Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

In recognition of significant contribution to the success of a section and its students

The Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

The Faculty Advisor of the Year Award is awarded to a Faculty Advisor from one of the SNAME Student Sections to recognize his or her contribution to the success of a section and its students.  Student Section leaders who wish to nominate their Faculty Advisor may submit nominations to the Student Steering Committee. The Student Steering Committee reviews the nominations and selects a recipient to be submitted and approved by the Awards Committee.

The chosen Faculty Advisor can then select a student or students to be awarded the Bruce and Dorothy Rylander Johnson Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.  This is a $5000 award established and funded by Bruce and Dorothy Rylander Johnson for the Faculty Advisor to recognize a student or students who exemplify outstanding contribution to the field of naval, marine, and ocean engineering studies.

Faculty Advisor of the Year Award Nomination Form


The deadline for nominations is May 19.

Faculty Advisor Award Recipients

2016  Dr. Krish P. Thiagarajan of University of Maine   

2015  Prof. Sander Calisal of Piri Reis University

2014  Prof. Michael Kazek of California Maritime Academy

2013  Prof. Jennifer Ryan of The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding

2012  Cdr. Michael J. Corl of The Coast Guard Academy