Ana Arellano

Ana Arellano

Diversity Recruiter, Instructor, and Chemical Oceanographer
Education: PhD in Marine Science, Concentration: Chemical Oceanography, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
BS in Biology, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Office Phone: 727.553.3504
Email: aarellan@mail.usf.edu

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My main responsibility is to create transformational changes at CMS by recruiting underrepresented (URM) students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. I am part of the leadership team to the University of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM), a program funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. I catalyze an inclusive environment within CMS by providing workshops for personal development and implementing new student and postdoc organizations. Outside of CMS, I attend scientific conferences to recruit URM students, postdoc, and faculty. In addition to recruitment, I am the instructor for the following courses: Introduction to Oceanography, The Geologic History of Florida, and Coral Biology and Reef Ecology. In my spare time, I continue my research investigating the biogeochemical cycling of carbon in both marine and fresh water environments. I am specifically interested in the processes that influence biomarkers and optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • I enjoy making pottery and painting with oil
  • I practice AcroYoga
  • I love any water activity
  • I enjoy the beach
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Angela Lodge

Angela Lodge

Training & Recruitment Coordinator
Social Scientist
Ph.D., International Seminary, 2009
Office Phone: 727.553.3921
Email: alodge@usf.edu
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Areas of Interests

Human relations, youth development, teacher trainings, science and ocean education, ocean literacy.

Dr. Lodge has dedicated her professional career to improving the lives of others. Before joining USF College of Marine Science Dr. Lodge was a certified social worker and teacher for
Pinellas County Schools. She has held several social worker and other human relations positions that allowed her to relate with individuals from diverse racial and socio-cultural backgrounds.

She facilitates professional trainings geared towards helping individuals improve communication and interpersonal relation skills. She enjoys being able to work with teachers and graduate students to improve science learning for students.

As a member of the CMS Education and Outreach team Dr. Lodge combines her skills with the ocean scientists to bring a balanced holistic approach to the college. She coordinates and facilitates teacher trainings and field experiences for various education and community groups.

She implements and provides trainings that prepare the scientific team to communicate effectively with each other and with the teens that participate in the Oceanography Camp for Girls that she co-directs each summer. She combines her skills as a social scientist with the ocean scientists to make science learning fun and meaningful, in a way that truly sets her apart.

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Anita Thompson

Anita Thompson
Unit Research Administrator for the College of Marine Science
Office Phone: 727.553.3360
Email: athomp@usf.edu

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I am a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and have completed the required courses through USF TRAIN to be a Train Certified Research Administrator(TCRA), and have earned a BA from USFSP. I am experienced in all areas of Sponsored Research and assist faculty and staff in preparing documents for proposal submission to a variety of funding agencies, including, review of proposal submission guidelines, budget preparation, Internal Form completion, compliance approvals and obtaining final closeout documents when an award ends.

 Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • My dog, a beagle named Bailey, is a member of Therapy Dog, Inc. She assists in volunteer animal activities. These activities include visits to hospitals, schools and nursing homes.
  • Bicycle riding is my passion
  • Co-Author of the Crescent Heights Newsletter column entitled: Home of the Month
  • Member of NCURA – National Council of University Research Administrators

 

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Betty Rahn

Betty Rahn

Accounting
Office Phone: 727.553.1138
Email: brahn@usf.edu

 

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Brittany Sheehy

Brittany Sheehy

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Education: M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration: College Student Affairs , University of South Florida - Tampa
B.A in Journalism and Political Science, University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
Office Phone: 727.553.3944
Email: bsheehy@usf.edu

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I am responsible for a broad range of administrative duties supporting instruction. I administer academic policies and advise faculty, staff, and students on policy matters related to the academic program. My duties consist of the following: management of the admissions process, student and alumni tracking, course scheduling and space allocation; maintaining degree requirements and accreditation standards; and coordinating the submission and development process for new course offerings, new programs, and program revisions. I maintain extensive knowledge of University and College policies and procedures and am able to interpret and apply them to support faculty and student success.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Marathon Runner
  • Mother of a two kids
  • Doctoral Student in Higher Education Administration program at USF
  • Born and raised in Pinellas County
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Chris Schwint

