Professional Associations

Below is information about the professional associations to which I belong. These associations promote research and education that is relevant to my research interests. To learn more about these organizations, select the logo and go to the web site of the association.

The National Shellfisheries AssociationNSA logo

NSA is an international organization of scientists, management officials and members of industry that is concerned and dedicated to the formulation of ideas and promotion of knowledge pertinent to the biology, ecology, production, economics and management of shellfish resources. The Association has more than 900 members from all parts of the USA, Canada, and 35 other nations. The Association strongly encourages graduate student membership and participation. As past Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the NSA, I am actively involved with this organization and my students and I present research results at annual meetings.

NSA publishes the Journal of Shellfish Research, an international journal promoting all aspects of shellfish research as well as a Quarterly Newsletter for its members.

fulbright logoFulbright Association

Forged in the shared transformational Fulbright experience, the Fulbright Association is an independent organization, which seeks to build upon and enhance the Fulbright international exchange experience by promoting scholarship, collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy throughout the global community. Established February 27, 1977, the Fulbright Association is the official U.S. alumni organization representing 125,000 U.S. alumni – 70 years of Fulbrighters since the program’s inception – and friends of international education. We support a thriving alumni community that helps increase visibility for the Fulbright effect and helps preserve Fulbright exchanges for future generations to come.

SETAC logoSociety of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

SETAC is a not-for-profit, global professional organization comprised of some 6,000 individual members and institutions from academia, business and government. Since 1979, the Society has provided a forum where scientists, managers and other professionals exchange information and ideas on the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education. SETAC’s founding principles are: 1) Multidisciplinary approaches to solving environmental problems; 2) Tripartite balance among academia, business and government; 3) Science-based objectivity.


is a professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. It also works to advance public awareness and education about aquatic resources. The association organizes an annual meeting and special symposia to foster its goal as well as publishing a monthly journal of research in the fields of limnology and oceanography.


AAAS logois an international organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that promote an understanding of science worldwide.