Faculty and Staff

The Departments of Geology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and the Shannon Point Marine Center are home to faculty with many marine specialties, including marine geology, physical oceanography, marine chemistry, estuarine ecology, geophysics, volcanology, paleoecology, geochemistry, fish ecology, larval and plankton ecology, deep-sea ecololgy, marine mammology, microbial ecology, invertebrate physiology, symbiosis, chemical ecology of algae, protozoology and environmental genomics.

Program Faculty

Shawn Arellano

Assistant Professor

Biology

Jim Cooper

Assistant Professor

Biology

Dr. Karin Lemkau with rocky hillside in background.

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Dr. Brady Olson in life vest driving boat in Bellingham Bay.

Assistant Professor

Biology

Dr. Emily Roland in rain gear with field equipment in the background.

Assistant Professor

Geology

Dr. Kathryn Sobocinski with beach and cliffs in the background.

Assistant Professor

Environmental Science

Dr Casey Saenger with mountain lake in background.

Assistant Professor

Geology

Sam Kastner

Sam Kastner

Assistant Professor

Environmental Science

Program Affiliated Faculty

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach stands next to a body of water

Professor

Geology

Catherine stands next to flowers in a plaza

Professor

Chemistry

Robyn smiles while holding a rock

Assistant Professor

Geology

Susan Debari

Professor

Geology

Jay smiling with a road in the background

Research Assistant Professor

Marine and Coastal Science

Deborah smiles and wears a brown jacket

Professor

Biology

Eric rests their chin in their hands, with a water body in the background

Research Associate

Geology/USGS

Marco smiles, with islands in the water

Associate Professor

Environmental Science

Bernie Housen

Professor and Chair

Geology

Robin Kodner

Associate Professor

Biology

Wayne smiles on a sunny day

Professor

Environmental Science

Brooke wears a blue hat and athletic shirt while standing in front of a house

Associate Professor

Environmental Science

McPhee-Shaw

Professor

Environmental Science

Benjamin talks to someone in a meeting room

Professor and Chair

Biology

Craig Moyer

Professor

Biology

Camilo wears a white lab coat while in a lab

Assistant Professor

Geology

John Rybczyk

Professor

Environmental Science

David wears safety gear while looking at a boat part

Professor

Environmental Science

Ruth Sofield

Professor

Environmental Science

Suzanne wears a cold weather jacket and smiles, with penguins in the background

Senior Marine Scientist

Shannon Point Marine Center

Kathy Van Alstyne

Marine Scientist

Shannon Point Marine Center

Dr. Sylvia Yang

Sylvia Yang

Research Assistant Professor

Marine and Coastal Science

Program Staff

Brian Bingham

Director

Marine and Coastal Science

Brooke wears a blue hat and athletic shirt while standing in front of a house

Academic Director

Marine and Coastal Science

TBD

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Administrative Services Manager

Marine and Coastal Science

Jay smiling with a road in the background

Capstone Coordinator

Marine and Coastal Science