Dr. S. Bradley Moran, USA

Vice-President (2022-2024)

Dr. S. Bradley Moran is Dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Acting Director of the Obama Administration’s National Ocean Council, Assistant Director for Ocean Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Program Director in the Chemical Oceanography Program at the National Science Foundation. He focused on implementing federal ocean science policy and facilitating interagency efforts and partnerships on a broad range of ocean policy, resource, economic, and national security matters. In his previous academic position as Professor of Oceanography in the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, he served as Co-Director of the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and as Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Moran’s principal research interests are the application of uranium-series and artificial radionuclides as tracers of marine geochemical processes and fostering economic development partnerships in energy and environmental research, technology, policy, and education. In 2007, he envisioned and implemented the nation’s first Masters of Business Administration-Masters of Oceanography dual degree, the “Blue MBA”. He is a former editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering and the Journal of Marine Research.
Dr. Moran is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Washington DC based Consortium for Ocean Leadership and member of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Ocean Observing System, the Alaska Sea Life Center Board, the Advisory Board of the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center, the Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Board of Directors of the North Pacific Research Board (nominated by the Governor of Alaska and appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce), and Founding Director of the Alaska Blue Economy Center.
Dr. Moran received a B.Sc. in chemistry from Concordia University, a Ph.D. in oceanography from Dalhousie University, and conducted his postdoctoral research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.