Professor Carl R. Berman, Jr.
Jr., Ph.D. is Collegiate Professor at University of Maryland
Carl spent 5 years in the US Navy and 25 years in the NOAA Commissioned Corps, working as an oceanographer, hydrographer, pollution ecologist, and fisheries biologist for the US Government.
He earned his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary in 1983 while on active duty. During his NOAA career he served on three ships, the last of which was the Albatross IV, out of Woods Hole, MA, which he commanded, and as a project manager with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO, Paris, France) where he was the coordinator for the IGOSS project. While at UNESCO/IOC, he was also the manager for the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean programs. In addition, he was part of a team that taught an annual seminar at the World Maritime University (Malmo, Sweden), on the scientific basis for the international marine pollution conventions.
His online teaching activities include marine biology, general biology, meteorology, geology, environmental change, physical science, and computer science. He has also served as an in-class lecturer for biology, geology, polar history, and physics. In addition, he presented several talks on Polar Exploration to the Life Long Learning Program at the University of Texas. He married Joyce Gioia, a Professional Speaker and Futurist, in December of 2009. They live in Austin, TX. His interests include RV travel, reading, cooking, music, photography, writing, and riding his “trike”.