Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview



History of the Oceanographic Center

Coral Reefs (all aspects)

Marine Industries of South Florida

Port Everglades Authority

Interviewee(s) Bio

Dr. Richard E. Dodge is Dean of, and Professor at, the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (HCNSO). He is also Executive Director of the NSU Oceanographic Center's National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI). NCRI, funded through NOAA and other sources, is devoted to providing management based research focusing on monitoring, assessment, and restoration of coral reefs.

He has also held the following positions at NSU’s Oceanographic Center: Director and Associate Director of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies, Development Officer, Administrative Director, Associate Dean, and Executive Director. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, he is the author of many publications and reports in scientific literature and for various agencies and companies. He has expertise on the effects of natural and man-induced impacts to coral reefs and has served as an expert witness on coral reef injuries. He is a recognized authority on corals and coral reef ecosystems.

To read more about Dr. Richard E. Dodge, visit his profile page here.


This series of interviews was conducted by Dr. Julian Pleasants during the period of 2009-2012 for research in compiling the 50th Anniversary book, The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014. To read more about the completed book, click here.

Host Institution

Nova Southeastern University - NSU Archives

Archives Location

NSU Archives, Row B, 5, 6.

Format Type

Audio CD

Length of Audio/Video

1st disc: 46:12 minutes. 2nd disc: 32:57 minutes.

File Size

1st disc: 105 MB. 2nd disc: 75.3 MB.

Number of Copies

1st disc: 15. 2nd disc: 14.

Date Digitized



Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Higher Education Administration | History | Public History


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Interview with Dr. Richard Dodge - Dean of Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography