Roger Mann

Virginia - Appointed At-Large Member (1st Term, Exp. 2019)

Roger Mann was appointed to the Council in 2016. He is currently a professor at The Virginia Institute of Marine Science where he served as Director for Research and Advisory Services for nine years.  He has also held scientific positions at Woods Hole before arriving in Virginia in 1984. 

As Site Director for the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS), an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center of the National Science Foundation, Roger hopes to use his expertise along with industry members to develop research projects that will provide information to maintain sustainable fisheries.

Roger conducts population assessments, physiological and ecological studies of bivalve molluscs and other molluscan species, as well as ecological restoration of oyster reef communities. He has received several professional appointments and academic awards including the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Tribute to Excellence, a two-term Governor's appointment to the Commonwealth's Aquaculture Advisory Board, a School of Marine Science Outstanding Teacher Award and a Plumeri Faculty Award.

He received a B.S. degree from University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. and a Ph.D. from University College of North Wales, Bangor, Wales.

Roger lives in Mathews, VA with his wife Elaine.  They have three sons and a collection of cats. 


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