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Marine Transportation Faculty


Steven Browne
Professor and Chair
Facutly since 2004

Email
707-654-1162
Simulation Center, Rm. 206

B.A., Computer Studies,
Northwestern University, 1989

M.E.M., Engineering Management,
Northwestern University, 1997

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Tom Allen
Maritime Vocational Instructor III
Faculty Early Retirement Program
Faculty since 1996

Email
707-654-1260
Boathouse, Rm. 104

Boatswain

Tamara C. Burback
Maritime Vocational Instructor II
Facutly since 2015

Email
707-654-1223
Simulation Center, Rm. 119

B.S., Marine Transportation,
California Maritime Academy, 2007

Master Mariner, Unlimited,  Any Ocean

Darrell Conkling
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2016

Email
707-654-1257
Boathouse, Rm. 104

B.S., Nautical Industrial Technology,
California Maritime Academy, 1981

Second Mate, Unlimited,  Any Ocean

1600 Ton Master

Britt T. Elliott
Maritime Vocational Instructor IV
Faculty since 1996

Email
707-654-1254
Simulation Center, Rm. 106

B.S., Nautical Industrial Technology,
California Maritime Academy, 1981

B.S., Economics,
CSU Sacramento, 1989

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Master of Towing Vessels,
Designated T.O.A.R. Assessor

1600-Ton Master, Any Ocean

Peter J. Hayes
Professor
Faculty since 2001

Email
707-654-1290
Simulation Center, Rm. 201

B.S., Marine Transportation,
Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1988

M.A., Public and Private Management,
University of Houston, Clear Lake, 1999

J.D., Concord Law School, 2007

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Valerie E. Holl McGowan
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2013

Email
707-654-1154
Simulation Center, Rm. 104

B.S., Marine Transportation,
California Maritime Academy, 2011

Third Mate, Unlimited,  Any Ocean

Destiny Knudson Warring
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2013

Email
707-654-1279
Simulation Center, Rm. 104

B.S., Marine Transportation,
California Maritime Academy, 2010

M.S., Transportation and Engineering Mgt,
California Maritime Academy, 2013

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Nicholas Lewis
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2016

Email
707-654-1241
Simulation Center, Rm. 118

B.S., Marine Transportation,
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1993

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Tuuli Messer-Bookman
Professor
Faculty since 1996

Email
707-654-1234
Simulation Center, Rm. 213

B.S., Marine Transportation,
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1986

J.D., University of San Francisco
School of Law, 1995

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Douglas O'Brien
Lecturer
Faculty since 2002

Email
707-654-1774
Faculty Office Bldg., Rm. 104

B.S., Biology, San Diego State University, 1987

B.S., Public Health, Drew University of Medicine
 and Science, 1994

Physician Assistant Certification

Ralph J. Ortolano Jr.
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2016

Email
707-654-1043
Boathouse, Rm. 104

 
B.S., Nautical Science, 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1984
 
J.D., Law, Loyola Law School,
Loyola Marymount University, 1988
 
M.A., Journalism,
University of Southern California, 2003
 
M.A., National Security and Strategic Affairs,
U.S. Naval War College, 2014
 
Chief Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean
 
1600-Ton Master, Any Ocean
 
First Class Harbor Pilot, Unlimited,
San Pedro Bay and Approaches
 
First Class Harbor Pilot, Unlimited,
Anaheim Bay and Approaches
 

Scott M. Powell
Associate Professor
Faculty since 2009

Email
707-654-1797
Simulation Center, Rm. 211

A.A.S., Marine Technology,
Great Lakes Maritime Academy/
Northwestern Michigan College, 1998

B.S., Business Administration,
Ferris State University, 2003

M.S., International Transportation Management,
SUNY Maritime College, 2008

Graduate Certificate, Technology Integration
Boise State University, 2015
 

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

First Class Pilot, between Duluth, Gary, Buffalo,
and between Port Weller and Cape Vincent

Fred  Reiman
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2014

Email
707-654-1409
Boathouse, Rm. 104

B.A., Business Administration,
Seattle University, 1982

Master 500 Tons, Any Ocean

Mate 1600 Tons, Any Ocean

First Class Pilot, Tanapag Harbor, Saipan

Scott Saarheim
Maritime Vocational Instructor II
Faculty since 2000

Email
707-654-1206
Simulation Center, Rm. 209

B.S., Marine Transportation,
California Maritime Academy, 1991

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

William E. Schmid
Maritime Vocational Instructor IV
Faculty since 2000

Email
707-654-1235
Simulation Center, Rm. 203

B.S., Nautical Science,
Maine Maritime Academy, 1978

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

First Class Pilot, Hinchinbrook Entrance to
Rocky Point, AK

Robert Stewart
Professor
Faculty Early Retirement Program
Faculty since 1982

Email
707-654-1237
Simulation Center, Rm. 202

B.S., Marine Transportation,
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1975

M.P.A., CSU Hayward, 1988

D.P.A., Public Administration,
Golden Gate University, 1997

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Marisa Sutro
Maritime Vocational Lecturer

Faculty since 2015

Email
707-654-1774
Simulation Center, Rm. 202

B.S., Marine Transportation,
California Maritime Academy, 2014

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Monique S. Watanabe
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2014

Email
707-654-1256
Simulation Center, Rm. 215

B.S., Marine Transportation,
California Maritime Academy, 2010

Second Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Daniel Weinstock
Professor
Faculty since 1996

Email
707-654-1239
Simulation Center, Rm. 109

B.S., Nautical Industrial Technology,
California Maritime Academy, 1984

M.S., Education, Dowling College, 1995

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

James A. West
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2013

Email
707-654-1279
Simulation Center, Rm. 207

A.A., Business Administration,
Cañada College, 1981

Master of Towing Vessels

1600-Ton Master

 


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