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Hardwick Simmons


Hardwick Simmons

President & Director

Susan Avery

Susan K. Avery, PhD

Susan Avery took office as president and director of WHOI on February 4, 2008. Avery is the ninth director in the institution’s 78-year history, and the first woman to hold the position.

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Research Department Chairs

Ocean Institute Directors

Matthew Charette

Coastal Ocean Institute

Matthew Charette, PhD

Carol Anne Clayson

Ocean & Climate Change Institute

Carol Anne Clayson, PhD

Timothy Shank

Ocean Exploration Institute

Timothy Shank, PhD

Simon Thorrold

Ocean Life Institute

Simon Thorrold, PhD