Marine Science

Marine Science

Faculty

Gregg BrooksGregg R. Brooks
Professor of Marine Science
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Shannon GowansShannon Gowans
Assistant Professor of Marine Science & Biology
Ph.D., Dalhousie University

David HastingsDavid W. Hastings
Professor of Marine Science & Chemistry
Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Washington

Jeannine LessmannJeannine M. Lessmann
Assistant Professor of Marine Science & Biology
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Peter MeylanPeter A. Meylan
Professor of Biology & Marine Science
Ph.D., University of Florida

Koty SharpKoty Sharp
Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Sciences
Ph.D. Marine Biology, 2006, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Nancy SmithNancy F. Smith
Associate Professor of Marine Science & Biology
Chair, Natural Sciences Collegium
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

William SzelistowskiWilliam A. Szelistowski
Associate Professor of Marine Science & Biology
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Joel ThompsonJoel B. Thompson
Professor of Marine Science and Geosciences
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Laura WetzelLaura R. Wetzel
Professor of Marine Science and Geosciences
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Visiting Faculty

Bruce Barber
Visiting Professor of Marine Science

David Duncan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Marine Science

Support staff

David Bennett
Marine Science Superintendent

Bren Ross-Greene, MSLS
Marine Science Administrative Assistant Secretary

Student Research

Given the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and subtropical climate, the Tampa Bay region has a high concentration of marine research and academic institutions. Because of many local connections in the Tampa Bay area, a large number of opportunities are available to our students through government and private marine agencies and laboratories, public aquaria, marine conservation institutions, environmental consulting firms, and commercial aquaculture firms.

$1Mil Renovation Project

GMSL patio

The National Science Foundation awarded Eckerd College $870,720 to renovate research spaces within the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory during the summer of 2011. Eckerd contributions to the project bring the total renovation budget to over $1 million. Learn more.