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Oceanography Department

Department Administration

Chair: 
CAPT Emil T. Petruncio, USN
 petrunci@usna.edu,  (410) 293-6552

Associate Chair: 
CDR William Swick, USN
swick@usna.edu,  (410) 293-6551

Administrative Assistant: 
Mrs. Cynthia Ervin
cervin@usna.edu,  (410) 293-6550

Mailing Address:
Oceanography Department
572C Holloway Road
Chauvenet Room 200
Annapolis, MD 21402-1363


Faculty and Staff Directory

Note: Listed alphabetically by last name.




  • Cooper, Michael

    Commander, USN Master Instructor M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
    Research Interests
    Severe Weather

  • Davies, Alexander

    Instructor of Practical Applications Environmental Data Manager M.S., University of Delaware
    Research Interests
    Air-sea interactions, MJO, mesoscale physical-biological processes, and rotating tank experiments


  • Gallaher, Shawn

    Commander, USN Assistant Professor, PMP Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School
    Research Interests
    Upper ocean stratification and dynamics, Arctic oceanography




  • Keppel, Andrew

    Instructor of Practical Applications Laboratory Manager M.S., University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    Research Interests
    Hypoxia, Acidification, Diel-cycling, Estuarine Ecology


  • Muller, Andrew

    Associate Professor Ph.D., Old Dominion University
    Research Interests
    Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Estuarine Biogeochemical Processes

  • Petruncio, Emil

    Captain, USN Chair, Oceanography Department Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School
    Research Interests
    Ocean Tides, Internal Waves,Satellite Remote Sensing of Ocean Fronts

  • Rodriguez, Luis

    Physical Science Technician B.S., Florida Atlantic University
    Research Interests
    Ocean Engineering, Wave Energy Conversion, Autonomous Vehicles




  • Swick, William

    Commander, USN Associate Chair, Oceanography Department Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School
    Research Interests
    Remote Sensing, Numerical Modeling


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