Pamela T. Plotkin

Associate Research Professor and Director, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Ecology and conservation of large marine vertebrates; sea turtle behavioral ecology; Gulf of Mexico restoration; healthy coastal ecosystems; resilient communities and economies; sustainable seafood and aquaculture.

Experience:
-- Director, Texas Sea Grant College Program; Associate Research Professor, Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography; Graduate Faculty, Marine Biology Interdisciplinary Program; Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M University at Galveston. 2011 – present
-- Deputy Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Cornell University, 2007 - 2011
-- Assistant Vice President for Research, East Tennessee State University, 2002- 2007
-- Director of Research & Sponsored Programs, Frostburg State University, 2000 – 2002
-- Senior Scientist, Center for Marine Conservation, 1999 - 2000
-- Assistant Professor of Ecology, University of Delaware, 1997 - 1999
-- Postdoctoral Lecturer/Researcher, Drexel University, 1995 - 1997
-- Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1994 - 1995

Degrees:
Ph.D., Zoology, Texas A&M University, 1994
M.S., Zoology, Texas A&M University, 1989
B.S., Wildlife Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1984

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Research Professor and Director, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University

Honours

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Harte Hero; College of Geosciences Distinguished Achievement Award in Faculty Service; Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service