MIT/WHOI Joint Program Curriculum Committees MembershipMembers of the curriculum Joint Committees represent their home departments at MIT or at WHOI in both maximizing the effectiveness of the department's participation in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program and maximizing the effectiveness of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program overall.
The members of curriculum Joint Committees (JCAOSE, JCBO, JCCO, JCMG&G, JCPO) are appointed from the faculty at MIT and the WHOI Scientific Staff in the various departments at the respective partner institutions (MIT and WHOI) participating in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. Appointments are by the Director of the Joint Program at MIT upon recommendation of the Department Head for faculty from appropriate MIT department(s), and by the Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean at WHOI for members of WHOI Education Assembly, upon the recommendation of the Chair of the appropriate WHOI Department(s).
Terms of appointment are normally three years and are staggered to allow for continuity of experience for committee membership. Members may be reappointed if that is considered to be in the best interest of the specific disciplinary committee and the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. However, normal practice will result in no more than two successive terms of three years each.
The WHOI Registrar and Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs Officer, and the Administrator of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program at MIT are members ex-officio of the curriculum committees and at least one of these people may attend the meetings for purposes of record keeping and staffing the meeting.
The Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean WHOI, the Director of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program at MIT, and the Associate Dean may attend disciplinary Joint Committee meetings as appropriate for advice, information exchange and discussion with the committee members.
The current members are listed in the table below:
Joint Committee for Biological Oceanography (JCBO)
|Ann Tarrant (Chair)||WHOI, Biology Department|
|Rebecca Gast*||WHOI, Biology Department|
|Martin Polz||MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Mick Follows||MIT, Department of Earch, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences|
|Jesús Pineda||WHOI, Biology Department|
Joint Committee for Chemical Oceanography (JCCO)
|Shuhei Ono (Chair)||MIT, Deparment of Earch, Atmospheri and Planetary Sciences|
|Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink*||WHOI, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department|
|Mak Saito||WHOI, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department|
|Phil Gschwend||MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Roger Summons||MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences|
|Colleen Hansel||WHOI, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department|
Joint Committee for Marine Geology and Geophysics (JCMG&G)
|Mark Behn (Chair)||WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department|
|Daniel Lizarralde*||WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department|
|Veronique Le Roux||WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department|
|Taylor Perron||MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sncecies|
|David McGee||MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences|
Joint Committee for Applied Ocean Science and Engineering (JCAOSE)
|Henrik Schmidt (Chair)||MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Andone Lavery*||WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department|
|David Ralston||WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department|
|John Leonard||MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Pierre Lermusiaux||MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Heidi Nepf||MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Anna Michel||WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department|
Joint Committee for Physical Oceanography (JCPO)
|Larry Pratt (Chair)||WHOI, Physical Oceanography Department|
|Claudia Cenedese*||WHOI, Physical Oceanography Department|
WHOI, Physical Oceanography Department
MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
* WHOI J. Seward Johnson Chair in Oceanography (Education Coordinators)
Further information about any of the Faculty listed above can be found by on the the MIT/WHOI Joint Program Faculty Web site