George A. Maul currently is a professor of oceanography at the Florida Institute of Technology, where for 20 years, he was department head of Marine and Environmental Systems; he is a recipient of Faculty Senate Excellence Awards for Service, and for Teaching. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) from the New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, and was a licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer; he received his doctorate from the University of Miami, where he later taught as Adjunct Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography.
George served 9 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and 25 years as a research oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; he received 5 Outstanding Performance Awards and 3 Distinguished Authorship Awards at NOAA. Dr. Maul has been chief scientist on numerous oceanographic cruises, and has published over 200 refereed articles and book chapters on oceanography and meteorology, editorials, technical reports, refereed abstracts, and books. He is a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and the 2016 Florida Academy of Sciences Medalist.