Bock Memorial Lecture Series
The Bock Memorial Lecture Series was established at the United States Naval Academy in March 1993 in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Arthur E. Bock. Professor Bock was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on September 30, 1916. He was a graduate of Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Later he received a Master’s degree in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he was a faculty member from 1940-1944.
Professor Bock served as a naval officer from 1944-1946, during which time he was an engineering instructor at the Naval Academy. He became a civilian faculty member in the Academy’s Marine Engineering Department in 1946, eventually attaining the rank of full professor. While at the Academy, Professor Bock served as chairman of the Naval Engineering Department, as a senior professor of engineering, and was a member of many boards and committees.
A leading authority in the field of marine engineering, Professor Bock was coauthor of the book, Elements of Applied Thermodynamics, which has five editions and was used by midshipmen for more than 40 years. For his contribution to the Academy, he was named Professor Emeritus by the Secretary of the Navy upon his retirement in 1981. Professor Bock passed away on February 25, 1989.
The purpose of this series is to support and enhance academic excellence in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering by inviting world-renowned personalities who have made substantial contributions to the disciplines.
The Bock Memorial Lecture Series is funded by the Arthur Bock Endowment established in September 1991 from a gift by the estate of the late Professor Arthur Bock. Funds generated from this endowment are intended to support and enhance academic excellence in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
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Previous Bock Lecturers:
|2022||CAPT Patrick J. Keenan, USN (Ret.)President, Phoenix International Holdings||TBD|
|2021||Mr. Derek NovakABS Chief Engineer||CAPT Jay Young, USNSUPSALV, NAVSEA|
|2020||-||Dr. James A. MorrisNOAA Marine Ecologist|
|2019||Dr. Piet DirckeARCADIS Global Leader for Water Management||Dr. John HolmesPrincipal for Underwater Electromagnetic Signatures & Technology at NSWC|
|2018||Dr. Todd BridgesUSACE, Lead Engineering with Nature||RADM Nevin Carr, USN (Ret.)Vice President, Leidos. Former Chief of Naval Research|
|2017||Mr. Barton SeaverChef & Leading Expert on Sustainable Seafood||Mrs. Debbie PowellSenior Director, Power Generation Operations, PG&E|
|2016||Mr. John EnglanderFounder, Rising Seas Group||RADM Brian Antonio, USNProgram Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers|
|2015||Mr. Jack J. BuonoCEO Seariver Maritime, Inc., An ExxonMobil Affiliate||Mr. Jack SpringerCEO Malibu Boats & Axis Wake Research|
|2014||Brig. Gen. Kent D. SavreCG, USACE North Atlantic||Dr. Clark 'Corky' GrahamCEO LET'S GO Boy's & Girls|
|2013||Mr. William LevisPresident and COO, PSEG Power||Mr. R. Keith MichelPresident, Webb Institute|
|2012||Mr. Mark D. GordonOdyssey Marine Exploration||RADM Matthew Klunder, USN|
|2011||Dr. Robert G. DeanEmeritus Professor of Coastal and Oceanographic EngineeringUniversity of Florida||CAPT David A. Roberts, USNCO, Submarine School|
|2010||RDML David C. Johnson, USN||Dr. William H. MooreAmerican Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association|
|2009||Dr. Sylvia EarleNational Geographic Society||Mr. David W. JourdanPresident, Nauticos|
|2008||CAPT James R. Wilkins, III, USN (Ret.)||Mr. Mike PettersNorthrop Grumman Shipbuilding|
|2007||Mr. Gordon SterlingShell Oil Company||ADM Robert E. Kramek, USCG (Ret.)|
|2006||Dr. John SpencerNational Transportation Safety Board||Mr. Howard FiremanNAVSEA|
|2005||Mr. William W. Rogalski, Jr.Northrop Grumman Ship Systems||Dr. Larry MayerUniversity of New Hampshire|
|2004||RADM Malcolm MacKinnon III, USN (Ret.)|
|2003||Dr. Henry PetroskiDuke University|
|2002||RADM John Mooney, Jr., USN (Ret.)||Dr. Joseph MacInnisUndersea Research, LTD.|
|2001||Professor Robert BeaUniversity of California, Berkeley|
|2000||Dr. Dana R. YoergerWoods Hole Oceanographic Institute||Mr. Clay OliverTeam New Zealand’s America’s Cup|
|1999||Mr. Orville T. MagoonCoastal Zone Foundation||Dr. Jacque B. HadlerWebb Institute|
|1998||Mr. Ben GerwickBen C. Gerwick, Inc.||Mr. Orrin PilkeyDuke University|
|1997||Dr. William B. MorganDavid Taylor Research Center||Dr. Donald BlountDonald L. Blount & Associates, Inc.|
|1996||Mr. William Garzke, Jr.Gibbs & Cox, Inc.||CAPT Raymond S. McCord, USN|
|1995||CAPT Harry A. Jackson, USN (Ret.)||ADM James D. Watkins, USN (Ret.)|
|1994||Dr. Donald WalshInternational Maritime Incorporated|