OOIFB Members

NSF selected the initial members of the OOIFB from a pool of nominations and self-nominations. Going forward, new appointees will be made by the OOIFB. As is normal when groups such as this are formed, members are given staggered terms. The normal term is 3 years. Members are eligible for renewal to a second term. OOI nominates two members.

Current OOIFB Members

Member Affiliation Position First Term Second Term
Dax SouleQueens CollegeOOIFB Chair08/2022 – 11/2023**
Kendra Daly University of South FloridaOOIFB Immediate Past Chair11/2019 – 11/2021*11/2021 – 11/2023
James PotemraUniversity of HawaiiDSC Chair Interim (non-voting)05/2023 – 09/2024
Paulinus Chigbu University of Maryland Eastern ShoreOOIFB Member09/2021 – 05/202305/2023- 05/2026
Christopher EdwardsUC Santa CruzOOIFB Member11/2022 – 05/202305/2023- 05/2026
Ruoying He North Carolina State UniversityOOIFB Member05/2017 – 05/202105/2021 – 05/2024
Mike MugliaEast Carolina UniversityOOIFB Member09/2023-09/2024
John Wilkin Rutgers UniversityOOIFB Member05/2020 – 05/202105/2021 – 05/2024
Ed Dever Oregon State University OOI Appointee (non-voting)10/2018 – XX
Deborah Kelley University of WashingtonOOI Appointee (non-voting)05/2017 – XX

Notes about Membership:
* Kendra Daly is a charter member of the OOIFB with her first term starting in May 2017. She transitioned to the OOIFB Chair

position in November 2019.
** Dax Soule became a member of the OOIFB in April 2020. He was appointed to the Chair-Elect position in August 2022.

Past OOIFB Members

Member Affiliation Position First Term Second Term
Brian Glazer University of HawaiiOOIFB Member05/2017 – 05/202005/2020 – 06/2022
Sarah GilleScripps Institution of OceanographyOOIFB Member05/2017 – 05/202005/2020 – 06/2021
Larry AtkinsonOld Dominion UniversityOOIFB Past Chair05/2017 – 11/201911/2019 – 12/2020
James O’DonnellUniversity of ConnecticutOOIFB Member05/2017 – 05/201805/2018 – 05/2020
Sheri WhiteWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionOOI Appointee05/2017 – 09/2018
Tim CroneLamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryDSC Chair09/2018 – 09/202109/2021 – 05/2023

The starting date for OOIFB membership was May 1, 2017. See the OOIFB Charter for details on membership.