Research, Adjunct, and Associate Graduate Faculty

Scientists from a variety of organizations participate in the DMS research and graduate programs, thereby expanding our course offerings as well as the types of research our students can be involved in. 



Grady Tuell, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2001. Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science. Electro-Optical Systems, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Cheryl Ann Blain, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1994. Ocean dynamics. Naval Research Laboratory.

Chris J. Byrne, Ph.D., Florida State University, 1980.  Environmental chemistry, trace organic analysis, trace metal analysis.   Environmental Protection Agency.

Christopher E. Parrish, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2007.
Full-waveform lidar, 3D object detection, lidar data representation, sensor
calibration, digital imaging sensors, shoreline mapping, airport
obstruction surveying, and sensor fusion. US Department of Commerce,

Kelly Robinson, Ph.D., University of South Alabama, 2012. Postdoctoral Associate & Adjunct Faculty. Climate variability effects on marine zooplankton, with emphasis on gelatinous zooplankton.

Chung-Chu Teng, Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1986. Marine measurement systems, statistical and data analysis, ocean surface waves, hydrodynamics of marine structures. NOAA National Data Buoy Center.

Alan D. Weidemann, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1985. Optical oceanography; propagation of ultraviolet, visible, and near-IR electromagnetic radiant energy in oceanic environments. Naval Research Laboratory.



Robert (Bob) Arnone, M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974. Research Professor. Ocean remote sensing and bio-optical processes. Coupling biological, optical and physical processes.

Kenneth E. Barbor, Rear Admiral (retired), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1978. Director, USM Hydrographic Science Research Center. Hydrographic surveying, technology research and development in hydrography and electronic charting, oceanography and meteorology.

Arne-R. Diercks, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1995. Assistant Research Professor. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle mapping, ocean technology and sensor development. Deep sea sedimentation and resuspension processes.