MIT/WHOI Joint Program Curriculum Committees Membership

Members 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)

Martin Polz (Chair)   MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ed DeLong   MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Becky Gast*   WHOI, Biology Department
Lauren Mullineaux   WHOI, Biology Department
Roman Stocker-sabbatical   MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ann Tarrant   WHOI, Biology Department
Mick Follows                                                           MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Joint Committee for Chemical Oceanography (JCCO)

Liz Kujawinski (Chair)   WHOI, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department
Phil Gschwend   MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mak Saito   WHOI, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department
Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink*   WHOI, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department
Shuhei Ono   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Roger Summons   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
     

Joint Committee for Marine Geology and Geophysics (JCMG&G)

Tim Grove (Chair)   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Tayler Perron   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Dan Lizzaralde   WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department
Delia Oppo*   WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department
David McGee   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Horst Marschall   WHOI, Geology and Geophysics Department
     

Joint Committee for Applied Ocean Science and Engineering (JCAOSE)

Henrik Schmidt (Chair)   MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Steve Elgar   WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
Andone Lavery*   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
John 'Chip' Breier   WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
     
     

Joint Committee for Physical Oceanography (JCPO)

Glenn Flierl (Chair)   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Tom Farrar   WHOI, Physical Oceanography Department
Mick Follows   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Larry Pratt   WHOI, Physical Oceanography Department
Paola Rizzoli   MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Fiamma Straneo*   WHOI, Physical Oceanography Department
     


* 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