Carl Friedrichs, professor and oceanographer at the College’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, recently received Virginia’s highest honor for professors. He is one of 12 recipients of the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA), which recognizes the finest among Virginia’s faculty for their demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and public service.
p. Friedrichs, who has been a professor of marine science at VIMS since 1987, is the fourth faculty member from VIMS to receive an OFA from the state, and has consistently garnered exemplary student evaluations. His research covers a wide range of topics in geological oceanography, physical oceanography and marine science and touches on many issues of environmental concern. Friedrichs has been the author or co-author of 64 peer-reviewed publications and has been the principal investigator on 21 federally funded research grants totaling $5.8 million.