GCRL Director, Eric N. Powell, Ph. D.

Dr. Eric N. Powell
Dr. Eric N. Powell

Dr. Eric Powell came to GCRL from the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, located at the School of Environmental and Biological Science at Rutgers University where he was a professor. Previously serving as director of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory from 1996 through 2010, Powell began his role at GCRL in September.

A native of Millbach, Pennsylvania, Powell earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Washington.

Dr. Powell is quoted as saying, “My goal is to utilize academic science to foster job growth and economic development through the provision of science in the management of natural resources and the promulgation of regulations leading to resource sustainability while also sustaining and expanding businesses supported by these resources.”