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Environmental Science and Studies

Douglas Levin

Deputy Director, Center for Environment & Society

Education

B.S. Marine Biology, 1978; Fairleigh Dickinson University

M.A. Geology, 1981; Boston University

Ph.D. Marine Science/Geology, 1990, Louisiana State University

Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award; Liberal Arts

Community Service Award

Advisor of the Year

Distinguished Alumni Award

Lynton Award for Academic Outreach

Professional Past

NOAA’s - U.S. IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) – Program Manager for Coastal Ocean Modeling Testbed Program.

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office – Habitat Specialist & Education Coordinator.

Bryant College (now University), Smithfield, RI – Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Science & Technology.

Over thirty years of hands-on experience with a spectrum of seafloor mapping systems, including AUVs, ROVs, navigation, side scan sonar, sub bottom profilers, single beam echosounders, multi beam, maggies, and a slew of water quality mapping systems and ADCPs.

Favorite Past Projects

My project experience spans mapping rivers in Zaire, oil seep detection off of Cartagena, SA, pipeline and cable route selections in the Gulf of Mexico, Aleutians, and the Med, shipwreck imaging in Thunder Bay, searching for evidence of NOAH’s deluge in the Black Sea, to mapping Ice Sheets in Iceland and Greenland w/ NASA from the air. In the summer of 2010 I advised BP and NOAA regarding strategic mapping of the benthic impacts of oil as a result of Deepwater Horizon (MC-252).

Favorite Activities

Fly Fishing for trout – anywhere (Montana??), Kayaking - anywhere, Model Trains (pre war Lionel and HO), Cooking , Running Boats (50 Ton USCG License), Developing STEM Education Programs (Aquabotz, BOBs, BABs), Hanging with Susan, Zoe, Fez, the kids, and grandkids (Charleston, SC), Teaching – K – Gray, Gardening and Stone Work (around the cabin), and learning.

Favorite Movies

The Princess Bride, Cool Hand Luke, The Man Who Would Be King

Favorite Book(s)

The Giving Tree (Silverstein), The Path Between the Seas (David McCullough), Two Years Before the Mast (Dana), Conquest of New Spain (Diaz).