Chris Dodge

Science Faculty
Wilderness Trips 

Environmental Outdoor Education Faculty

  • Southampton College of Long Island University, B.S., Marine Vertebrate Biology
  • Southern Connecticut State University, M.S., Biology
  • SEAMester - Semester at Sea, Ocean Classroom Foundation
  • United States Coast Guard - 100 Ton Master of Inland Waters Captain’s License
  • NGSX: Next Generation Science Exemplar Professional Development
  • CT DoE Next Generation Science Standards workshop for informal educators
  • American Red Cross - Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, AED certification

Chris has been a science educator based in southeastern CT for over ten years.  He specializes in hands-on, on-the-water marine science education. His work has included time teaching onboard research vessels, in the field, and in both traditional laboratory and classroom settings.  He’s taught elementary through college students. Chris serves as adjunct faculty in the Biology Department of Southern Connecticut State University, where he teaches Morphology of Nonvascular Plants and Zoology Lab.

Despite a lifelong love and educational focus in all things marine science, Chris is a lover of all the outdoors (land or sea) and any authentic scientific offerings that nature can provide. Having grown up in Lyme, CT, he is familiar with the local geology, ecology, flora and fauna, and considers himself an all around Connecticut naturalist. When Chris isn't working, you can find him kayaking, sailing, pressing marine algae, backpacking, hiking, and camping throughout the northeast. He has 15 of Colorado’s 14-thousand foot peaks under his belt, and most recently completed a Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.


  • Marine Science Educator & Captain - Project Oceanology
  • Adjunct Faculty - Department of Biology: Southern Connecticut State University
  • Morphology of Nonvascular Plants & Zoology
  • Research Tech in Phytoplankton Lab of Dr. Christopher Gobler Ph.D.
  • Race Crew onboard Melges 24 and Swan 69