Associate Director, Great Lakes Program - Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist

Education:
  • M.S. SUNY at Buffalo, 1985 (4.0 GPA)
  • Post-Graduate Coursework - Ohio State University, University of Buffalo
  • B.S. SUC at Brockport, 1977 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • A.A.S. Erie County Community College, 1975 (Highest Distinction)
Teaching Experience:
  • Curator of Education, Aquarium of Niagara Falls, 1979 - 1993
  • SUNY Empire State College, Tutor - Buffalo, 1986 - present
    (Marine Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Animal Behavior, Limnology)
  • Niagara County Community College (Aquarium Science) 1987 - present;
  • Instructor, SUNY Buffalo/Ohio State University - Stone Lab/Canisius College
    (Graduate course, Tropical Marine Ecology for Teachers) 1991-present
  • Instructor, SUNY at Buffalo, (Marine Biology) 1985-1987.
Professional Societies:
Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators, Western NY Marine Education Committee; Science Teachers Association of New York State; Western New York Science Supervisors; National Marine Education Association; International Association of Great Lakes Research; Association of Professional Women Writers.

Recent Related Publications:
  • Perspectives. Newsletter of the Great Lakes Program, SUNY at Buffalo. 1993 - present.
  • Annual Report - Great Lakes Program, (Education/Outreach Section). 1994 - present.
  • Great Lakes Research Review, Lake Ontario Research Workshop Proceedings, 2003
            NYS Great Lakes Protection Fund Projects, 2002
            Lake Erie Ecosystem 2000
            Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River, 1999
            Great Lakes Fisheries, 1998
            Great Lakes Exotic Species, 1997
            Great Lakes Fisheries Issues, 1995
            Understanding Toxic Substance Exposure in the Great Lakes, 1994
  • Great Lakes Program Conference Proceedings: Third Annual Lake Ontario Research and Management Workshop, 2000; Lake Ontario Research and Management Workshop, 1998; A Long Term Plan to Improve Modeling Capabilities for Toxic Chemicals in Lake Ontario, 1998; Chlorine Conference for the Development of a Research Agenda, 1995

Conference Proceedings
Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes Conference Proceedings 2004
Botulism in the Lower Great Lakes Conference Proceedings 2003
Lake Ontario Algae Cause and Solution Workshop Proceedings, 2002
Botulism in Lake Erie Workshop Proceedings, 2002
Avian Botulism in Lake Erie Workshop Proceedings, 2001
Third Annual Lake Ontario Research and Management Workshop, 2000
Lake Ontario Research and Management Workshop, 1998
Long-Term Plan to Improve Modeling Capabilities for Toxic Chemicals in L.O., 1998  
Chlorine Conference for the Development of a Research Agenda, 1995

Other Publications:
Invasive Species of Lakes Erie and Ontario.  Factsheet written with C. O'Neill, NYSG, 2003

Perspectives.  Newsletter of the Great Lakes Program, SUNY at Buffalo.  1993 - 1998

Annual Report - Great Lakes Program, (Education/Outreach Sections).  1994 - present

Western New York Freshwater Ecology Guide.  Aquarium of Niagara Falls, 56 pp., 1990

Inland Ocean News.  Membership Newsletter for the Aquarium of N.F., 1985-1993

Annual Report -Aquarium of Niagara Falls.  1985-1993

Schooling.  Aquarium of Niagara Falls, educational publications published 1979-1993

Aquarium of N.F., Teacher's Manual. 2nd Edition, 128 pp., 1985


Related Projects/Programs:
Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence- COSEE- National Science Foundation and                     NOAA jointly funded project, 2005-2010
 Nab the Aquatic Invader - Invasive species website development with IL/IN Sea Grant

ANS-ESCAPE from Exotics: Break Out of Your Classroom Routine by Exploring the  Interesting World of Exotic Aquatic Species - National Sea Grant Program, 2001-2003

ESCAPE Compendium of Educational Resources - National Sea Grant College Program

Botulism in Lake Erie Conferences - Binational conferences organized annually, 2001-2005

Lake Ontario Research Conference - Binational conference organized in 2003

Lake Ontario Algae Conference - Binational conference organized in 2002

Educators and the Erie Canal - ANS Workshops organized with USFWS, 2001-2005

Great Lakes Fisheries Leadership Institute - National Sea Grant Program, 2003-2004

Professional Awards:
Service Award - Lake Erie Lakewide Management Program, Binational Forum, 2005

Outstanding Presentation - AIS HACCP, Professional Improvement Council, National        Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2005

NOAA Sea Grant Week, People's Choice Award, Nab the Aquatic Invader Website, 2005

NOAA Sea Grant Week, 2nd Place, Web Site, for Nab the Aquatic Invader Website, 2005

Outstanding Professional Skill Award - Association for Communications Excellence, 2005

Gold Award for Web Sites - Association for Communications Excellence, NAI Website, 2005

Outstanding Program Award - Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Award, 2004

President's Service Award -Southtowns Walleye Association, 2003

Environmental Citizen of the Year -Erie County Environmental Education Institute, 2002

Outstanding Service Award  -
Friends of the Buffalo/Niagara Rivers, 2002

NOAA Sea Grant Week - 
Blue Ribbon Award for Curriculum/Classroom Product, 2001

Outstanding Program Award - Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Program Leaders Award, 2000

Superior Program Award -  Sea Grant Great Lakes Network, 2000

Outstanding Educational Program Award, American Distance Education Consortium, 1999

Excellence in Tutoring and Evaluating AwardSUNY Empire State College, 1996


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