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Brian Taylor appointed Dean of SOEST

Image of Brian Taylor.The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents (BOR) approved the appointment of Brian Taylor as dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). Taylor’s appointment is for three years, effective July 1, 2006.

Taylor has served as acting associate dean of research at SOEST since 1994 and has been a faculty member at UH Manoa since 1982. He has secured more than $8 million in grants and contracts, conducted more than 30 oceanographic research cruises, authored 90 papers and edited nine books. As part of the SOEST leadership team he oversaw Ship Operations, Marine Technicians, Oceanographic Instrumentation, Shipboard Scientific Equipment, and Seafloor Mapping.

Taylor serves on the Board of Governors for the Joint Oceanographic Institutions and the Consortium of Oceanographic Research and Education. He has also exhibited scientific leadership with the western Pacific ALVIN submersible dive program, the continental MARGINS program, the Ocean Drilling Program, and the decadel program of RIDGE 2000 integrated studies in the Lau Basin.

“Leadership at SOEST is of critical importance to the success of our research enterprise,” said Manoa Chancellor Denise Konan. “In Brian Taylor we have someone who knows SOEST and can move easily into the dean’s office.”

Taylor received his doctoral and master’s degrees in marine geology and geophysics from Columbia University, and a bachelor of science degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Sydney.

Congratulations, Brian!

Read about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin (link opens new window).



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