Speaker Biographies



Andrew Rosenberg
Andrew Rosenberg is a professor of natural resources in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) at UNH where, prior to April 2004, he was dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Prior to assuming the dean's position in June 2000, he was the deputy director of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He was also the northeast regional administrator for NMFS for four years. He has served as the U.S. representative to international organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization. With his expertise in marine biology and living marine resource conservation, he has earned recognition from such diverse organizations as the U.S. Coast Guard and the World Wildlife Fund.

Ann Bucklin
A biological oceanographer, Bucklin received her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is professor of zoology at UNH and serves as co-director of the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory, a research center in UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space. Having joined NH Sea Grant as director in 1993, she is also the UNH representative for the Northeast Consortium and a member of the advisory boards for the UNH Marine Program and CICEET. She is a member of the transition team for the new IGBP/SCOR IMBER program and is USA academic delegate for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

Janet Campbell
Janet Campbell is a research professor of Earth sciences in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) at UNH. She has more than 30 years of experience in aerospace technology and ocean remote sensing research. Her research and publications focus on the development of remote sensing techniques utilizing airborne and satellite remote sensors to study oceanic primary productivity and biogeochemical processes. Prior to coming to UNH in 1993, she worked at the NASA Langley Research Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. She is Co-Director of the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory in EOS and directs the research of graduate students in oceanography and ocean remote sensing.

David Goethel
Goethel’s career on the ocean began at age 13 as a mate on a party boat in Seabrook, N.H. At age 19 he received his Coast Guard masters license and began captaining vessels while earning a B.A. in biology from Boston University. He worked as a researcher at the New England Aquarium before returning to commercial fishing. A member of the Yankee Fisherman’s Co-op in Seabrook, he is the owner-operator of a 44-foot day boat otter trawler, F/V Ellen Diane. He currently serves on the board of directors of the NH Commercial Fisherman’s Association and the Northeast Seafood Coalition, and he is an advisor to the New England Fisheries Management Council for herring and whiting. Goethel is a present advisor to the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistic Program and a past advisor for northern shrimp to the ASMFC. He has also been appointed by the governor of New Hampshire to the Shore Fisheries Commission.

Jennifer Hunter
For nearly two years, Jennifer Hunter has served as director of the N.H. Estuaries Project, part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary Program. She oversees projects to improve, protect and monitor the health of New Hampshire's estuaries across the 42-community coastal watershed. Her previous work involved coordinating water quality programs at the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and developing statewide energy efficiency programs for the state of New York. She has an undergraduate degree in biology and master's degree in environmental management.

Richard Langan
Richard Langan is the co-director of the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) and director of the Cooperative Institute for New England Mariculture and Fisheries (CINEMar). An adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology, Langan has been at UNH since 1988 and has held the positions of director and research scientist at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. In addition to his current administrative responsibilities, he conducts research programs in molluscan shellfish restoration and aquaculture in near shore and open ocean environments and in estuarine and marine water quality monitoring. Prior to his tenure at the university, he was a commercial fisherman and the owner and operator of seafood and shellfish aquaculture businesses. He received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire.

Marjorie K. Smith
Rep. Smith is in her fourth term in the N.H. House of Representatives. In addition to her legislative work, she is a member of the Great Bay Coast Watch, a volunteer program that monitors water quality at 26 sites around the Great Bay Estuary. Before her election she served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations both in New Hampshire and around the nation. She also worked in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, serving on the staffs of the Area Redevelopment Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she served as special assistant to the agency's first chairman, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. Rep. Smith holds a master's degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.