2016 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer: Robert F. Young, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Science and Director of Undergraduate Research
“Fins, Flukes and Flippers: The Ecology and Management of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Carolinas”
Robert F. Young, Ph.D. Professor of Marine Science and Director of Undergraduate Research Rob Young is a professor of marine science and the director of undergraduate research at Coastal Carolina University. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and his doctoral degree in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He has served as the department chair for marine science and the associate provost for grants and sponsored research at CCU and as the president of the South Carolina Marine Educators Association. He is currently the state coordinator for the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network. His research and publications have focused primarily on the ecology of bottlenose dolphins in the southeastern United States and on the behavior, ecology and population biology of fishes in the southeastern U.S. He has also developed and directed or co-directed numerous marine and environmental education programs for 2016 students and teachers at all levels.