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Postal address:

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

Fax:

(979) 458-1617

Jim Rosser Manager of Development, IT & Databases Michael Berardi Information Technology Configuration Manager Philip Gates Supervisor of Information Technology Algie Morgan Supervisor of Applications Development Rakesh Mithal Supervisor of Databases and Archives Saravanakumar Nagarajan Software Applications Developer III Timothy Blaisdell Software Applications Developer IV Hai (James) Zhao Software Applications Developer IV Alekhya Behara Software Applications Developer II James Brattin Software Applications Developer II Dan Cary Software Applications Developer II Rick Menzel Software Applications Developer II Steven Thomas Marine Computer Specialist Michael Hodge Associate Marine Computer Specialist James Cordray Help Desk Supervisor Cesar Flores Supervisor of Information Technology Infrastructure Services David Fackler Senior Information Technology Professional II Matt Nobles Senior Information Technology Professional I Courtney Landry Help Desk Technician II Nick Logan Help Desk Technician II Kerry Mullins Help Desk Technician II Michael Cannon Associate Marine Computer Specialist Minh Huynh Associate Marine Computer Specialist IODP: Development, IT & Databases Organization Chart IODP Titles • FY21 Updated 1 April 2021 Leads JRSO’s information technology team and manages IT activities on shore and afloat: application development and integration, database management, infrastructure and desktop support, and IT security risk management. Jim Rosser Manager of Development, IT & Databases Manages all aspects of JRSO’s configuration management program on ship and shore: asset management, software licensing, IT project management, audits, policy review, service catalog maintenance, hardware and software procurement, system installations, and enterprise architecture baseline documentation; assists department manager with preparing reports and managing contacts and section budgets. Michael Berardi Information Technology Configuration Manager Provides supervision, staffing, and support of shipboard and shore-based IT services: computer and network systems, user-oriented computer services (including Internet access and email), 24/7 ship/shore satellite connectivity, help desk services, IT security risk management, and community access to Program information. Philip Gates Supervisor of Information Technology Provides supervision, staffing, and support of shore-based IT infrastructure: equips and manages shore-based server and network facilities; provides technical management and operations support for a heterogeneous network computing environment; ensures IT infrastructure is secure and patched; assists supervisor in preparing budgets. Cesar Flores Supervisor of Information Technology Infrastructure Services Provides systems administration services in support of shore IT operations: administers shore-based computer server services; provides technical management and operations support for a heterogeneous network computing environment on shore; and ensures IT infrastructure is secure and patched. David Fackler Senior Information Technology Professional II Provides systems administration services in support of shore IT operations: administers shore-based computer server services; provides technical management and operations support for a heterogeneous network computing environment on shore; and ensures IT infrastructure is secure and patched. Matt Nobles Senior Information Technology Professional I Supervises Help Desk staff and facilitates management and maintenance of all shore-based desktop hardware and software: reviews, assigns, and tracks customer help requests and new requirements while coordinating work with appropriate technician(s) for ticket resolution; assists with providing consultation support to staff in the use of desktop hardware and software applications; and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. James Cordray Help Desk Supervisor Provides desktop computer support to shore-based JRSO customers: provides administrative support for Help Desk, which supports all shore-based computer desktops (hardware and software); assists with maintenance of all shore-based computer environments (hardware and software); and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. Courtney Landry Help Desk Technician II Provides desktop computer support to shore-based JRSO customers: provides administrative support for Help Desk, which supports all shore-based computer desktops (hardware and software); assists with maintenance of all shore-based computer environments (hardware and software); and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. Nick Logan Help Desk Technician II Provides desktop computer support to shore-based JRSO customers: provides administrative support for Help Desk, which supports all shore-based computer desktops (hardware and software); assists with maintenance of all shore-based computer environments (hardware and software); and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. Kerry Mullins Help Desk Technician II Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Michael Hodge Associate Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Michael Cannon Associate Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Minh Huynh Associate Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Steven Thomas Marine Computer Specialist Supervises day-to-day activities of application development team toward successful completion of development projects: responsible for design, coding, testing, review, maintenance, security, accessibility, and documentation of JRSO custom applications and programming standards. Algie Morgan Supervisor of Applications Development Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Timothy Blaisdell Software Applications Developer IV Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Hai (James) Zhao Software Applications Developer IV Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Alekhya Behara Software Applications Developer II Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. James Brattin Software Applications Developer II Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Dan Cary Software Applications Developer II Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Rick Menzel Software Applications Developer II Leads and manages all database management, data discovery and archiving, and business application development-related tasks and services provided by JRSO in support of riserless drilling vessel operations: provides database management for systems that collect, store, and distribute all data, cores, and samples; ensures all databases and business applications are patched and secure; and oversees the data discovery and archiving processes. Rakesh Mithal Supervisor of Databases and Archives Develops and maintains business software applications and databases: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for business software applications and databases used for procurement, inventory, logistics, and expedition crewing; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Saravanakumar Nagarajan Software Applications Developer III

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Rosser, Jim

Manager of Development, IT & Databases
rosser@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9324
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Berardi, Michael

Configuration Manager
berardi@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 458-3955

Information Technology & Support
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Gates, Philip

Supervisor of Information Technology
gates@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9298
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Flores, Cesar

Supervisor of Information Technology Infrastructure Services
flores@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-8948
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Fackler, David

Senior Information Technology Professional II
fackler@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3683
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Nobles, Matthew

Senior Information Technology Professional I
nobles@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-4847
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Cordray, James

Help Desk Supervisor
cordray@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1789
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Landry, Courtney

Help Desk Technician II
landry@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6484
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Logan, Nick

Help Desk Technician II
logan@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6484
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Mullins, Kerry

Help Desk Technician II
mullins@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6484
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Cannon, Michael

Associate Marine Computer Specialist
cannon@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3853
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Hodge, Michael

Associate Marine Computer Specialist
hodge@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-4845
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Huynh, Minh

Associate Marine Computer Specialist
huynh@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-4849
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Thomas, Steven

Marine Computer Specialist
thomas@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 458-1615

Applications Development
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Morgan, Algie

Supervisor of Applications Development
morgan_a@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2197
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Blaisdell, Timothy

Software Applications Developer IV
blaisdell@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9323
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Zhao, Hai (James)

Software Applications Developer IV
zhao_h@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6635
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Behara, Alekhya

Software Applications Developer II
behara@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3044
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Brattin, James

Software Applications Developer II
brattin@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1405
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Cary, Dan

Software Applications Developer II
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Menzel, Rick

Software Applications Developer II
menzel@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1405

Databases
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Mithal, Rakesh

Supervisor of Databases and Archives
mithal@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1096
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Nagarajan, Saravanakumar

Software Applications Developer III
nagarajan@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-3530