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NGI Leadership Changes Announced

January 27, 2011

Two distinguished research professors from Mississippi State University have joined the leadership at the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) according to Dr. David R. Shaw, MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Robert J. Moorhead, Billie J. Ball Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering, and Donald C. Jackson, Sharp Distinguished Professor of Fisheries, have recently been selected to serve as NGI Director and Deputy Director respectively. Dr. Moorhead is also director of the Geosystems Research Institute, the founding entity for NGI.

Moorhead and Jackson are joining the NGI leadership team of Dr. Bill McAnally, Co-Director and Dr. John Harding, Chief Scientist. The previous director, Dr. Mike Carron, left NGI to accept a position with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

NGI is a NOAA cooperative institute led by Mississippi State University. Other academic partners include the University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Florida State University, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. NGI is also a member of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University.

For full press release, please view: NGI Press Release