Douglas Vaughan

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Doug Wolfe and Dave Engel NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. Doug Wolfe, a highly accomplished scientist, dedicated several years of his career to the Beaufort Laboratory, making significant contributions as a Chemist/Fishery Biologist. Born and raised in Ohio, he nurtured a deep fascination for the natural world from a young age. Doug pursued his academic aspirations at Ohio State University, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Zoology and later a Graduate degree in Biochemistry. In 1964, Doug joined the Beaufort Lab.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Randolph L. Ferguson NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

 Dr. Randolph “Randy” L. Ferguson was born in Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan and
spent his formative years there.

 During his mid-teens the family moved to New York; there, he enrolled in Cornell University and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor’s Degree concentrating in Environmental Sciences.

 He entered graduate school at Florida State University in Tallahassee and received his Ph.D. from FSU in 1971; his dissertation dealt with the effects of light and temperature on the growth and productivity of phytoplankton.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Douglas Vaughan, Jeff Govoni Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Ann Rose NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Ann Rose grew up in Harkers Island, NC where her father, Chief Ira Lewis, served in the Coast Guard. Her family lived in New York for a period while her father worked at various lifeboat stations, and they later resided at Montauk Lighthouse. After her father's retirement, they returned to Harkers Island, where Ann met her husband and started working at the Beaufort Lab in 1962 where she was employed as an Editorial Assistant until 1995. 

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Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
John Jeff Govoni NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. Jeff Govoni's was born in Wareham, Massachusetts, and spent his formative years in the Village of Buzzards Bay, fostering a deep fascination with the local plants and animals. He pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, which he successfully completed in 1970. Following his graduation, he joined the Massachusetts National Guard. In the years that followed, from 1972 to 1974, Jeff worked with a consulting firm, focusing on describing the distribution of fish eggs and larvae in Narragansett Bay.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Dr. Don Hoss and Dr. Ford “Bud” Cross NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. Don Hoss, hailing from Mexico, Missouri, has devoted a significant portion of his life to the field of fisheries. His educational journey began at the University of Missouri, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries. Don joined the Beaufort Laboratory in 1958 as a Fishery Biologist, embarking on a long and fruitful career that would span over four decades. He obtained a Master's degree from North Carolina State University in 1966, followed by a Ph.D. in 1971.

Joseph W. Smith, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Carolyn Currin NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. Carolyn Currin began her tenure at NOAA's Beaufort Lab in 1983, initially serving as a technician under Dr. Jud Kenworthy. Her career trajectory saw her later collaborating with Dr. Peter Hanson on the Status and Trends Program. In 1986, she pursued a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducting her dissertation research at the UNC-Institute of Marine Science in Morehead City, NC. Her research concentrated on the recovery and restoration of salt marshes. After completing her doctorate, Dr.

Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan, Jeff Govoni Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Bill Sunda and Sue Huntsman NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Dr. William "Bill" Sunda, a native of Arlington, Virginia, has made significant contributions to environmental science and research throughout his career. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lehigh University, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. Bill received a Fellowship for graduate studies at MIT and Woods Hole the same year. In 1975, Bill joined the Beaufort Lab as a Research Chemist, marking the beginning of a 40-year-long commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. Dr.

Joseph W. Smith, Doug Wolfe, Douglas Vaughan, Don Hoss Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Joyce Clark NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Joyce was born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia.  She attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee; then, she briefly taught grade school and high school in Fitzgerald. She applied for a biological technician position at the Beaufort Laboratory and was hired in 1955; she initially worked for the Lab Director, Dr. Chipman. Her Lab duties involved sampling fishes and invertebrates and rearing algae cultures for the Shellfish Section of the Lab. Joyce was promoted to a Fishery Biologist position. Later, Joyce worked for Dr.

Joseph W. Smith, Ford Cross, Don Hoss, Jeff Govoni, Douglas Vaughan, Gretchen Bath Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Herb Prythrech NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories
  • Born in Beaufort, NC; raised on Pivers Island (site of the Beaufort Laboratory)
  • Herb’s father, Dr. Herbert Prythrech, was Director of the Beaufort Laboratory, 1933-1949
  • Graduated from East Carolina University and also served in the US Army
  • Worked for the NMFS, formerly the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, as a port agent and fishery reporting specialist in TX, SC, GA, and Miami; retired from NMFS in 1994
Joseph W. Smith, Don Hoss, Ford Cross, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries
Peter Crumley NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories

Peter originally hails from Connecticut, but at an early age, his family moved to Southern Pines, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Shortly after graduation, Peter took a brief job with Allied Chemical Company. Peter moved to Carteret County, NC, in 1979 and he accepted a Physical Science Technician position at NOAA’s Beaufort Laboratory in March. Peter worked for Dr. Peter Hanson for his initial five years at the Laboratory; then, he worked for Dr.

Joseph W. Smith, Ford Cross, Jeff Govoni, Douglas Vaughan Beaufort, NC NOAA Fisheries