Chris Schwint

Budget Director
Office Phone: 727.553.1048
Email: cschwint@usf.edu

 

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David F. Naar

David F. Naar

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Geological Oceanography
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1990
Office Phone: 727.553.1637
Email: naar@usf.edu
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Research: Marine Magnetics; Mid-Ocean Ridge and Hotspot Interactions; Plate Tectonics; Seafloor Mapping with High-Resolution Multibeam Sonars of Artificial and Real Coral Reefs, Mines, Paleoshorelines, Hydrothermal Vents, and Fish Habitats; and Wax Analog Modeling of Seafloor Spreading Processes

Deep Ocean: Mid-ocean microplate tectonics, small and large offset propagating rifts, and hydrothermal venting and other mid-ocean ridge processes.

Shallow Ocean: High-resolution multibeam studies of: 1) benthic habitats of coral reefs and fish; 2) paleoshorelines & sea level rise; 3) scour & burial of mines, artificial reefs, & pipelines; 3) shallow water hydrothermal venting, and 4) paleoshorelines.

Over the past six years, these research interests have been addressed with oceanographic seafloor mapping expeditions to the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Analyses of multibeam, magnetics, gravity, side-scan sonar are made in conjunction with insight from a seafloor spreading analog wax model. Current projects include: Plate tectonic reconstruction of the Pacific-Nazca plates, Off-axis volcanism along the Easter Seamount Chain, Deep submersible investigations of exposed oceanic crust, Benthic habitat studies of Pulley Ridge, Florida Middle Ground, and Panama City Beach. Students involved in these projects partake in data collection, data analysis and publishing results (e.g., four of the five publications listed below are first-authored by the student involved with the project).

Dr. Naar is currently serving as the Graduate Program Director for the college.

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:57

Dean Jacqueline E. Dixon

Dean Jackie Dixon

Professor
Geological Oceanography
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1992
Office Phone: 727.553.3369
Email: jdixon@usf.edu
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Research: Igneous Petrology; Mantle Geochemistry; Role of Volatiles in Magmatic Processes; Deep Earth Geochemical Cycling of Volatiles

Dr. Dixon's research interests focus on the role of H2O and CO2 in the generation and evolution of basaltic magmas with an emphasis on submarine volcanoes. Her work includes solubility studies of H2O and CO2 in basaltic melts, vapor saturation and degassing models, and modeling of volatile contents in primary magmas and the mantle. Study areas have included the mid-ocean ridge system, Hawaii, the Galapagos, and the Easter Salas y Gomez Seamount Chain. Dr. Dixon received a NSF Early Career award in 1997 for excellence in research and education. In 2007, EPSL acknowledged one of her papers (Dixon et al., 2004) as one of their top-50 most cited articles.

From 1992 through 2010, Dr. Dixon was a professor at the University of Miami, where she was as a professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and in the Geology Department within the College of Arts and Sciences. At UM, she served as Director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy's Undergraduate Program ('03-'08), Senior Associate Dean for the Life and Physical Sciences ('06-'10), and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences ('09-'10). Dr. Dixon became Dean of the College of Marine Science at USF in 2011. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership.

 

Jackie Dixon in the Field

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Doug Myhre

Doug Myhre

Head of IT, USF College of Marine Science
Education: BS Geology/Geophysics 1985 University of Hawaii
Office Phone: 727.553.1119
Email: doug@usf.edu

 

Connect with Doug Myhre

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/douglas-myhre/53/a1a/61a

 

 

 

 

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Responsible for college servers, network, computer/network security, local helpdesk support, computer and server repair, local support for Research Computing, interfacing with Tampa's IT. Managing the college L-Band satellite receiving station which captures and processes AVHRR imagery.

