Graduate School of Oceanography

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography is one of the world’s premier academic institutions of oceanography and ocean exploration. GSO’s research, education, and outreach activities advance our knowledge of the world’s ocean.


Dean’s Office

Bruce Corliss Dean
David Smith Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
James Patti Director of Administration
Malia Schwartz Assistant Director for Research
Ellen Anderson Managing Director of Development, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Oceanography

Key Administrators

David Palazzetti Director of Facilities and Operations
Thomas Glennon Director of Marine Operations
Robert Ballard Director, Center for Ocean Exploration
Dwight Coleman Director, Inner Space Center
Gail Scowcroft Associate Director, Inner Space Center
J.P. Walsh Director, Coastal Resources Center
Jane Miner Manager, Business Office
Dennis Nixon Director, Rhode Island Sea Grant
Alan Desbonnet Assistant Director, Rhode Island Sea Grant
Jon Alberts Executive Secretary, UNOLS
Annette DeSilva Deputy Executive Secretary, UNOLS
Judith Swift Director, Coastal Institute

Dean’s Advisory Committee

Peter Cornillon Representing Physical Oceanography Faculty
Rainer Lohmann Representing Chemical Oceanography Faculty
Candace Oviatt Representing Biological Oceanography Faculty
John King Representing Marine Geology and Geophysics Faculty
Lucie Maranda Representing Marine Research Scientists


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