Research contributions in: atmospheric sciences, physical oceanography, air-sea interaction, marine renewable energy, Earth’s climate system;

Research management and administration, including: strategic planning & tactical implementation, personnel & human resources, compliance & research integrity, budget analysis & formulation, program development, management & execution, technology transfer.

American Meteorological Society Certified Consulting Meteorologist #569 (now retired);

Technical and non-technical writing & editing (including popular fiction) and public speaking for all audiences.

Pre-retirement Employment History:

Florida Atlantic University (2005-2017 )

Professor Emeritus, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (2013-2017 )

Professor of Geosciences (tenured), Department of Geosciences, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (2005-2013)
Primary roles were mentoring junior faculty and advising chair on strategic planning and recruiting

Chief Scientist,Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, College of Engineering and Computer Science (2009-2013)
Coordinated and led R&D with Executive Director's overall program oversight; ensured prudent research compliance; developed new programmatic initiatives

Associate Vice President for Research, Division of Research (2005-2009)
With VP for Research, oversaw & administered, advocated for, developed FAU research portfolio

University of California (1997-2005)

Los Alamos National Laboratory (operated at that time by UC for the US Department of Energy)
Technical Staff Member [DOE "Q" Clearance] (1997-2005); Authorized Derivative Classifier (2002-2005)

Laboratory Directed Research and Development, Science and Technology Base Programs Office (2002-2005)
Participated in day-to-day management and strategic direction for the Laboratory’s ~$100M per year discretionary research activities.

Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division (1997-2002)
Served as primary line manager (“Group Leader”) for a group of some 50 individuals (including ~24 PhD scientists); responsible for managing according to UC and DOE policies and procedures

University of Colorado (1981-1997)

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Environmental Research Laboratories, with about 350 employees and an annual budget around $30M [as of 1997]
Fellow (1986-1997); Executive Associate Director (1993-1997); Associate Director, Educational and Scientific Programs (1991-1993); Associate Director, Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics (1985-1991) Research Associate (1981-1991) and Senior Research Associate (1991-1997)
Technical PI or Co-PI on ~$2M of research contracts and grants; Administrative Co-PI/PD on ~$178M of institutional awards

National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences (1979-1981): Resident Research Associate , in residence at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

University of Miami (1972-1979): Graduate Research Assistant at the Rosenstiel School

University of Illinois (1968-1972): Student Assistant at the UIUC Library


Ph.D., 1979, Graduate Program in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

B.S. (High Honors), 1972, Edmund J. James Scholar Program, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois; elected to Sigma Tau, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi (engineering honoraries)

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