- Assistant Professor, Science and Mathematics, College of Integrative Science and Arts
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Steve started his career at ASU in 2016, as one of the few marine ecologists to end up in the desert! He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in environmental science and music. Steve then received his Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries, and his Master’s degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science. After graduate school, Steve worked as a Research Fisheries Assessment Biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Miami, where he conducted stock assessments on commercially important reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico and provided management advice to regional management bodies. Steve then worked as a Senior Research Scientist for Nova Southeastern University, where he was a Khalid bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation Fellow. During this time, Steve contributed to the Global Reef Expedition by using remotely sensed and ground-truthed data to develop depth elevation and habitat maps of coral reefs for resource managers in Small Island Developing States. Steve’s research interests include using quantitative tools and a systems-based approach to support natural resource management.
- PhD, Marine Biology and Fisheries, University of Miami, 2012
- MA, Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami, 2006
- BS, Environmental Studies and Music, University of Richmond, 2004