Center for Environment & Society at Washington College welcomed veteran marine scientist and educator Douglas
R. Levin as Associate Director. Levin, who was selected after a national search, started his new post on July 1 of 2011. Based at the CES offices in the Custom House, on the
waterfront in historic downtown Chestertown, Levin assists with the day-to-day operations and connect the CES more fully with
the science of the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. He will help Washington College connect students with the water not only
through academics and technology, but also through culture, recreation and special programs. Among his goals is to make
the Chester River the best understood river in the country through the use of technologies he's been working with for over
In announcing the hire, CES director John Seidel said Levin brings “a very
strong and varied background that includes work in private industry, academia and the federal government, along with an energy
and entrepreneurial bent that fits wonderfully into CES and Washington College. Doug’s practical experience and strong
scientific background will be a great benefit to the Center and to our students,” he added.
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