 

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Proud grandfather
  • Active in church - yes I do techie stuff there too running the sound board
  • Photographer
  • Study volcanoes as a hobby
Last modified on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:32

E. Howard Rutherford

E. Howard Rutherford

Director of Development
Graduate hours- 119, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
Interest: Atmospheric Input by Natural and Anthropogenic Sources Altering Nitrogen:Phosphate Ratios in the N.W. Pacific Ocean
Advisor: Kent Fanning, Ph.D.
Office Phone: 727.553.3376
Email: hrutherford@usf.edu

Connect with E. Howard Rutherford

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/e-howard-rutherford/b/631/a46/
Twitter: @ehrutherford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/e.howard.rutherford

 

 

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The primary role for the Director of Development for the University of South Florida Foundation and College of Marine Science is to secure local, regional and national resources to move the following priorities of the College of Marine Science forward- 1) Endowed Chairs and Professorships, 2) Endowed Student Fellowships and 3) Sustainable Outreach and Education Programs. In addition, the Director of Development works closely with the Dean to cultivate, develop and sustain relationships with existing and potential donors and partners with the University of South Florida and College of Marine Science. The Director of Development also seeks out ways for Faculty and Graduate Students to share their findings with the broader community and demonstrate how the College of Marine Science is a global leader in applying science to society's needs through research, service and training of future scientists.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • I have one last continent to visit- AFRICA!
  • Love going to open houses to get new ideas. Yikes, maybe that is why we have moved 7 times in 18 years
  • Enjoy listening to all genres of music, except Rap (sorry).
  • Practice, practice, practice the piano.
  • President-Elect to the National Marine Educators Association.
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Elisha M. Evangelisto

Elisha M. Evangelisto
Travel Coordinator
Education: Master of Business Administration, Bachelors in Finance & Operations Management
Office Phone: 727.553.3359
Email: eevangelisto@usf.edu
Travel Email: cms-travel@usf.edu

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Work with students, faculty, staff and guests on all aspects of travel including assistance in booking lodging, airfare, conference registration, rentals cars etc. Answer any travel related questions and ensure that all University, Federal and State guidelines are complied with.

Prepare travel authorizations prior to travel occurring and encumber funds to pay for expenses. Collect necessary receipts/memorandums to process expense reports once travel has been completed.

 

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Avid Scuba Diver; hoping to one day swim with sharks and orcas
  • Tropical destination traveler; love the beach and the ocean
  • Lifelong learner; you can never have too much knowledge
  • Small town girl from Western Massachusetts with a dog named Pocket

 

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Flo Cole

Flo Cole

CMS Receptionist
Office Phone: 727.553.1130
Email: fcole@usf.edu

 

A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

I am the main receptionist at USFCMS.  My duties include: answering phones and other clerical
duties as needed. I also assist visitors when needed.

 

 

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Attempting home improvement projects.
  • Love to work outdoors, that way I can enjoy the sun.
  • Always looking for bargains.
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Gary Mitchum

Gary Mitchum

Associate Dean, Professor, College of Marine Science
Physical Oceanography
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1984
Office Phone: 727.553.3941
Email: mitchum@usf.edu
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Research: Climate Change; Ocean Eddies; Satellite Remote Sensing; and Sea Level Rise

Professor Mitchum has been a faculty member in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida since 1996. Prior to coming to the USF he was a faculty member in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii where he was also the Director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center. His interest in sea level rise began there in the mid-1980's, and he remains especially interested in the study of 20th century sea level rise. Professor Mitchum's research focuses on the use of satellite and in situ data to study sea level variations and climate change. In addition, he also works on a wide variety of problems in the general area of ocean physics, including ocean eddies, the El Nino phenomenon, internal tides and various types of ocean waves. He also has a long-standing interest in the application of ocean physics to improve our understanding of fisheries.

Dr. Mitchum currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research for the college.

