Meet The Team

Administration

Corey Adams

Research Operations Manager

Dr. Reide Corbett

Executive Director, Coastal Studies Institute
Dean, Integrated Coastal Programs, ECU

Marie Magee

Business Officer

Alex Nolte

University Programs Associate

Katy Wilson

Administrative Support Associate

Research

George Bonner

Director, North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Progam
Coastal Studies Institute

Dr. Linda D’Anna

Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute
Lecturer, Outer Banks Field Site,
UNC Institute for the Environment

Dr. Lindsay Dubbs

Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute
Co-Director, Outer Banks Field Site
UNC Institute for the Environment
Associate Director,
North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

Dr. Rachel Gittman

Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, ECU

Dr. Cindy Grace-McCaskey

Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, ECU

Dr. David Griffith

Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU

Dr. Nadine Heck

Assistant Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU

Dr. Andy Keeler

Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU
Co-Director, Outer Banks Field Site,
UNC Institute for the Environment

Dr. David Lagomasino

Assistant Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU

Dr. Siddartha Mitra

Director, Integrated Coastal Sciences Ph.D. Program,
Department of Coastal Studies, ECU
Professor, Department of Geology, ECU

Dr. Jim Morley

Assistant Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, ECU

Dr. Mike Muglia

Assistant Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU
Assistant Director for Science & Research,
North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

Dr. Siddarth Narayan

Assistant Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department Coastal Studies, ECU

Dr. Mike O’Driscoll

Associate Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU

Dr. Paul Paris

Research Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute

Dr. Kimberly G. Rogers

Assistant Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Coastal Studies, ECU

Dr. Teresa Ryan

Associate Professor, Director of Engineering Research, Department of Engineering, ECU
Associate Research Scientist, Coastal Studies Institute

Zaid Al-Attabi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Coastal Studies

Sean Patrick Charles, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Coastal Studies

Jason Dail

Research Technician, Coastal Studies Institute

Claire Johnson

Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute

Anya Leach

Research Technician, Coastal Studies Institute

Amanda Payton

Research Specialist, Coastal Studies Institute

Lela Schlenker, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Coastal Studies

Patterson “Trip” Taylor

Research Assistant, Coastal Studies Institute

Verena Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Coastal Studies Institute

Spencer Wilkinson

Research Technician, Coastal Studies Institute

Graduate Students

Kyra Hagge

Integrated Coastal Studies Ph.D. 

Genevieve “GG” Guerry

Integrated Coastal Studies Ph.D. 

Andrew McMains

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biology, Biomedicine, and Chemistry

Anja Sjostrom

Integrated Coastal Studies Ph.D. 

Public Engagement & Outreach

John McCord

Assistant Director for Public Engagement & Outreach, Coastal Studies Institute 

Parker Kellam

Outreach Specialist, Coastal Studies Institute

North Carolina Sea Grant

Sara Mirabillio

Fisheries Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant

Facilities & Information Technology

Tina Burris

Building Environmental Technician, Coastal Studies Institute

Mike Hosey

Facilities Supervisor, Coastal Studies Institute

Kurt Ryan

Horticulture Specialist, Coastal Studies Institute

Blake Williams

Technology Support Specialist, Information Technology & Computing Services, ECU

Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.

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Based at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) advances inter-disciplinary marine energy solutions across UNC System partner colleges of engineering at NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University.

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ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU’s Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.

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The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.

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Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.

VIRTUAL TOUR

The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.

FACILITIES

SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS

 

Contact Us

Contact Info

The Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981

252-475-5400

info@coastalstudiesinstitute.com

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