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Dr. Denny Whitford

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Dr. Denny Whitford graduated from the United States Naval Academy, then served 30 years in the US Navy driving ships, flying planes, forecasting weather and ocean conditions and mapping uncharted seas before retiring at the rank of captain. He holds a PhD degree in oceanography and has been a professor and oceanography department chairperson at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Denny — a former NASA astronaut candidate and listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers — is currently a professor at the University of Maryland, where he has been honored as Professor of the Year.