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Holly Peterson

Holly Peterson

Fiscal & Business Assistant
Education: B.A. IN English, Univ. of Florida & M.A. IN Urban & Regional Planning, Univ. of Florida
Office Phone: 727.553.1194
Email: hpeterson@usf.edu

 

 

 

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Facilitate acquisitions & services on University funds, including subagreements, independent contractors & contracts. Coordinate payments and reimbursements.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Gardening
  • Maine Coon Cats
  • Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders
  • National Parks, Hiking, Travel
Last modified on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:32

Ian Dow

Ian Dow

Information Technologies Support Specialist
Education: MS in Biological Oceanography from USF
Office Phone: 727.553.3558
Email: idow@mail.usf.edu

 

 

 


A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

I provide technical, logistical, and troubleshooting support for the computer technologies and audio/visual equipment utilized at the USF College of Marine Science.

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Jay Novitzke

Jay Novitzke

Webmaster
Education: BS in Web & Digital Media Development, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Graduate hours: 3
Office Phone: 727.553.3390
Email: jaynovitzke@usf.edu

 

 

Connect with Jay Novitzke

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jaynovitzke


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Responsible for all aspects of developing, implementing, and enhancing large and technologically websites for the college and some of its partners and groups sites.  I am also working on increasing visibility and interaction among people and ideas in virtual communities and networks through social media and search engine optimization.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Sailor
  • Spearfisherman & Advanced Scuba Diver
  • Owner of a Blue Nose Pitbull
  • Was accepted and trained at Naval Special Warfare Training Center in Coronado, CA (Completed 1/3 of Navy Seal BUD/S Training).
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Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly

CMS Facilities Manager
Education: MS Marine Science, USF 1986
Office Phone: 727.553.1190
Email: donnelly@usf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college.

Responsible for oversight of all facilities operations and maintenance.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • Married
  • Two children
  • Professional volleyball official
  • President, BayPoint LL
Last modified on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:32

Linda Kelbaugh

Linda Kelbaugh

Executive Administrative Specialist
Education: AA Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business
Office Phone: 727.553.1634
Email: lkelbaugh@usf.edu

 

 


A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

I first became employed at USF in marine science in March, 1993. I have transitioned with marine science from as a Program Assistant in the Department of Marine Science, College of Arts and Sciences to an Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the College of Marine Science.

Four Quick Facts About Yourself

  • I enjoy arts and crafts
  • Sewing
  • Gardening
  • My grandkids

 

Last modified on Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:09

Monica Dufault

Manager, Business and Fiscal Administration
Education: Master's Nonprofit Management (MNM)
Office Phone: 727.553.3980
Email: mdufault@usf.edu

A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college

Oversee the Business Office operations and management of the Business Office personnel. I also assist with project management for the CMS Ocean Technology Group.

 

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Nancy Holloway

Fiscal & Business Analyst
Office Phone: 727.553.1271 * (Email is preferred) *
Email: holloway@usf.edu

 

 

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Teresa Greely

Teresa Greely

Faculty Coordinator Education & Outreach
Biological Oceanographer & Science Educator
Ph.D.,University of South Florida, 2008
Office Phone: 727.553.3921
Email: greely@usf.edu
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Areas of Interests

Ecology and physiology of oceanic and estuarine fishes, age and growth, graduate and undergraduate teaching, teacher education, ocean literacy, and communicating science.

Dr. Greely provides expertise in the areas of biological oceanography, ecological physiology, marine fishes, and ocean science education. She has broad research interests which encompass teaching and training about the ocean sciences in three areas: graduate and undergraduate education, teacher education, and ocean literacy amongst youth. She currently coordinates four education programs: The Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG), the In-service Teacher Oceanography Workshops (In-TOW), the National Ocean Science Bowl's regional Spoonbill Bowl competition, and the OCEANS Teaching Fellowships.

In addition to teaching natural sciences and science education courses, Dr. Greely, also developed a series of graduate courses focused on teaching and communicating ocean sciences. Programs and courses are designed to teach science parallel to the way science is practiced in a research setting: courses are inquiry based, experiential, and learner guided.

Dr. Greely's current research encompasses Ocean Literacy and reasoning about ocean issues by determining the influence of content, experience, and morality. The objective is to determine what youth around the world know about the ocean, what their attitudes are about ocean stewardship, and what they think about ocean issues.

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