Mentoring and Advising

Graduate Students (2010-2018)

Major advisor (chair of graduate committee), graduated:

Alex W. Webb

Master of Marine and Environmental StudiesUniversity of the Virgin Islands
WebbThesis2013.pdf

Webb, A. W. (2013). Community Perspectives on Sustainability and Resilience in a Social-Ecological Paradigm. Master of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Elena Kobrinski

Master of Marine and Environmental StudiesUniversity of the Virgin Islands
KobrinskiThesis2013.pdf

Kobrinski, E. (2013). A Descriptive Cross-sectional Research Study of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands: A Closer Look at the Local Participation, Experiential Social Learning, and Survey Participant Demographics Relating to Attitudes About Coral Reefs and Nature After Visits to Coral Reefs with Local Ecotourism Businesses. Master of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Lia A. Ortiz

Master of Marine and Environmental StudiesUniversity of the Virgin Islands
OrtizThesis2013.pdf

Ortiz, L. A. (2013). The social structure of the USVI fishing community: A basis for reducing fishery ecosystem and resource vulnerabilities, while improving chances for sustainability. Master of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Graduate student advising and committee member

  • Janice Hodge (UVI, PhD Leadership)
  • Merl Eustache (UVI, PhD Leadership)
  • Latisha Ramsey (UVI, Master of Psychology)
  • Kristen Maize (Duke, MS – Nicholas School of Environment)
  • Davril Huggins (UVI, Master of Psychology)

Other graduate students on research projects

  • Stacy Creque (UVI, PhD Leadership)
  • Deborah Elizabeth Smith (UVI, Master of Marine and Environmental Studies)
  • Curlis Joseph (UVI, Master of Psychology)
  • Kayla Tennant (UVI, Master of Marine and Environmental Studies)
  • Logan Williams (UVI, Master of Marine and Environmental Studies)
  • Samuel Mitchell (UVI, Master of Marine and Environmental Studies)
  • Jeffrey Renchen (UVI, Master of Marine and Environmental Studies)
  • Gabriel Rivera (UVI, Master of Marine and Environmental Studies)

Undergraduate Students (2010-2018)

Undergraduate student advising (formal) and research employment

Ajodie Dassent (UVI, Computer Science); Samuel Jones (UVI, Computer Science); Leshana Andrew (UVI, Forensic Accounting); Howard Jones (UVI, Humanities); Asel Mustafa (UVI, Biology); Calwyn Morton (UVI, Computer Science); Shereene Battiste (UVI, …); Dean Vidal (UVI, Computer Science); Edward Kelliher (UVI, Mathematics); Serah James (UVI, Biology); Tara Brim (UVI, Psychology); Darrell Mercer (UVI, Psychology); Luverne Lavinier (UVI, Mathematics); Akil Richardson (UVI, Humanities); Naji Shadeed (UVI, Business); Whitney Mohrhouser (UVI, …); Melissa Morgan (UVI,…); Charles Martin Jr. (UVI, …); Kyvonn Morton (UVI,…); Nalinie Ramnaraine (UVI, Biology); Eugene Brooks (UVI, Psychology); Karissa Cave (UVI, Psychology); Jackema Frett (UVI, Psychology); Cleopatra Skerrit (UVI, Psychology); Jemica Gumbs (UVI, Mathematics); Ayanna Fredericks (UVI, Psychology); Nichole Etienne (UVI, Computer Science); Deepa Punjabi (UVI, Computer Science); Kyvonn Morton (UVI, Marine Biology); Antonio Farchette (UVI, Marine Biology); Keturah McKrae (UVI, Biology); Jeremiah Duffy (UVI, Biology).

Other educational activities

  • Served as a judge in the 13th Annual Fall Research Symposium at UVI (2013).
  • Mentored students during the 2013 SURE/SSRI Summer Research NSF Programs at UVI.
  • Served as a mentor for the 2011 Emerging Caribbean Scientists summer student research programs.
  • Participated in the Scientists in Schools Program, an Australian government science education outreach program, establishing scientist-school (K–12), long-term partnerships, with productive real outcomes and impacts (2007–2009)