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Current Position: Professor of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University Of North Carolina at Wilmington (Aug
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics, North Carolina State University (NCSU), 1961; M.S. Physics and Nuclear
                     Engineering, NCSU, 1957; B.A. Physics. Elon College, 1954 
Previous Positions: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina at
                                     Wilmington, (92-99);
                                 Professor of Physics and Physical Oceanography, UNCW (92-present)
                                 Deputy Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Associate Vice Chancellor for Marine
                                 Sciences, University of California, San Diego (1987-1992)
                                 Director and Technical Director, Office of Naval Research (1982-1987)
                                 Associate Director of Energy Research, U.S. Department of Energy (1979-1982)
                                 Director, Nuclear Division, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, U.S. State Department
                                 Professor of Physics, North Carolina State University (1961-1977) 
Representative Professional Activities: National Research Council, Marine Board Committee on Assessment of Benefit
                                                                  of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works R&D Program, 1996-97; 
                                                                  National Research Council, Marine Board Committee on Coastal Engineering
                                                                  Research and Education, 1997-98; Member Scientific Advisory Board, Strategic
                                                                  Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), 1992-97, Chair
                                                                  1994-96; Member Board of Governors, Consortium for Oceanographic
                                                                  Research and Education (CORE); Member, University of North Carolina Marine
                                                                  Sciences Advisory Board, 1992-present; Member Executive Committee,
                                                                  International Ocean Drilling Program 1988-92
Representative Awards: Atomic Energy Commission Fellow, 1959 
                                         NSF Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1966-67 
                                         Distinguished Alumni, Elon College, 1979 
                                         Presidential Rank Government Executive, 1985 
                                         Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1987 
Other Professional Activities: Author of numerous professional research papers, reports and successful grants.
                                                  Co-PI on current $648,000 educational grant on Human Health and the
                                                       Ocean (1999-2001).
                                                  PI on $925,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                                                       (NOAA), August 2001. 
                                                  A leader and major player in the establishment (Nov 1999) of a consortium between the
                                                       National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the U. S. Department of the
                                                       Interior, and four universities (Rutgers, South Carolina, Virgin Islands and UNC at
                                                       Wilmington) whose main purpose is to build a marine science research and education
                                                       facility on Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to monitor, study and preserve coral
                                                       reefs in and around the Caribbean Region.