Brian Taylor appointed Dean of the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

University of Hawaiʻi
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jun 15, 2006

KAPOLEI, Oʻahu — The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) approved the appointment of Brian Taylor as dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Taylor‘s appointment is for three years, effective July 1, 2006.

Taylor has served as acting dean of research at SOEST since 1994 and has been a faculty member at UH Mānoa since 1982. He has extensive knowledge of the sciences, credentials as a researcher and educator, has authored a broad list of publications, and has been an integral part of the SOEST leadership team.

Taylor‘s expertise in marine affairs is his major focus at SOEST where he has successfully secured more than $8 million in grants and contracts. He oversees a number of areas including Ship Operations, Marine Technicians, Oceanographic Instrumentation, Shipboard Scientific Equipment and Seafloor Mapping.

Active in extramural research affairs, Taylor serves on the Board of Governors for the Joint Oceanographic Institutions and the Consortium of Oceanographic Research and Education. He has also exhibited scientific leadership with the western Pacific ALVIN submersible dive program, the continental MARGINS program, the Ocean Drilling Program and the decadel program of RIDGE 2000 integrated studies in the Lau Basin.

"Leadership at SOEST is of critical importance to the success of our research enterprise," said Mānoa Chancellor Denise Konan. "In Brian Taylor we have someone who knows SOEST and can move easily into the dean‘s office."

Prior to joining the faculty at Mānoa, Taylor served as an adjunct research scientist with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a visiting researcher with the Départment de Géotectonique at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and with the Départment de Géologie at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Taylor received his doctoral and master‘s degrees in marine geology and geophysics from Columbia University, and a bachelor of science degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Sydney.