Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, Extension Director/Administrator, Sea Grant
Steve Sempier serves as the Outreach and Deputy Director of Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) where he leads the program’s extension, outreach, and education team. During the past 14 years he has also coordinated one and led five regional or national extension-related projects that each included four or more Sea Grant programs and covered an array of topics from oil spill science to hydrologic restoration to identifying and prioritizing regional coastal research needs. Prior to joining Sea Grant Steve worked in outreach, education, and research administration positions in Oregon, California, Mississippi, Minnesota, Utah, and Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. in Coastal Sciences at University of Southern Mississippi, M.S. in Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University, and B.S. in Marine Science at Eckerd College, Florida.