Don Hoss

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
John Merriner, Douglas Vaughan, and Joseph W. Smith NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. John V. Merriner, originally from Winchester, Virginia, has dedicated his career to the field of fisheries. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1964. John pursued higher education at North Carolina State University, where he earned both his Master's degree in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Fisheries in 1973. From 1970 to 1982, John was employed at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. In 1982, he joined the staff at the NMFS Beaufort Laboratory, taking on the role of Fisheries Division Chief.

Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Doug Wolfe Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Gene Huntsman NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • Received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1965
  • Did post-doctoral work at the University of Miami 1966-1967
  • Employed at the Beaufort Laboratory in 1967, initially with the Menhaden Program
  • Established the Reef Fish Program at the Beaufort Laboratory in the early 1970s, studying life histories of the snapper-grouper complex of fishes along the U.S.
Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
John Baptist NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • John grew up in Pennsylvania and received his Master’s degree in the early 1950s from Bucknell University
  • He worked for about five years in the early 1950s as an oyster biologist for the State of Maryland near Annapolis
  • He was hired as a fishery biologist with the Radiobiological Laboratory at the Beaufort Laboratory in 1955
  • Retired from the Beaufort Laboratory in 1975
  • John was 98 years old when he recorded this interview
Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Aleta Hohn NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • Raised in Maryland.
  • Received her Bachelor’s and Graduate degrees in the 1970s from the University of Maryland at College Park, the latter under Dr. Eugenie Clark.
  • While at College Park she volunteered at the Smithsonian and worked for Dr.
Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Jeff Govoni, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Dr. Bill Schaaf NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

William, born and raised in Ohio, embarked on an academic journey that laid the foundation for his remarkable career. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1960, marking the beginning of his pursuit of knowledge. Not long after, he furthered his education by earning a Master's degree in statistics from the University of North Carolina, followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Jeff Govoni, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Doug Willis NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • Doug was born and raised in Carteret County, North Carolina.  Growing up, Doug worked on menhaden boats with his Uncle Wiley and on charter boats in Morehead City.
  • Doug attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
  • Doug was hired as a fisheries technician at the Beaufort Laboratory in 1965. 
Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Patricia “Pat” Tester NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. Pat Tester, a respected figure in the field of oceanography, has dedicated her career to studying and understanding marine ecosystems. Growing up in Oklahoma, her love for the natural world led her to pursue a Bachelor's Degree at California State University at Sonoma in 1972. Seeking further specialization, she obtained her Master's Degree in Oceanography from Oregon State University in 1976 and went on to complete her Ph.D. in the same field at OSU in 1983. In 1976, Dr.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Jeff Govoni, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Joseph W. Smith NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • Joseph W. Smith: Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA..
  • He received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology at Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia in 1975.
  • He received his Master’s Degree in Marine Science from Willian & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, in 1980.
Don Hoss, Jeff Govoni Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Dr. Stanley M. Warlen NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Stan, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, developed an interest in the natural world from an early age. This passion led him to pursue higher education, and in 1962, he received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri. Stan continued his academic journey and obtained his Master's degree from the University of Delaware in 1964. In 1965, Stan came to work for the Beaufort Laboratory, where he made significant contributions to the field of marine ecology. Initially employed with the Menhaden Program, he played a crucial role in managing fishery-dependent data collection.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Jeff Govoni, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Allyn B. Powell NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • Allyn B. Powell: Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and raised in Jersey City, NJ, and vicinity.
  • Graduated from Middlesex County (NJ) Vocational and Technical School in 1954 with certification in Machine Drawing.
  • Employed by Bethlehem Steel Co.
Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Jeff Govoni, Douglas Vaughan, Joseph W. Smith Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries