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International Ocean Discovery Program
Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station TX 77845-9547
USA

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Main office: (979) 845-0876
Shipping and Receiving: (979) 845-2374

Mitch Malone Assistant Director, JRSO, and Manager of Science Operations Brittany Stockmaster Research Clearance & Permitting Specialist Donna Hoover Administrative Coordinator II John Van Hyfte Supervisor of Engineering and Logistics Support Katerina Petronotis Supervisor of Science Support Kevin Grigar Supervisor of Operations Support Carlos Alvarez Zarikian Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Peter Blum Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Laurel Childress Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Emily Estes Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Tobias Höfig Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Denise Kulhanek Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leah LeVay Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Trevor Williams Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Stephen Midgley Operations Superintendent William Rhinehart Operations Engineer Mitch Mitchell Materials Specialist Andrew Howard Staff Engineer Dean Ferrell Staff Designer Eric Schulte Staff Designer Vacant Staff Designer Karen Graber Staff Researcher Vacant Project Engineer Timothy Bronk Marine Logistics Coordinator Tyrone Brashear IODP Materials Technician Michael Hadley International Shipping and Receiving Specialist IODP: Science Operations Organization Chart IODP Titles • FY20 Updated 1 October 2020 Karen Graber Staff Researcher Assists JRSO Director in all aspects of JRSO operations and leads and manages science operations: expedition planning, implementation, and postexpedition assessment; science, operational, engineering, and logistical support; expedition scheduling, clearance, and safety reviews. Mitch Malone Assistant Director, JRSO, and Manager of Science Operations Obtains clearance for operations in territorial seas, exclusive economic zones, and extended continental shelf waters; obtains environmental studies for permitting; ensures clearance for cabling and other seafloor hazards. Brittany Stockmaster Research Clearance & Permitting Specialist Provides administrative support for Science Operations activities: expedition staffing correspondence and database; restricted party screening; invoices and order requisition processing and reconciliation; departmental supplies. Donna Hoover Administrative Coordinator II Oversees design, development, and implementation of technical systems and engineering equipment for coring, drilling, and reentry systems, legacy hole completions, and downhole instruments; oversees activities of logistical support team; supervises tool shops, downhole instrumentation lab, warehouses, and laydown yard. John Van Hyfte Supervisor of Engineering and Logistics Support Coordinates JRSO vessel resupply activities and oncoming and offgoing personnel with ship’s agent and vessel owner's representative. Timothy Bronk Marine Logistics Coordinator Oversees inventory and safe operations of JRSO warehouse, pipe yard, dock, and shops and use and maintenance of vehicles, forklifts, and cranes; trains and supervises student workers and courier functions; assists shipping and receiving in fabrication of crates, loading, and unloading; acts as shipping and receiving specialist when required. Tyrone Brashear IODP Materials Technician Coordinates JRSO shipping and receiving effort; responsible for compliance with hazardous material handling and shipping procedures; assists in monitoring safety procedures in the Shipping/Receiving loading dock area and shop. Michael Hadley International Shipping and Receiving Specialist Provides engineering support for development of mechanical or electronic systems for scientific drilling/coring operations, completions, and downhole instruments; provides engineering support for drilling operations. Andrew Howard Staff Engineer Supports design, development, improvement, and testing of downhole instruments; oversees routine calibration of instruments and downhole tools; maintains test facilities and laboratories; maintains and repairs test structures, machinery, and instruments; supports design testing installation. Dean Ferrell Staff Designer Supports design, development, improvement, and testing of mechanical or electronic systems for scientific drilling/coring operations, completions, and downhole instruments; produces engineering CAD-based designs; provides design support; supports operations and engineering tools. Eric Schulte Staff Designer Supports design, development, improvement, and testing of downhole instruments; oversees engineering lab and rig data acquisition; maintains test facilities and laboratories; maintains and repairs test structures, machinery, and instruments; routine calibration of instruments, downhole tools; supports design testing installation. Vacant Staff Designer Provides technical documentation and writing support for engineering and operations; administers JRSO digital asset management system. Karen Graber Staff Researcher Carries out design, development, improvement, and testing of downhole instruments used in scientific drilling and coring operations; supports surface data acquisition systems and drilling control systems. Vacant Project Engineer Oversees operational expedition planning and implementation including budget and cost estimates; sails as an operations superintendent. Kevin Grigar Supervisor of Operations Support Responsible for operational planning and implementa-tion; provides drilling time and cost estimates for expedition and drilling proposals; oversees shipboard activities of drilling and wireline logging subcontractors; ensures safe operations and compliance with EPSP and TAMU safety panel guidelines. Stephen Midgley Operations Superintendent Maintains and develops equipment, procedures, and guidelines and recommends improvements for drilling and coring systems; cross trains with and supports the Materials Specialist in providing all required operation supplies, equipment, and hardware in support of expeditions; sails as an operations superintendent. William Rhinehart Operations Engineer Manages acquisition of operational and engineering hardware, supplies, and equipment; coordinates and tracks machine shop work; works with Core Techs to ensure inventory and identify hardware and QA issues; assists in cost projection and cost to complete activities. Mitch Mitchell Materials Specialist Supervises staff scientists who lead the implementation of expeditions; oversees expedition scientific staffing; sails as expedition project manager; provides scientific expertise to improve services; represents JRSO at IODP panel meetings. Katerina Petronotis Supervisor of Science Support Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Carlos Alvarez Zarikian Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Peter Blum Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Laurel Childress Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Emily Estes Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Tobias Höfig Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Denise Kulhanek Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Leah LeVay Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist Leads project management team to plan and implement expeditions and postcruise activities; conducts research and participates in education and outreach activities; provides scientific advice and leadership on lab developments; acts as a JRSO liaison to IODP panels. Trevor Williams Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist

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Malone, Mitch

Assistant Director, JRSO
and Manager of Science Operations
malone@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5218
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Hoover, Donna

Administrative Coordinator
hoover@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3602
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Stockmaster, Brittany

Research Clearance and Permitting Specialist
stockmaster@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-0842

Science Support
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Petronotis, Katerina

Supervisor of Science Support
petronotis@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1410
Web page
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Alvarez Zarikian, Carlos

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
zarikian@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2522
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Blum, Peter

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
blum@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9299
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Childress, Laurel

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
childress@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-0506
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Estes, Emily

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
estes@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 458-2730
Web page
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Höfig, Tobias

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
hoefig@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2101
Web page
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Kulhanek, Denise

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
kulhanek@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2024
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LeVay, Leah

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
levay@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-2283
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Williams, Trevor

Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
williams@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 458-3230
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Engineering and Logistics Support
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Van Hyfte, John

Supervisor of Engineering and Logistics Support
vanhyfte@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2144
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Howard, Andrew

Staff Engingeer
howard@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6317
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Ferrell, Dean

Senior Designer
ferrell@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1961
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Schulte, Eric

Senior Designer
schulte@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2190
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Graber, Karen

Staff Researcher
graber@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-7924
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Bronk, Tim

Marine Logistics Coordinator
bronk@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5754
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Brashear, Tyrone

IODP Materials Technician
brashear@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2113
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Hadley, Michael

International Shipping and Receiving Specialist
hadley@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5780

Operational Support
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Grigar, Kevin

Supervisor of Operations Support
grigar@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2294
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Midgley, Stephen

Operations Superintendent
midgley@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2329
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Rhinehart, William

Operations Engineer
rhinehart@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1961
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Mitchell, Mitch

Materials Specialist
rmitchell@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2424