Research

James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club

The Million Dollar Club honors faculty members that have received over one million dollars in research funding.

In his 34-year tenure at UNCW, the Million Dollar Club namesake, James Merritt, has procured over 14 million dollars in grant and contracts. Dr. Merritt is Director Emeritus of the Center for Marine Science (CMS) and coordinates the Lower Cape Fear River Research and Education Program. Dr. Dan Baden, Director of CMS, calls Merritt a "grand collaborator, seeing ways in which people can work together to gain leverage on difficult marine science issues." Dean Robert Roer says about Merritt, "he has dedicated over thirty years at UNCW to conducting and facilitating research in the coastal environment." He started at UNCW in 1973 as an assistant professor of biology and marine biology, serving as chair of the Biology and Marine Biology Department from 1978 to 1988 and Director of CMS from 1986 to 1999. The UNCW million dollar club honors James Merritt.

The following faculty are members of the James F. Merritt Million Dollar Club:

  • Shah Alam, Aquaculture
  • Midori Albert, Anthropology
  • Paulo Almeida, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Troy Alphin, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Diana Ashe, Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Leadership
  • G. Brooks Avery, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dan Baden, Center for Marine Science
  • Craig Bailey, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Scott Baker, Center for Marine Science
  • Cathy Barlow, Education
  • Frederick Bingham, Physics and Physical Oceanography
  • Jess Boersma, Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Perri Bomar, School of Nursing
  • Andrea Bourdelais, Center for Marine Science
  • Michael Bradley, Marine Trade Services
  • Lawrence Cahoon, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Rebecca Caldwell, Division of Student Affairs
  • Carol Chase Thomas, Education
  • Cara Cilano, English
  • Caroline Clements, Psychology
  • Dale Cohen, Psychology
  • Douglas Coker, Center for Marine Science
  • Edna Collins, Education
  • William Cooper, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Maryann Davies, Education
  • Steve Demski, Public Service and Continuing Studies
  • Darwin Dennison, Health and Applied Human Services
  • Richard Dillaman, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Jennifer Dorton, Center for Marine Science
  • Chris Dumas, Economics and Finance
  • Michael Durako, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Steve Emslie, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Martha Everette, Education
  • Chris Finelli, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Arthur Frampton, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Wilson Freshwater, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Liping Gan, Physics and Physical Oceanography
  • Mark Galizio, Psychology
  • Courtney Hackney, Biology and Marine Biology
  • William Harris, Geography and Geology
  • Andrew Hayes, Education
  • Hathia Hayes, Education
  • Russel L. Herman, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Lance Horn, Center for Marine Science
  • Leslie Hossfeld, Sociology and Criminology
  • Michelle Howard-Vital, Public Service and Extended Education
  • Richard Huber, Education
  • Alan Hulbert, NOAA Underwater Research Center
  • Ted Jans, SBTDC
  • Julian Keith, Psychology
  • Robert Kieber, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Steve Kinsey, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Leslie Langer, SBTDC
  • Tom Lankford, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Lynn Leonard, Center for Marine Science
  • David Lindquist, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Susan Lovelace, Center for Marine Science
  • Gabriel G. Lugo, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mike Mallin, Center for Marine Science
  • Ned Martin, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Michael McCartney, Biology and Marine Biology
  • William McLellan, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Ralph Mead, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Stephen Meinhold, Public and International Affairs
  • James Merritt, Center for Marine Science
  • Steve Miller, NOAA Undersea Research Center
  • Mahnaz Moallem, Instruction Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education
  • Marvin Moss, Center for Marine Science
  • Shelby Morge, Early Childhoold, Elementary, Middle, Literacy & Special Education
  • Jerome P. Naar, Center for Marine Science
  • Sridhar Narayan, Computer Science
  • Nora E. Noel, Psychology
  • William Overman, Psychology
  • Laurie Paarlberg,Public and International Affairs
  • Ann Pabst, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Eleni Pappamihiel, Instruction Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education
  • Eric Patterson, Computer Science
  • Joseph Pawlik, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Martin Posey, Biology and Marine Biology
  • James H. Reeves, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Karl Ricanek, Computer Science
  • Robert Roer, Biology and Marine BIology
  • Spencer M. Rogers, Jr., Center for Marine Science
  • Steve Ross, Center for Marine Science
  • Pamela Seaton, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Fran Scarlett, SBTDC
  • Fred Scharf, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Karen Shafer, Science and Math Education Center
  • Thomas Shafer, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Andrew Shepard,NOAA Undersea research Center
  • Ron Sizemore, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Stephen Skrabal, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Bongkuen Song, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Ann Stapleton, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Alina Szmant, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Gene Tagliarini, Computer Science
  • Allison Taylor, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Craig Tobias, Geography and Geology
  • Carmelo Tomas, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Robert Tyndall, Education Leadership
  • Ronald Vetter, Computer Science
  • Charles Ward, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Wade Watanabe, Center for Marine Science
  • David Webster, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Karen Wetherill, Watson School of Education
  • Robert Whitehead, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Robert Wicklund, Academic Affairs
  • Ami Wilbur, Biology and Marine Biology
  • Joan Wiley, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Jeffrey Wright, Center for Marine Science