and Symposium Organizers
Chu will chair the workshops. He is the Academic Dean of SEA and
is responsible for developing and administering all academic programs.
In his previous job, he served as Chair of the Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO)/Diversity Advisory Committee of the Northeast
Regional office of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
and served on the EEO Advisory Committee at NMFS headquarters as
well. He has facilities and/or chaired numerous multi-day meetings
or workshops concerning marine conservation issues.
Dr. Dwayne Williams will
work with Kevin Chu to organize the workshops and will implement
the recommendations of the workshop. He has just joined the Maritime
Studies faculty as SEA. He comes to us from Susquehanna University,
where he developed a program to ensure that African and African
American studies was a vital part of Susquehanna's core curriculum.
Dr. Ambrose Jearld will
participate in the workshop and will help SEA locate appropriate
workshop participants. Dr. Jearld has worked for two decades as
an oceanographer at the National Marine Fisheries Service. He has
been active in efforts to encourage minority students to enter the
ocean sciences and has extensive contracts among science faculty
in minority-serving institutions.
Dr. John Farrington will
participate in the workshop and will provide advice on other
persons to invite. He is the Dean of Education at the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institute and will lead a discussion during the workshops
on ways to help minority students taking the SEA program to continue
on to do graduate work in oceanography.
Mr. Ralph Richardson will represent SEA's Board of Trustees. Mr.
Richardson is a member of the SEA Corporation and is the Director
of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. He is currently
setting up a program in Bermuda that will put "at-risk"
children onto a sailing vessel to teach about the oceans and to
develop teamwork skills.