Meet the Directors
Teresa Greely, Ph.D. (Program Director)
Welcome to the Oceanography Camp for Girls and the USF College of Marine Science! I look forward to working with everyone. My science background is as an ocean biologist with degrees in Natural Sciences (New College), Marine Sciences (USF), and Science Education (USF). My research has been in the area of marine ecology and physiology to help understand how animals, primarily fish, are adapted to live where they live in the ocean, and to determine their contribution to global carbon cycling. This amazing career in ocean sciences and education have taken me to many places—aboard an icebreaker in the Southern Ocean to study deep water fishes, diving in submersibles for jellies, aboard the R/V Atlantis to film hydrothermal vents with Alvin, and sailing aboard the R/V Joides Resolution to collect sediment cores from the deep ocean floor. I have been blessed to gain a lot of “real world” experience as a scientist. Now I have the joy of teaching and training college students and teachers about the ocean and researching ocean literacy. I also work with other scientists and graduate students who are interested in developing their teaching and communication about the ocean. For fun I listen to music, cycle, paddle, try to dance, hike, water ski, and enjoy being around people, especially my family and friends. I have been with the OCG since 1992.
Angela Lodge, Ph.D. (Program Director)
Since graduating with my Master’s in Social Work (M.S.W.) from New York University Silver School of Social Work, I have held several social worker and other human relations positions that have allowed me the opportunity to work with people from diverse racial and socio-economic groups. Something I learned from these many experiences is that that people are stronger than they believe and that good things can come out of difficult or bad situations. I especially enjoy working with youth, teachers, and graduate students. The education programs housed at the College of Marine Science are a special place to do this, especially at The Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG). As a co-director of OCG, I have been able to share my skills of working with children and families to teach, plan, and organize camp recruitment and trainings. In exchange, I gain knowledge about ocean sciences and marine technology. OCG is about teaching, learning, and having fun! I’m looking forward to another year of growing with the campers and the OCG Family. Children help to keep the child in me alive and happy and I help the adult in them to come alive. We have lots of fun in the process.
Paul Aunspaugh, (Co-Director)
Greetings, campers! My name is Paul, or Luap, as I am called at camp. I was a middle school science teacher for 19 years and I have been part of OCG staff since 1996. Everyday I continue to enjoy teaching, sharing, and learning. I enjoy working with youth and have always supported the idea that females can accomplish more than what they have been allowed to do. I am a retired Air Force member who taught the first female aircraft multi-engine mechanics and deployed the first female F-15 aircraft mechanics. In both cases, these strong women demonstrated their ability to complete their mission (and in most cases, even better than their counterparts!). I have a B.A. in Industrial Arts and a M.B.A. in Aeronautics. I have also completed numerous Master’s level courses in science. I was born in 1947 and the oceans have been a passion and part of my life since shortly thereafter. I learned to SCUBA dive when I was 20 and eventually earned PADI’s master diver rating. I have explored various locations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and am always looking to the next dive.