CEOE People

Robinson Hall
The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) administrative home is Robinson Hall, located on UD's main campus in Newark, DE.

Our facilities offer state-of-the-art research laboratories, offices and modern classrooms supporting programs in Earth Sciences, Geography and Spatial Sciences, and the School of Marine Science and Policy. The Georgian period building is at the heart of campus on the Green also known as the mall a popular spot where you will enjoy studying and relaxing in between classes.


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Fabrice Veron

Interim Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

Katharina Billups

Deputy Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

Keeley Powell

Senior Assistant Dean, Student Services

Mark Dobbins

Business Officer

Paul Dumigan

Director, College Computing Operations

Kelli Kerbawy

Assistant Dean for Graduate Services

Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven

Director, Environmental Public Education (Communications)

Academic Unit Leaders

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John A. Madsen

Interim Chair, Department of Earth Sciences
Saleem Ali

Saleem Ali

Department Chair, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment
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Mark A. Moline

Director, School of Marine Science and Policy

Our faculty and graduate students are listed on their respective academic departments.

Affiliated Program Leaders

Joanna York

Director, Delaware Sea Grant College Program

David Wunsch

Director, Delaware Geological Survey

CEOE Staff

Name Title Email Phone
Janice Brown Administrative Assistant III 302-831-8062
Christina Moran Assistant to the Dean 302-831-2841
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William Parnella Supervisor, Building Services 302-831-3156
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Lucille Angeline Sponsored Programs Coordinator 302-645-4279
Amanda Burns Financial Coordinator 302-831-4665
Roseann Caraway Sr Sponsored Programs Coordinator 302-645-4016
Mary Carr Sponsored Programs Coordinator 302-831-2599
Heather Gordon Sr. Grants Analyst N/A
Lori Hans Financial Analyst I,
Delaware Sea Grant Finance Officer 302-831-8283
Margaret Jarrell Sponsored Programs Coordinator 302-831-8182
Kyungae Kim Financial Analyst II 302-831-2031
Lisa Ridenour Manager, Grant Administration 302-831-4100
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Timothy Brown Computing Support Specialist I 302-831-1139
Matthew Shatley Database Administrator II 302-831-4697
Fernanda Velasquez Web, Database and Applications Programmer 302-645-4274
Carl Wright Computing Support Specialist I 302-645-4030
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Christopher Petrone MAS Extension Director 302-645-4308
David Christopher Marine Education 302-645-4193
Kate Fleming Coastal Ecologist 302-645-4297
Edward Hale Fisheries, Seafood and Aquaculture 302-645-4060
Ed Lewandowski Sustainable Coastal Communities 302-645-4253
Dennis McIntosh Aquaculture, Delaware State University Faculty 302-857-6456
Danielle Swallow Coastal Hazards 302-645-4258
Edward Whereat Water Quality 302-645-4252
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Tamara Beeson Art Director 302-831-0525
Kevin Liedel Digital Communications Specialist 302-831-1747
Adam Thomas Communications Specialist II 302-831-6427

Delaware Sea Grant College Program

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Christian Hauser Associate Director 302-831-8087

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

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Patricia Miloslavich Executive Director 302-831-7011

Special Initiative on Offshore Wind

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Kris Ohleth Executive Director   201-850-3690
Stephanie McClellan Limited Term Researcher 302-831-2841

Join our team

With a research focus and a global reach, CEOE is the place for personal and professional growth.

The Grants Analyst manages the pre-award and post-award administration for contracts and grants as part of a team managing the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment research expenditures of approximately $50M. Click here to learn more

The principal emphasis of the Third Engineer position is the operation and basic maintenance of engineering machinery and equipment. The Third Engineer also operates deck equipment to deploy and recover research equipment over the side of the ship. Click here to learn more

The University of Delaware seeks an inspirational and visionary leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. The Chair will be appointed at the senior associate or full professor level with a renewable five-year term. Learn more here

The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) seeks to hire a coastal geologist with research interests in geological processes occurring within tidal wetlands, beaches, barrier islands, estuaries, and shallow marine environments.  Additional areas of interest include coastal resiliency, geohazards, geospatial and deep learning analytics. SMSP offers graduate programs in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science & Engineering and an undergraduate major in Marine Science. SMSP is situated on the main campus in Newark and the coastal campus in Lewes, which together offer convenient access to a variety of coastal and estuarine environments in the Mid-Atlantic region. Click here to learn more

The Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor within the broad domain of human geography and specializing in social dimensions of climate change, beginning September 2022. We seek a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader in the area of the social dimensions of climate change including climate justice. This position is critically important for our curriculum within geography and beyond with the context of growing sustainability expertise across campus. The ideal candidate will also support teaching needed in new programs such as the Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC) Minor, the Peace and Justice Studies Minor, and will grow existing affiliations with the Environmental Humanities undergraduate and proposed graduate program. A strong candidate will have disciplinary overlap in the areas of political ecology, urban geography, and political geography. However, applicants with expertise in any appropriate social science / humanities discipline that connects with human geography are invited to apply. Learn more and apply.


The Center for Research in Wind (CReW) at the University of Delaware (UD) is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher with expertise in WRF simulations of wind farm wakes. This position is for up to one year, based on mutual interest and satisfactory performance. The Postdoc will work directly with Dr. Cristina Archer. The successful candidate will focus on simulations of the interactions between air flow and wind turbines. The project involves the use and further development of a wind farm parameterization for the WRF model. The position is available immediately, as early as September 1, 2021. Learn more and apply.