Department of Maritime Transportation

This program combines studies in the humanities and sciences with instruction and training in maritime disciplines to provide the Texas A&M Maritime Academy License Option Cadet with a broad-based education. The student who successfully completes the license program will be qualified to sit for the U.S. Coast Guard license examination as a Third Mate of any gross tonnage upon oceans, steam, or motor vessels and issuance of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) credentials. Cadets are also provided with solid fundamentals in business topics related to the maritime industry, ashore and afloat. Cadets who enroll in and apply to graduate in Marine Transportation must successfully complete the license examination for Third Mate in order to graduate from Texas A&M University.

Courses earning USCG or STCW qualifications, sea-time remission or STCW competency certification require a minimum grade of C (70%). In addition, all STCW proficiencies must be satisfactorily completed with a grade of 70% or better (See applicable course outlines available through the department).

Allen, Jonathon, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 2014

Barrows, Timothy, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2017

Coonrod, James W, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University, 1967

Faris, Joseph Basam, Assistant Professor Of The Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2011

GRIFFITTS, JOSHUA, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University, 2017

HOWELL, GEORGE, Visiting Assistant Professor
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University, 2004

Kieffer, Kristi, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2012

Nelick, Timothy F, Visiting Assistant Professor
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1987

Peterlin, John, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1976

Roth, Augusta D, Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
DBA, Walden University, 2018

Thigpen, Christopher, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2015

Vechan, Ryan J, Associate Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
JD, University of Houston, 2014

Weaver, Stephen, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Maritime Transportation
BS, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 2017