Dr. Craig E. Dorman

1962:  Bachelor of Arts, Geography, Summa cum Laude, Senior Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1969: Masters of Science with honors, Oceanography, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

1972:  PhD, Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, Cambridge and Woods Hole, MA

1980:  National War College, Washington, DC


Craig Dorman attended Dartmouth College on a Navy scholarship and remained in naval service until he retired in the rank of Rear Admiral (RDML) early in 1989. His naval career was equally divided between operational tours and command in Naval Special Warfare (UDT/SEAL Teams) and management of oceanographic and antisubmarine warfare research and development programs from Washington, DC.

Upon leaving the Navy he served as Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, until 1993. He returned to Washington DC to become Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering for Laboratory Management, and then moved to London as Chief Scientist and Technical Director of the Office of Naval Research’s International Field Office from 1995 to 1997.

While in London he was on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment from the Applied Physics Laboratory of Pennsylvania State University and held an appointment as Visiting Professor at Imperial College.

He again returned to Washington to serve as special assistant and then Chief Scientist at the Office of Naval Research, from 1998 through 2001. During this period he was actively involved in interagency issues dealing with the intersection of national security, intelligence, and the environment.

Early in 2002 he began service as Vice President for Research for the University of Alaska Statewide System, and in 2003 added responsibility for Academic Affairs. Mr. Dorman retired from the University of Alaska in September 2007.  He has served on Boards of both industry and academic institutions, and directed studies and reviews for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Research Council, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution.  He resides in Arlington, VA.


Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks (retired); US Navy (retired)


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