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.


portrait of Fabrice Veron

Fabrice Veron

Interim 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

portrait of John Madsen

John A. Madsen

Chair, Department of Earth Sciences
Saleem Ali

Saleem Ali

Department Chair, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment

Katharina Billups

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
Valerie Yancy
Academic Advisor 302-831-8062
Name Title Email Phone
Janice Brown Academic Support Coordinator 302-831-8062
Ingrid Miller
Administrative Assistant
Christina Moran Assistant to the Dean 302-831-2841
Name Title Email Phone
William Parnella Supervisor, Building Services 302-831-3156
Name Title Email Phone
Amanda Burns Financial Coordinator 302-831-4665
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
Dana Keresty Grants Analyst II N/A
Kyungae Kim Financial Analyst II 302-831-2031
Lisa Ridenour Manager, Grant Administration 302-831-4100
Juanita (Nita) Richards Grants Analyst I N/A
Martie Sturtevant Grants Analyst 302-831-2599
Name Title Email Phone
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
Name Title Email Phone
Christopher Petrone MAS Extension Director 302-645-4308
David Christopher Marine Education 302-645-4193
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
Name Title Email Phone
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

Name Title Email Phone
Christian Hauser Associate Director 302-831-8087
Alyssa Campbell Fisheries & Aquaculture Laboratory Coordinator 609-661-9239
Emma Ruggiero Workforce Development Coordinator 215-863-1432

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

Name Title Email Phone
Patricia Miloslavich Executive Director 302-831-7011

Join our team

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

The Hugh R Sharp is a University-owned advanced technology floating laboratory which supports oceanographic research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and academic intuitions throughout the U.S. Under limited direction of the Chief Engineer, the Assistant Chief Engineer is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Mariner responsible for ensuring assigned engineering related systems aboard the ship are operating properly and performing routine and emergency repairs to keep the ship on mission projects. The Assistant Chief Engineer also operates deck equipment to deploy and recover research equipment over the side of the ship. Click here to learn more and apply

The Coastal Ecology Specialist reports to the Director of the Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service (MAS), the major outreach component of the University's Sea Grant College Program. Under limited direction, the MAS Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs focused on addressing marine issues and concerns of the state of Delaware, including marine debris, habitat protection/restoration, and water quality. Click here to learn more and apply.

The Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor faculty position (non-tenured, continuing-track with a clearly delineated path to promotion), with an anticipated start date of August 2023. Click here to learn more and apply.

The Urban Watershed Restoration Specialist reports to the Director of the Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service (MAS) and performs traditional extension specialist roles from field work to applied research, education, proposal writing, and budget management. Under limited direction, the MAS Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs focused on addressing issues and concerns relevant to Delaware's urban coastal communities including Wilmington and Dover. Click here to learn more and apply.

The University of Delaware (Newark, DE) invites applications for an instruction-focused faculty position in the Department of Earth Sciences. The successful candidate will teach lecture, laboratory, and/or field-based courses as assigned by the Department Chair (typically 2-3 undergraduate courses in the Fall and Spring semesters) and may elect to teach over Winter and Summer sessions on a supplemental contract. Click here to learn more and apply