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D. Benjamin Reeder
Research Associate Professor
Ocean Acoustics Laboratory
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-525-5255
Email: dbreeder (at)
PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002
Oceanographic Engineering
BS - Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 1988
  • Current Position
    • Research Associate Professor, Ocean Acoustics Laboratory, Dept. of Oceanography Oct. 24, 2011 - Present
  • Recent Positions
    • Program Officer, Ocean Acoustics (Code 322OA), Office of Naval Research, Sept. 2007 - Sept. 2011
    • Deputy, Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research Division (322), Office of Naval Research, Sept. 2007 - Sept. 2011
  • Service
    • U.S. National Liaison Officer, Science Committee (2007-2011); NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia, Italy
    • Assistant to the Designated Federal Officer (2008-2011); Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, Washington, DC
    • SPAWAR PMW-120 Advisory Panel (2009-2010); Assessment and Exploitation of Marine Biologic Effects on Reverberation and Sonar Performance (AEMBERS)
  • US Navy experience
    • Meteorology and Oceanography Officer, 1994-2011
    • Nuclear Engineering Officer, Submarines, 1988-1993
    • Qualified Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, 2003
    • Qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer, U.S. Navy, 1992
    • Qualified Submarine Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, 1991
  • Ocean acoustics, with applications to ASW and MIW
  • Teaching Experience
    • Sound in the Ocean (OC 3260) (NPS)
    • Ocean Acoustic Prediction (OC 4267) (NPS)
    • Tactical Oceanography (OC 4270) (NPS)
  • Other Teaching Experience
    • Fundamentals and Applications of Underwater Sound (MIT 13.851), Feb.-May 1999, Teaching Assistant, MIT
  • Ocean acoustics, theory and experiment
    • Interaction of sound with marine organisms
    • Interaction of sound with water column and seabed structure
    • Ocean noise characterization and prediction
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
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