Dr. Megan Davis-Hodgkins

Anton Post, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Before joining FAU Harbor Branch, Anton Post, Ph.D., served as the executive director of the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island. Post earned a Ph.D. in microbiology, a Master of Science degree in aquatic microbial ecology and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Amsterdam. He began his research career as a graduate student nearly four decades ago in the Netherlands and went on to the Hebrew University for his postdoctoral work. Over the course of a 20-year career of research and teaching, he climbed the ranks to full professor before being promoted to academic leadership roles.
Post is well-published, with 120 peer-reviewed publications, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including being named visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earning the Gruss-Lipper Fellowship at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. He has held several similar leadership positions at state universities, overseeing multimillion-dollar budgets comprised mainly of competitively awarded research grants. In recent years, he also served as a program director in the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation.


Dr. Megan Davis-HodgkinsMegan Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director, Academic Affairs & Economic Development
Research Professor

Megan Davis, Ph.D., oversees academic affairs and economic development at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute as the Associate Executive Director. Her career spans 40 years and includes research in the areas of marine science, ecology and aquaculture. Dr. Davis’ experience encompasses a wide range of leadership roles in research, academics, for-profit companies, technology transfer, institutional leadership and administration. She is a graduate from Florida Institute of Technology and has been with Harbor Branch since 1996. Her interests include development of aquaculture species for food and stock enhancement and providing training to advance the aquaculture industry. Dr. Davis was a co-founder of the world’s first queen conch farm in the Caribbean, where she was instrumental in developing commercial techniques for queen conch aquaculture. She is a board member for the  Consortium for Ocean Leadership , the  Florida Ocean Alliance  and the  St. Lucie County Economic Development Council , serves on the Management Board for the  Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program  and is a member of the  NOAA Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Aquaculture Task Force.

Paul Wills

Paul Wills, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Research
Research Professor

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Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Education
Research Professor

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Patric Boles

Patrick Boles

Associate Executive Director of Operations

Julie Pettingill

Julie Pettingill

Director, Bus./Fin Aux. Services

Greg Morgan

Gregory Morgan

Director, Business Services

Cara Perry

Cara Perry

Assistant Vice President of Communication, FAU Northern Campuses



Norma Gammons

Norma Gammons

Assistant to Harbor Branch Executive Director