M.S., Tropical Terrestrial Ecology
Director of Science Education, Brown University
Daniel Bisaccio has been offering his Tropical Terrestrial Ecology course to Three Seas students since 1990. Dan’s state-side duties include Directing the Science Education Program at Brown University, where he also lectures in Education. He is also the project director of HabitatNet, and has established Smithsonian Institution Man-and-Biosphere Field sites in Jamaica, Mexico and Thailand. Dan has been instrumental in facilitating careers in secondary school education for numerous Three Seas alumni.
Ocean & Coastal Processes
Professor, Northeastern University
As a graduate student at Northeastern University from 1989-91, Brian took coursework in, and served as TA for, a variety of courses at each of the program’s locales. He returned to the program as a part-time instructor in 2003, and to Northeastern University full-time in 2013. He now teaches in the Ocean & Coastal Processes course in Panama.
Coral Reef Ecology
Assistant Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University
Josh Idjadi is a former Three Seas student (EW XIV) who has since served the program in a variety of roles, most notably, as the site coordinator for the tropical portion of the program when it was located in Jamaica, then French Polynesia. Since earning his PhD in 2007 Josh has served as an instructor in the Coral Reef Ecology class. He will be taking a year off in 2013, but we expect him to return in 2014.
Ocean & Coastal Processes
Associate Professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
As a graduate student at Northeastern University from 1990-92, Jim took coursework in, and served as TA for, a variety of courses at each of the program’s locales. Since 1998 he has taught several courses in the program, and is now an instructor for the Ocean and Coastal Processes course in Panama. Numerous alumni of the Three Seas Program have assisted Jim with his ongoing research in the Florida Keys and French Polynesia.
M.S., Coral Reef Ecology
Director of Marine & Coastal Programs, Dial Cordy and Associates, Inc.
Bill’s tenure with the Three Seas Program dates back to 1988. Although he currently serves as the Director of Marine & Coastal Programs at Dial Cordy and Associates, Bill still maintains active research in the Florida Keys and Belize. He brings a geological perspective to the ecology of coral reefs in his section of the Coral Reef Ecology course.
Biology & Ecology of Fishes
Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Jameal joined us in 2013 to co-teach the Biology & Ecology of Fishes course. When not teaching in our program, Jameal is based at the Conservation Biology division of NOAA Fisheries Service in Seattle, Washington.
Biology of Fishes
Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
Adrian’s association with the Three Seas Program began in 2007 when he served as the Teaching Assistant for the Biology & Ecology of Fishes class, while conducting dissertation research at our former tropical site in Moorea, French Polynesia. Now a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Adrian will join us at our Caribbean location this winter as instructor.
Biology of Corals
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Steve Vollmer is a Three Seas alumni who returned to Northeastern University after completing his doctoral research. He has been teaching the Biology of Corals class in Panama since our move there in 2010, which he was instrumental in orchestrating. He maintains an active, NSF-funded research program at the STRI lab in Bocas del Toro. Two of his doctoral students whom were recruited from the Marine Biology PSM program offered in conjunction with the Three Seas Program, also conduct their dissertation research at STRI while serving as TAs in the program.