Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Department of Marine Transportation Faculty


Note: For all faculty listings in this section of the catalog, the year when a faculty member joined the Academy staff follows each name. Other information includes the individual’s faculty rank, degrees earned, where obtained, professional licenses held, and military affiliation. In a department that includes more than one discipline, the faculty member’s area of specialization is indicated.

Superscripts used in this listing are:

1faculty member has received the Academy’s Vice Admiral Gordon McLintock Award for Exemplary Leadership
2faculty member has received the Academy’s Sue Alice McNulty Award for Distinguished Teaching.
3faculty member has received the Captain C.A. Prosser Award for Student Service.
4faculty member has held command at sea of an unlimited tonnage vessel.


Department Head

CAPT Michael C. Murphy, USMS, (2011)4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
License: Master of Steam and Motor
Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW); GMDSS Operator/Maintainer; Medical Care Provider; ECDIS 

Assistant Department Heads

Changqian Guan (2002)
(Logistics and Transportation)
Diploma, Jimei Institute of Navigation, Fujian, P.R. China
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., SUNY Maritime College
Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology
License: Third Mate, Unlimited (People’s Republic of China)

CDR John F. Ryan, USMS (2002)
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., SUNY Maritime College
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); Master of Towing Vessels; First Class Pilot; USCG DE for TOAR


Professors

CAPT George Edenfield, USMS, (2003)4
(Marine Transportation, MT STCW Coordinator)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.A., American Military University
License: Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW2010); Advanced STCW Endorsements in Oil, Chemical, and Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations; Tankerman PIC-DL; Tankerman PIC-LG; Medical PIC; Fast Rescue Boat; GMDSS Operator/Maintainer; VPDSD; ECDIS; QA; MLC (2006)

CAPT Brian J. Hall, USMS (1997)
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.S., SUNY Maritime College
License: Master Steam or Motor Vessels Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); Tankerman PIC; Medical PIC; Fast Rescue Boat.
Military: Captain U.S. Navy (Ret)

CAPT Jon S. Helmick, USMS (1995)4
Director, Maritime Logistics and Security Program
(Logistics and Security)
B.A., University of Miami
Ph.D., University of Miami
License: Master of Steam, Motor, Auxiliary Sail, and Sail Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans

CAPT Cynthia L. Robson, USMS (1996)4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., Texas A&M (Texas Maritime Academy)
M.A., University of Houston (Clear Lake)
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans; Limited Master Ocean, Sail or Auxiliary Sail Vessels

CAPT Timothy D. Tisch, USMS (2002)4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); GMDSS Operator


Associate Professors

Paul Barchitta (2011)
(Maritime Business)
B.S., Finance, St. John’s University
M.B.A., Marketing, St. John’s University
Post-Graduate Advanced Certificate, Business Education, New York University

CAPT Preston C. De Jean, USMS (2011)
B.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
J.D., Southern University Law Center
LL.M. Tax, Golden Gate University - San Francisco
Member of the Bar: State of Louisiana
Military: Lieutenant Colonel, Logistician, USAR (Ret.)

David Gilmartin (2011)
(Maritime Business)
B.S., Marine Transportation, USMMA
M.B.A., Baruch College
J.D., Duquesne Law School

CAPT John H. Hagedorn (1996) 2,4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95)

CAPT Kevin Hasson, USMS (2011) 4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
License: Master Steam and Motor Vessels of
Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW2010); GMDSS
Operator, Fast Rescue Boat, ECDIS, Medical Care, PIC, VSO/CSO/FSO

CAPT John L. Lutz, USMS (2005)
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); GMDSS Operator

CAPT Emil A. Muccin, USMS (2010)
(Maritime Business)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.B.A. Pace University
Licenses: First Class Pilots License-Great Lakes; Master-1600 GT of Steam or Motor Vessels Oceans, Master of Towing; Second Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW2010): Tankerman PIC-DL, Towing Endorsement, VPDSD, ECDIS-VSO, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer; ASQ Certified Quality Auditor ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

CAPT Scott Nicholas, USMS, (2012) 4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., Marine Transportation, SUNY Maritime College;
License: Master of Steam & Motor Vessels Unlimited, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans;
Vessel Security Officer; Ship Handling at Management Level; Tankerman DL-PIC; Medical Person in Charge; ECDIS

