Captain Sean S. Bercaw, M.M.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nautical Science

1993 M.M.A. (Master of Marine Affairs), University of Rhode Island
1985 B.S.C.E.- Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1985 Naval Commission following Completion of Navy Reserve Officer Training (NROTC), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

License & Certifications:
USCG License: Ocean Masters Auxiliary Sail 1600 tons, Merchant Mariners Document – AB Sail/Unlimited
FCC License: Marine Radio Operator’s Permit
SCUBA: Certified PADI Rescue Diver
Medical: Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Research Areas & Interests:

Education under Sail, Traditional & Square-Rigged Vessels, Marine Policy, Maritime History, Traditional Fixed Seat Rowing & Racing, Applications of Technology to Human/Marine Endeavors, Oceanographic Research

Courses Taught:

  • Ocean Exploration – Nautical Science
  • Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems – Maritime History & Culture
  • Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems – Marine Environmental History
  • Caribbean Communities and Conservation – Maritime History & Culture
  • Caribbean Communities and Conservation – Marine Environmental History
Sean S. Bercaw
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