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Marine Transportation
Faculty

 Samuel R. Pecota

Professor and Chair, 
Marine Transportation

Director, Academic Simulation Programs

The Jacobsen, Stevens, Aspland Families Distinguished Professor
Faculty since 2001

Email
707-654-1164

B.S. Nautical Science,
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1980

M.A., Transportation Management,
American Military University, 2005

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Tom Allen
Maritime Vocational Instructor III
Faculty since 1996

707-654-1260
Boatswain
Robert J. Brown
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2005
 
707-654-1710

B.S., Nautical Industrial Technology
California Maritime Academy, 1986

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Master of Towing Vessels

1600-Ton Master, Any Ocean

Steven Browne
Professor

Director, Faculty Affairs
Facutly since 2004

707-654-1162

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

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

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

David W. Coleman
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 1999

707-654-1409

B.S., Nautical Industrial Technology,
California Maritime  Academy, 1986

M.A., Higher Educational Leadership
and Policy Studies, 
CSU Sacramento, 2010

Second Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Master of Towing Vessels

1600-Ton Master, Any Ocean

Britt T. Elliott
Maritime Vocational Instructor IV
Faculty since 1996

707-654-1254

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

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

Mark P. Hensley
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2004

707-654-1279

B.S., Nautical Science,
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1970

Master Mariner, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Master Mariner, Auxiliary Sail Vessels,
Limited Tonnage

First Class Pilot, Hinchinbrook Entrance to Rocky Point, AK

 Valerie E. Holl McGowan
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2013
 
707-654-1774

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

Third Mate, Unlimited,  Any Ocean

Destiny Knudson
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2013
 
707-654-1279

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

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

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

 Peter G. McGroarty
Maritime Vocational Instructor IV
Faculty since 1997
 
707-654-1043
Master Home Trade, Unlimited Tonnage,
United Kingdom, 1980
 Tuuli Messer-Bookman
Professor
Faculty since 1996
 
707-654-1234

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
 
707-654-1774

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

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

Physician Assistant Certification

 Scott M. Powell
Associate Professor
Faculty since 2009
 
707-654-1797

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

Master Mariner, Unlimted, Any Ocean

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

Fred  Reiman
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2014
 
707-654-1256
 
 Scott Saarheim
Maritime Vocational Instructor II
Faculty since 2000
 
707-654-1206

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

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

 William E. Schmid
Maritime Vocational Instructor IV
Faculty since 2000
 
707-654-1235

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 since 1982

707-654-1237

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

Monique S. Watanabe
Maritime Vocational Lecturer
Faculty since 2014
 
707-654-1256

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

Third Mate, Unlimited, Any Ocean

Daniel Weinstock
Professor
Faculty since 1996

707-654-1239

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
 
707-654-1774