George August Maul Author of Evaluating Organization Development

George August Maul

Professor of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Technology

Dr. Maul teaches oceanography, meteorology, Earth system science, and research vessel operations at Florida Tech, and is an avid champion for seagoing hands-on learning. His research interests include quantifying sea level, temperature, and coastal change. Prof. Maul is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society, and is the 2016 Medalist of the Florida Academy of Sciences.


George Maul graduated college as a licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, and then served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Lieutenant Commander Maul was initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Shellbacks at 44 West Longitude.  As a NOAA oceanographer, he earned three Distinguished Authorship Awards, and was chief scientist on major research cruises. Dr. Maul was a vice chairman in the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, chairman of the joint IOC/UNEP Task Team on Climatic Change in the Wider Caribbean Region, founding chairman - IOCARIBE Tsunami Steering Group of Experts, chairman of the Florida COOS Consortium, president of SECOORA - the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association of IOOS, head of Florida Tech's Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, and president of Florida Tech's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.


    BS, New York Maritime College; PhD, University of Miami

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Physical oceanography of the North Atlantic Ocean and its role in Earth's climate system; quantifying Florida sea level rise and coastal temperature change; tsunami hazards of the Intra-Americas Sea; developing the coastal ocean observing system for the southeastern USA; Earth system science education; interdisciplinary solutions to contemporary environmental issues.

Personal Interests

    Community service as a brother and faculty adviser to Florida Tech's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega; numerous positions as an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America; Lay Eucharistic Minister in the Episcopal Church; volunteer with the National Weather Service to create Tsunami-Ready communities on the Atlantic seaboard; Lifelong Scholar Society lecturer on coastal hazards.


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