Advisory Board Bio: Bruce H. Corliss

Bruce CorlissBruce H. Corliss, ex officio member, joined the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography as Dean in September 2012. Prior to joining URI, Dr. Corliss was Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and Director of the Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium. He also was interim chair of the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, senior associate dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, and chair of the Department of Geology at Duke.

Dr. Corliss recently served as chair of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System, an organization of 61 academic institutions and national laboratories that coordinates the activities of the United States oceanographic research ships. He is well known for leading the organization’s efforts in “greening” the Academic Fleet to help make existing and future research vessels more environmentally sustainable.

Dr. Corliss received a B.A. from the University of Vermont and both his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.