Department of Marine Sciences

The Department of Marine Sciences (http://www.tamug.edu/mars/) provides high quality undergraduate and graduate education and research in the physical sciences related to the coastal and marine environment as well as in management and policy decision-making for the utilization and preservation of marine resources. The department is located at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources.

At the graduate level, the Department of Marine Sciences offers the Master of Marine Resources Management (MARM) degree for both research (thesis) and professional (non-thesis) track students. We also have a 3+2 Program in which the student can achieve the B.S. OCRE (Ocean and Coastal Resources) with the MARM degree in 5 years. The MARM degree provides students with a broad understanding of coastal and ocean policy and management. This degree program views marine natural resources management and policy development from both an ecological and policy perspective. The demand for graduates from this program in industry, government, academia and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) has never been stronger. The Masters tab above provides details of the program overview and requirements.

Our faculty members who have joint or graduate faculty appointments with other departments and programs at TAMU/TAMUG advise graduate students in diverse M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees on our campus such as the Interdisciplinary Program in Marine Biology (MARB IDP) and programs in conjunction with TAMU’s Departments such as Oceanography (OCNG), Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning (LAUP), and Geography (GEOG). The departmental website (http://www.tamug.edu/mars/faculty/index.html) provides more information of our faculty’s fields of expertise and appointments with other departments and programs.

Alexander, Steve K, Lecturer
Marine Science
PHD, Louisiana State University, 1976

Amon, Rainer, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Anis, Ayal, Associate Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Oregon State University, 1993

Bodson, Bruce R, Lecturer
Marine Science
JD, South Texas College of Law, 1993

Boulahouache, Chaouki, Instructional Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Syracuse University, 2002

Brody, Samuel D, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of North Carolina, 2002

Davlasheridze, Meri, Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Pennsylvania State University, 2013

Dellapenna, Timothy M, Associate Professor
Marine Science
PHD, The College of William & Mary, 1999

Galan, Jhenny F, Instructional Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Connecticut, 2006

Highfield, Wesley E, Associate Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2008

Jones, Glenn A, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Columbia University, 1983

Kaiser, Karl, Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of South Carolina, 2009

Klein, Douglas J, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Texas, 1969

Letko, Olbelina A, Instructional Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Louchouarn, Patrick, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, 1997

Merrell Jr, William J, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1971

Mohler, Robert R, Senior Lecturer
Marine Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1994

Moser, Melanie J, Instructional Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Houston, 1977

Nair, Radhika P, Instructional Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Nevada, 2009

Park, Kyeong, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, College of William and Mary, 1993

Rantschler, James O, Instructional Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, University of Alabama, 2003

Retchless, David P, Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Ross-Wootton, Ashley D, Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010

Santschi, Peter H, Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Universitat Bern, 1975

Van Hengstum, Peter J, Assistant Professor
Marine Science
PHD, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2011