Leadership Profiles

The staff members overseeing day-to-day operations and supporting the goals of the director and the institution.

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Margaret Leinen in red jacket with Scripps pier and ocean in the background

Margaret Leinen 

Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Marine Sciences

 

Doug Barltlett

BARTLETT, DOUGLAS

Deputy Director for Research and Associate Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences

The Deputy Director for Research coordinates and fosters new research developments, oversees research infrastructure, research space, internal research support, researcher hiring, limited proposal submissions, the SIO postdoc program, organizes the semi-annual research retreat, coordinates the review of centers and sections, serves as the SIO Director in the SIO Director’s absence and as a member of the Scripps Senior Staff.  Additional details can be found here.

 

Patrick Callaghan

CALLAGHAN, PATRICK

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations

 

Kathleen Ritzman

RITZMAN, KATHLEEN

Associate Director, Marine Sciences

Leads Scripps Office of Government Relations, Research Development, Strategic Partnerships, and Events. Facilitates extramural funding at the federal, state and local levels, promotes strategic collaboration with external partners, and engages key external stakeholders in support of Scripps priorities, research, educational and infrastructure programs, and initiatives. Program Areas include research development, planning, positioning, and partnerships; government and corporate relations; and institutional events and venue management.

 

Bruce Appelgate

APPELGATE, BRUCE

Associate Director, Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support (SOMTS)

Matthew Alford

Alford, Matthew

Section Head, Oceans and Atmosphere

Lihini Aluwihare

ALUWIHARE, LIHINI

SIO Department Vice Chair

Keiara Auzenne

AUZENNE, KEIARA

Director of Diversity Initiatives

 

Charles Christopher

CHARLES, CHRISTOPHER

Associate Dean of Marine Sciences

Falk Feddersen

FEDDERSEN, FALK

Program Director, Climate-Oceans-Atmosphere (COAP)

 

Sarah Gille

Gille, Sarah

SIO Department Chair and Deputy Director for Education

The SIO Department Chair and Deputy Director for Education provides leadership for SIO's educational programs, with responsibilities for faculty and students, and serves as a member of Scripps Senior Staff.  The SIO Department handles undergraduate and graduate course scheduling and instructor assignments, graduate admissions and funding, student advising, student approval forms (for departmental exams, committee formation, qualifying exams, and thesis approval), faculty recruitment, faculty advancement and promotion, teaching assignments, and graduate student and faculty leave requests.

Jeff Gee

GEE, JEFFREY

Program Director, Geosciences of Earth, Oceans, and Planets (GEO)

 

David Hanses

HANSES, DAVID

Executive Director of Development

The Executive Director of Development manages the engagement of Marine Sciences’ most capable and generous donors in considering transformational gifts to support Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Vice Chancellor-Marine Sciences’ highest priorities. Leading a team of 12, the EDOD oversees the development and implementation of global, private fundraising efforts in support of annual and capital campaign goals. For more information about our current funding priorities and giving opportunities, please see our website: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/giving

Ryan Hechinger

HECHINGER, RYAN

Program Director, Ocean Biosciences (OBP)

Harry Helling

HELLING, HARRY

Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Paul Jensen

JENSEN, PAUL

Section Head, Biology

Gabi Laske

LaskE, GABI

Section Head, Earth

jennifer mackinnon profile

Mackinnon, Jennifer

Faculty Equity Advisor & Associate Dean

Shauna Oh

Oh, Shauna

Director of Sea Grant

Stuart Sandin

SANDIN, STUART

SIO Faculty Chair

Lauren Wood

WOOD, LAUREN

Director of Strategic Communications