Appendix 3

Committee Biographies

Arthur R.M. Nowell is a professor and director of the School of Oceanography, University of Washington. He earned a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Nowell has been a member of the Ocean Studies Board since 1990. His research interests include biological sedimentary dynamics, geophysical boundary layers, sediment transport, and oceanic particulate dynamics. Dr. Nowell chaired the committee and attended both committee meetings.

John E. Flipse is presently a marine engineering consultant. His most recent academic position was as a professor of engineering and director of the Offshore Technology Research Center at Texas A&M University. He earned a master 's of mechanical engineering from New York University in 1948. Mr. Flipse spent a significant portion of his career (22 years) as a marine engineer in industry. He served as chair of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Flipse is a fellow of the Marine Technology Society and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He attended the March 17-19 committee meeting.

Mary Virginia Hinchcliff is presently the education coordinator for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Florida, where she coordinates the reserve's activities related to teaching high school students, high school teachers, and environmental professionals. She earned a bachelor 's degree in environmental education and marine sciences from Pennsylvania State University in 1980. Ms. Hinchcliff serves on the board of the Florida Marine Educators Association and is chairing a group working on a strategic plan for education for the



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A Review of the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program Appendix 3 Committee Biographies Arthur R.M. Nowell is a professor and director of the School of Oceanography, University of Washington. He earned a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Nowell has been a member of the Ocean Studies Board since 1990. His research interests include biological sedimentary dynamics, geophysical boundary layers, sediment transport, and oceanic particulate dynamics. Dr. Nowell chaired the committee and attended both committee meetings. John E. Flipse is presently a marine engineering consultant. His most recent academic position was as a professor of engineering and director of the Offshore Technology Research Center at Texas A&M University. He earned a master 's of mechanical engineering from New York University in 1948. Mr. Flipse spent a significant portion of his career (22 years) as a marine engineer in industry. He served as chair of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Flipse is a fellow of the Marine Technology Society and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He attended the March 17-19 committee meeting. Mary Virginia Hinchcliff is presently the education coordinator for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Florida, where she coordinates the reserve's activities related to teaching high school students, high school teachers, and environmental professionals. She earned a bachelor 's degree in environmental education and marine sciences from Pennsylvania State University in 1980. Ms. Hinchcliff serves on the board of the Florida Marine Educators Association and is chairing a group working on a strategic plan for education for the

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A Review of the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program National Estuarine Research Reserve system. She attended both committee meetings. John J. Manzi is presently the president and director of Atlantic LittleNeck ClamFarms (the world's largest molluscan aquaculture company) in South Carolina and is president of Aquaculture Technology Transfer, Inc. He also holds adjunct professor positions at Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. in oceanography from the College of William and Mary in 1974. Dr. Manzi has provided consulting advice for the culture of scallops, clams, oysters, shrimp, and prawn in the United States and abroad. His research interests have concentrated in the area of clam genetics. Dr. Manzi attended both committee meetings. Michael Orbach became a professor at Duke University in 1993, before which he was a professor of anthropology at East Carolina University. He earned his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California at San Diego in 1975. Dr. Orbach serves as chair of the Marine Affairs Council of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission. Dr. Orbach's research interests have focused on the cultural anthropology of marine fisheries and the use of anthropology in marine policy formation. He attended both committee meetings. Leonard Pietrafesa has been a professor of oceanography at North Carolina State University (NCSU) since 1981 and is presently the chair of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at NCSU. He earned a Ph.D. in geophysical fluid dynamics from the University of Washington in 1973. His research interests are in the areas of estuarine and continental shelf processes, ocean circulation, geophysical fluid dynamics, western boundary currents, abiotic influences on fish recruitment and nutrient dynamics, and satellite oceanography. Dr. Pietrafesa attended both committee meetings. Paul Stoffa is a Carlton Centennial Professor in Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a Ph.D. in geophysics from Columbia University in 1974. Dr. Stoffa became a member of the Ocean Studies Board in 1992. His research interests include marine geology and geophysics, applied seismology, and nonlinear optimization methods. Dr. Stoffa attended both committee meetings. Andrew R. Solow is presently an associate scientist at the Marine Policy Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He earned a Ph.D. in geostatistics from Stanford University in 1986. He has been a member of the Scientific Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the EPA Environmental Statistics Technical Advisory Committee, and the Scientific Steer

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A Review of the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program ing Group of the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone project. Dr. Solow's research interests are in the areas of environmental statistics, Bayesian decision theory, and use of scientific information in policy making. He attended the February 24-26 committee meeting. Karl K. Turekian is presently the Benjamin Silliman Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1955. Dr. Turekian was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1984. His present research interests include marine geochemistry and the geochemistry of trace elements, and their use to study geological and geophysical processes. Dr. Turekian did not attend either committee meeting, but received all background materials and reviewed the draft report.