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External Advisory Committee Members

Mary Jane Bagwell is an Adult Basic Skills Leadership Specialist with the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, with responsibility for statewide initiatives supporting Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (GED) and English as a Second Language programs in Oregon’s 17 community colleges and the Department of Corrections. Previously she served as the Director of the Oregon Professional Development System at Oregon State University’s Western Center for Community College Development. Mary Jane graduated from Portland Community College, Marylhurst College and earned an MEd in Adult Education from Oregon State University.

Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole is Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement at Oregon State University, with responsibility for campus-wide initiatives and programs in support of excellence in undergraduate education. Previously she served as the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford University overseeing undergraduate advising, research, fellowships, and honors programs. A native Oregonian, she holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Yale University, and B.A. from University of Washington.

Dr. Paul Dinnel is a Marine Scientist at the Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University. He conducts research in the areas of marine toxicology and marine ecology, with a special emphasis on shellfish species, and routinely mentors students in the Center's MIMSUP and REU programs. Paul is an active member of the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee, a past Chair of the Northwest Straits Commission and sits on the Board of Directors of the Padilla Bay Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. and M.A. in Biology from Humboldt State University.

Dr. Robert Emanuel is the OSU Sea Grant Extension Agent for Water Resources and Community Development on the North Coast of Oregon. He provides education, training, and technical assistance in the areas of water quality, water resource management, and watershed health. Robert is former Vice President of the board of the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs, a national alliance of Master Naturalist-type programs. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Arizona and a B.S. from Humboldt State University.

Dr. Matthew Gilligan is a professor and coordinator of undergraduate and graduate marine sciences degree programs at Savannah State University, an historically-Black unit of the University System of Georgia. He chairs the Education and Diversity Committee of the National Association of Marine Laboratories, serves on the Education sub-panel of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, and was a moderator for a panel on the workforce and diversity at the Conference on Ocean Literacy in 2006.

Dr. Michael Hadfield is a Professor of Zoology at the University of Hawai'i Kewalo Marine Laboratory and Director of a program for Pacific Island students in the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program. His research areas include larval development and recruitment biology of marine invertebrate animals. Dr. Hadfield has taught university undergraduate and graduate courses and has given many public lectures. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a B.A and M.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington.

Dr. David Hankin is professor and Chair of Fisheries Biology and acting Associate Dean of Marine Sciences at HSU. He previously served as Interim Director of Marine Facilities. He has maintained an office at the HSU Marine Laboratory since 1984 and has engaged in substantial marine fisheries research during his career. His marine fisheries research has focused on population dynamics, life history and fishery management of Dungeness crabs, and population dynamics, life history and fishery management of wild and hatchery stocks of Chinook salmon. He currently serves as one of two US members of the Committee for Scientific Cooperation, an international committee that provides scientific advice to the Pacific Salmon Commission that manages transboundary (US/Canada) salmon stocks.

Camille Preus is the Commissioner of the Oregon Community College and Work Force Development. Previously she served as Governor Kitzhaber’s Workforce Policy Coordinator. Prior to her government service, she held positions as a chemist and quality control manager with United States Steel. Cam graduated from Cumberland Junior College, Middle Tennessee University and earned an MBA from Indiana University.

Dr. Scott Randol is a Research Specialist with the Center for Research, Evaluation and
Assessment at Lawrence Hall of Science. Dr. Randol has worked on several nationally-funded grants including evaluation of COSEE California which strives to increase both the involvement of ocean scientists in K-12 education & outreach and the access of underserved students to ocean science and to science and technical careers. He also serves as lead evaluator on the COSIA project where he is examining collaborative processes between ISEIs and universities and the role of ISEIs as mediators between ocean sciences professionals and the general public.

Cynthia Vernon is the Vice President of Education, Guest, and Research Programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with responsibility for school, teacher, and youth programs, guest experience efforts, and research initiatives for sea otters, tuna, and white sharks. She is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, with special interest in visitor research and the association's schools for professional development.

Richard Walkoski is the Recreation Program Manager for the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department where he manages the interpretive, volunteer, universal visitor access (ADA) and trails programs.