CAPT Sean P. Tortora, USMS (2011) 4
(Marine Transportation)
M.S., SUNY Maritime College
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
License: Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); Master Towing Vessels, Upon Oceans; Master Underway Replenishment Vessels; Fast Rescue Boat; Medical Care PIC; GMDSS Operator; VSO; Tankerman PIC-DL; USCG TOAR; USCG DE for TOAR; DP Basic


Assistant Professors

CDR William B. Brewer, USMS (2015)
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons, Oceans (STCW95); Chief Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); Fast Rescue Boat; GMDSS Operator
Military: Lieutenant Commander, USCG (Ret.)

CDR Sarah Daleo, USMS (2017)
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., Marine Transportation, SUNY Maritime College
M.S., International Transportation Management, SUNY Maritime College
License: Master of Self Propelled Vessels not including Auxiliary Sail, Unlimited Tonnage upon Oceans, Tankerman PIC - Dangerous Liquid (DL) Cargoes. GMDSS Operator, OICNW, RFPNW, PSC, FRB, Advanced Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations, Medical First-Aid Provider, Basic and Advanced Firefighting, Vessel Security Officer, Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties and Security Awareness

CDR Carolyn Hunter, USMS (2015)
(Marine Transportation)
B.E. Naval Architecture, SUNY Maritime College
M.S., Maritime System, Stevens Institute of Technology;
License: Master of Steam & Motor Vessels Unlimited, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans; Vessel Security Officer; Medical PIC; Tankerman DL-PIC

CAPT Charles McDermott, USMS (2014)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy,
M.A., Master of Military Art and Science, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies,
M.A., Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College
License: Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95)
Military: Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve

Timothy McLellan (2016)
(Maritime Business)
B.S., Marine Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.B.A., Transportation, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Certified Protection Professional (CPP), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI)

CAPT Jamie J. Rock, USMS (2012) 4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., SUNY Maritime College
M.S., International Transportation Management, SUNY Maritime College
Certificate: Supply Chain Logistics
License: Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95) VSO; FSO, CSO Medical PIC; GMDSS Operator and Maintainer

CAPT Charles B. Rogan, USMS, (2012 ) 4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
License: Master of Steam and Motor
Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95); Master of Towing Vessels; First Class Pilots License-Delaware Bay and River and Puerto Yabucoa, Puerto Rico; VSO; GMDSS Operator; Ship Handling & Pilot Training; Hazwoper; Medical Care PIC

CDR Peter A. Schneider, USMS (2011)
(Maritime Business)
B.S., MIT
M.B.A., Baruch
Ph.D., Business, CUNY

Hsinrong P. Wei (2016)
(Maritime Business)
B.S., Chung-Hsing University
M.B.A., Finance & Investment,
Baruch College, City University of New York
Ph.D., Economics, Graduate Center, City University of New York


Professors Emeriti

CDR Dennis Compton, USMS (Ret.)
B.S., Marine Transportation, SUNY Maritime College
M.S., Transportation Management, SUNY Maritime College
License: Master, Inland Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons; Chief Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans (STCW95)

CAPT Raymond Eisenberg, USMS (Ret.)
(Marine Transportation: 1941-1946)
Diploma, Pennsylvania Sate Nautical School
License: Master of Steam and Motor Vessels, any Gross Tons, Oceans

CAPT Douglas A. Hard, USMS (1966) 1,2,4
(Marine Transportation)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.B.A., Pennsylvania (Wharton)
M.S., Polytechnic Institute of New York
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans,
Military: Captain, USNR (Ret.)
Naval Convoy Commodore

CAPT Robert J. Meurn, USMS (Ret.)1,2,4
(Marine Transportation: 1978-2003)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.A., George Washington University
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans.
Military: Captain, USNR (Ret.)

CAPT George Sandberg, USMS (Ret.) 4
(Marine Transportation: 1990-2011)
M.S., Applied Science, SUNY Stony Brook B.S., Meteorology and Oceanography, SUNY Maritime College
License: Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, Oceans.