Linda Duguay, Ph.D.Director of USC Sea Grant
BiographyDr. Linda Duguay is the Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program and Director of Research for the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at USC. She served as the Executive Director of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement from 2000 to 2008 as well as Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at USC from September 2000 to September 2002. She is an Associate Research Professor in the Marine Environmental Biology Section of the Biology Department in the College of Letters Arts and Sciences at USC. Linda received her BA in Biology from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and her MS and PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of Miami (UM), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Dr. Duguay has held research faculty positions at the Marine Sciences Research Center of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB) and at the Center for Environmental Sciences of the University of Maryland (UMD), and has also held teaching positions at Southampton College of Long Island University (LIU) and St. Mary's College, Maryland. Dr. Duguay served as a program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Biological Oceanography Program and the Office of Polar Programs in both the Antarctic and Arctic Sciences Programs.
Dr. Duguay's research interests are in plankton ecology of ctenophores, algal invertebrate symbioses, and benthic ecology with a focus on disturbance in dredge material sites. She is currently Chair of the NSF supported Centers of Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Network. She served two terms as the Biological Oceanography Section secretary of the Ocean Sciences (OS) section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), co-chaired the AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences meeting in 1998, 2000 and 2002 and served on the OS section leadership team and chaired the OS nominations committee. She has served on the meetings committee of the American Society of Limnology (ASLO) and is currently a member of the ASLO informal science education committee. She is member of the Sea Grant Association (SGA) Board and currently is Treasurer of the SGA.
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