bathyscaphe Trieste. Since 1983 he has been president of International Maritime Inc., a marine consulting practice. Dr. Walsh chaired the NRC Marine Board study on NOAA fleet modernization. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and a past member of the NRC's Marine Board.
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