Board Member, Baton Rouge, LA
Professor and Dean, College of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University (LSU)
Christopher is an environmental champion, dedicated educator, recognized leader, and passionate supporter of music. Prior to his position at LSU, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg from 2004-2009. From 1999-2002 he worked at the University at Albany, SUNY as a professor, operations manager for the SUNY Research Foundation, and Vice President for Research. For 22 years, Christopher worked in Maryland, both at the University System of Maryland and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He spent 10 years as the director of the Maryland Sea Grant College Program. Also, he was appointed as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of the Biological Oceanography Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.