Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Public Administration and Policy
Dr. Morgan Gopnik is an expert on ocean and coastal policy, with a particular focus on integrated marine spatial planning. Dr. Gopnik served as director of the Ocean Studies Board at the National Academy of Sciences, as senior advisor to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, and as Senior Vice President for Programs at the Ocean Conservancy. Currently, Dr. Gopnik provides consulting services for private foundations, national associations, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Clients have included the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the American Petroleum Institute, NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, the Foundation for Ocean Renewables, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, SeaPlan, Monmouth University, and others. Dr. Gopnik holds a Ph.D. in marine science and conservation from Duke University, a masters degree in environmental engineering from Caltech, and a bachelor of science in physical geography from McGill University.