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Jerry R. Schubel

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Jerry R. Schubel

President and CEO
Aquarium of the Pacific


Jerry Schubel has been president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2002. He previously worked as president and CEO of the New England Aquarium. From 1974 to 1994, he was dean of Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Research Center, and for three of those years he also served as the university's provost. Before 1994, he served an adjunct professor, research scientist and associate director of The Johns Hopkins University's Chesapeake Bay Institute. Dr. Schubel has worked throughout his professional life at the interfaces of science, management and policy on issues dealing with the ocean. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and also has written extensively for general audiences. He writes a monthly column on the environment for Long Beach Magazine. He chaired the National Sea Grant Review Panel and the National Research Council's Marine Board and has served on numerous NRC committees and national and state government advisory panels. At the Aquarium of the Pacific, he created the Aquatic Forum, which brings together scientists, policymakers and stakeholders to explore alternative ways of dealing with some of California's complex environmental issues. Dr. Schubel earned a bachelor of science degree from Alma College, a master's degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University. He received an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1998 and was selected in 2004 as a national associate of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach  California  90802
United States
Office Phone: 
(562) 951-1608


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