Meet the Dean


CFOS Dean Dr. S. Bradley Moran

Dr. S. Bradley  Moran


College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
2150 Koyukuk Drive, Suite 245
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-7210



Dalhousie University
Ph.D., Oceanography
Concordia University
B.Sc., Chemistry, Inst. for Cooperative Education


Dr. S. Bradley Moran is Dean of the Collegeof Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Acting Director of the Obama Administration’s National Ocean Council, Assistant Director for Ocean Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Program Director in the Chemical Oceanography Program at the National Science Foundation. He focused on implementing federal ocean science policy and facilitating interagency efforts and partnerships on a broad range of ocean policy, resource, economic, and national security matters. In his previous academic position as Professor of Oceanography in the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, he served as Co-Director of the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and as Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Moran’s principal research interests include the application of uranium-series and artificial radionuclides as tracers of marine geochemical processes, and fostering economic development partnerships in energy and environmental research, technology, policy, and education. In 2007, he envisioned and implemented the nation’s first Masters of Business Administration-Masters of Oceanography dual degree, the “Blue MBA”. He is currently an Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans and Editorial Board member of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering and the Journal of Marine Research. Dr. Moran is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Board of Directors of the Alaska Ocean Observing System, the Advisory Board of the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center, the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicineand the Board of Directors of the North Pacific Research Board.

Dr. Moran received a B.Sc. in chemistry from Concordia University, a Ph.D. in oceanography from Dalhousie University, and conducted his postdoctoral research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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