Although I now teach in a geography department, I consider myself only an accidental geographer; my training and scholarship are in marine law and policy. I’m an environmental lawyer who focuses on the 71% of the planet that is covered by water and where most of the Earth’s species reside.
- Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, 1999-2002
- LLM, Yale Law School, 1990
- Postdoctoral: Fellow, Marine Policy & Ocean Management, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-1980
- JD (cum laude), George Washington University Law School, 1976
- BSc, Human Ecology, Cornell University, 1973
- GEOG 423: Marine Policy
- GEOG 435: Political Geography of Oceans
- GEOG 468: Topics in Geography (Geography of Seafood)
- GEOG 758: Research Seminar: Conservation
My research fields are marine area governance; law of the sea; marine conservation law and policy (marine fisheries and endangered species); and marine environmental history. I take an interdisciplinary approach focusing on the interface between science and policy making in governance institutions.