Marine Science Faculty and Staff

Campus Directory

 

FACULTY

Name /Rank /Email /Phone Research Interests and Projects
Instructional Specialties
Dr. Tara Cox
 Professor
 coxt@savannahstate.edu
Phone: 912-358-4097
Spatial ecology and conservation biology of long-lived marine vertebrates, marine and coastal policy and management, and human interactions with marine mammals. Current projects include: Human-interaction behaviors (particularly begging), stock structure and abundance estimates, and characterization of the microbiome in the spleen of common bottlenose dolphins.
Dr. Carla Curran
 Professor
 curranc@savannahstate.edu
Phone: 912-358-4438
Physiological adaptations of fishes, metabolic cost of sex change in fishes, larval transport and settlement by juveniles flatfishes, bopyrid isopod parasite prevalence in grass shrimp, recovery of meiofauna in intertidal feeding pits created by rays, and Spartina dieback in coastal Georgia.

Dr. Sue Ebanks

Associate Professor

ebankss@savannahstate.edu

Phone: 912-358-4430

Aquatic physiology and toxicology with particular focus on macroinvertebrates. Current projects include: Effects of physically weathered and chemically dispersed crude oil on development and physiological processes in brine shrimp and marsh shrimp species as well as engaging students and underrepresented community youth in the exploration and monitoring of the Lower Ogeechee River Estuary.

Dr. Matthew Gilligan
Professor Emeritus
 gilliganm@savannahstate.edu

Dr. Matthew Gilligan formally retired as professor and coordinator of marine sciences at SSU in 2011 but continues to assist part-time in externally-funded programs.

Dr. Christopher Hintz

Associate Professor

hintzc@savannahstate.edu

Phone: 912-358-4096

Carbonate chemistry, ocean acidification, technique and method development, and advanced/computer-controlled culture techniques. Current projects include: long-term pCO2-controlled culture for ocean acidification studies, techniques for unattended monitoring of carbonate chemistry, and low-cost, low-effort marine algal biomass production for feedstocks or biofuels.
Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown
Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries
Associate Graduate Professor
Email: hoskinsbrown@savannahstate.edu
Phone: 912-358-4289
Trophic ecology, benthic invertebrate habitat, and stakeholder involvement in marine fisheries.
Dr. Carol Pride
Professor/Chair
 pridec@savannahstate.edu
Phone: 912-358-4439
Marine records of climatic and oceanographic change, marine sediments, micropaleontology, and stable isotope biogeochemistry.

Dr. Amanda Kaltenberg

Associate Professor

kaltenberga@savannahstate.edu

Phone: 912-358-3304

Bio-physical Interactions in coastal ocean using acoustic/net sampling and physical oceanographic approaches.
Currents projects include Gulf Stream influences on the availability of mesopelagic prey layers.

Dr. Dwight Ebanks

Instructor

ebanksd@savannahstate.edu

Phone: 912-358-3307

Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Fish and Marine Science Education.

 

FACULTY AND STAFF DIRECTORY

 

Name
Tel. (912)
Email
Building
Room
Mail Center Box #
Dr. Chris Hintz
358-4096

Marine Science Center

108D  20467
Dr. Carla Curran
358-4438
Marine Science Center 108C 20467
Dr. Matt Gilligan 20467
Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown
358-4289
Marine Science Center 107E 20228
Dr. Carol Pride
358-4439
Marine Science Center 106B 20467
Dr. Tara Cox
358-4097
Marine Science Center 108D  20467
Dr. Sue Ebanks
358-4430
Marine Science Center 108A
 20467
Dr. Amanda Kaltenberg
358-3304
Marine Science Center 107B 20467
Dr. Dwight Ebanks
358-3307
Marine Science Center 108B 20467
Dr. Shawn Rosenquist
358-4432
Drew-Griffith 141 20467
Ms. Sugeiry Rivera
358-4101
Marine Science Center 106 20467
Dr. Victoria Young
358-4286
Marine Science Center 107C 20467
Robin Perrtree
358-3301
Marine Science Center 111 20467
Capt. Shawn Smith
358-4102
Marine Science Center 106A 20467
Fish Ecology Lab
358-4431
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Marine Science Center 117 20467
GIS Lab
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Herty Hall 210 20467

 

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Adjunct Graduate Faculty


ALEXANDER, Clark, Director and Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State University.
Phone: (912)598-2329
 clark.alexander@skio.uga.edu
FRISCHER, Marc E., Professor
Ph.D., University of South Florida.
Phone: (912)598-2308
 marc.frischer@skio.uga.edu