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Terrie Klinger


Dr. Terrie Klinger is SMEA’s Director, as well as a Stan and Alta Barer Professor in Sustainability Science. She joined the SMEA faculty in 2001 and became the Director in September 2014. Terrie’s office is in the SMEA main office, room 111 of the Marine Studies Building. Terrie can be reached at (206) 685-2499 or tklinger@uw.edu. More information about Dr. Klinger and her research is available on her profile.

Jackie Chapman

Jackie Chapman

Assistant to the Director

Jackie started at the UW in 2013 and joined SMEA in the spring of 2015. Her responsibilities involve the management of academic and staff human resources, including appointments, recruitments, visa applications and renewals, as well as assisting SMEA’s Director with a variety of projects and building coordination. Jackie’s office is in the SMEA main office, room 113 of the Marine Studies Building. Jackie can be reached at (206) 543-4448 or jachap@uw.edu.

Tiffany DionTiffany Dion

Graduate Program Advisor

Tiffany began at the UW in 2011 and has been with SMEA since 2013. Her responsibilities include advising prospective students starting with the application process on through new student orientation, as well as advising current students on the program of studies, course registration, and graduation requirements. Additionally, she works with faculty in course planning and scholarship awards. She works part-time for SMEA and part-time for the IGERT Program on Ocean Change. Tiffany’s office is in the SMEA main office, room 107 of the Marine Studies Building. You can reach her at (206) 543-0106 or tlcdion@uw.edu.

Suanty KaganSuanty Kaghan

Administrative Specialist

Suanty has been with the School since 1989. Her primary responsibilities at SMEA involve fiscal and administrative management and include budgeting, purchasing, travel, proposal submission, payroll,  and work-study supervision. Suanty’s office is in the SMEA main office, room 105 of the Marine Studies Building. She can be reached at (206) 543-4392 or skaghan@uw.edu.


Shane Krause, Styles Carnley, Greg Olsenit_support

IT Support Team

Shane, Styles and Greg provide IT support to SMEA students, faculty and staff. Shane or one of his team members are on-site at SMEA twice a week; Monday afternoons, 12:45 PM – 4:45 PM, and Thursday mornings, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. You will find them in the SMEA main office, room 103 of the Marine Studies Building. When not in the SMEA main office, they can be reached at (206) 616-7365 or smeahelp@uw.edu. You can also contact them to make appointments outside of their SMEA on-site hours. They are located in Bloedel 156.

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