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Jerry Schubel President and CEO
Aquarium of the Pacific

Dr. Schubel has been President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2002 He is President and CEO Emeritus of the New England Aquarium, and from 1974-1994 was Dean of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Research Center. For three of those years he served as The University’s provost. He is Distinguished Service Professor emeritus. In 2005, an endowed graduate fellowship program was created in recognition of his contributions to the evolution of the university. Prior to 1994, Dr. Schubel was an adjunct professor, research scientist and Associate Director of The Johns Hopkins University's Chesapeake Bay Institute.

Schubel has worked throughout his professional life at the interfaces of science-managementpolicy on issues dealing with the coastal ocean. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and has written extensively for general audiences. He chaired the National Sea Grant Review Panel, the National Research Council’s Marine Board and has served on numerous NRC committees. He is a former member of EPA’s Science Advisory Board and is a member of the Science Advisory Panel for California’s Ocean Protection Council. He served on the Census of Marine Life U.S. National Committee and the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee. He is a former member of EPA’s Science Advisory Board. NSF’s Committee on He chairs the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP), the only Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) advising federal agencies with ocean mandates.

At the Aquarium of the Pacific, he created the Aquatic Forum that brings together scientists, policy-makers and stakeholders to explore alternative ways of dealing with some of California’s important, complex, and often controversial environmental issues.

Dr. Schubel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Alma College, Alma, Michigan; a Masters degree from Harvard University; and a Ph.D. in oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1998, and in 2004 was selected as a National Associate of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.


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