Clark Alexander Named Director of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Clark Alexander has been named director of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He is a professor in the department of marine sciences and was the interim director of the Skidaway Institute for one year. He will continue his responsibilities of overseeing the institute’s personnel, budgets, and facilities and report to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Alexander became an assistant professor at the Skidaway Institute in 1991 after earning his doctorate and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University and two bachelor’s degrees from Humboldt State University in California. He currently researches how physical processes such as erosion and sedimentation impact coastal and marine environments.
“Dr. Alexander’s longstanding commitment to deepening the impact of the institute while building bridges with partners on and off campus makes him uniquely qualified to take on this important leadership role on a permanent basis,” said Provost Pamela Whitten.
The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is a multidisciplinary research and training institution meant to further the understanding of marine and environmental processes.