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Meet the Team
The Seattle Maritime Academy faculty are all active or retired merchant mariners with years of experience and real-life sea stories to enhance the curriculum. In addition, our dedicated staff – many of whom are also former mariners – are committed to each student’s successful completion of their training program.
- Sarah Scherer – Director/Associate Dean
- [TBA] – Administrative Assistant
- [TBA] – Port Captain & Vessel Captain
- Sean Baldeschwiler – Port Engineer
- Mark Pickett – Simulator Operator & Vessel Captain
- Dave Neander – Vessel Captain
- Patrick Lynch – Vessel Captain & Vessel Engineer
- Bailey, Craig – Deck Instructor & Vessel Captain
- Bruce, Al – Engineering Instructor
- Clapper, Wayne – Engineering Instructor
- DiNottia, Christopher – Deck Instructor & Vessel Captain
- Earle, Robert – Deck Instructor & Vessel Captain
- Kenney, Richard – Engineering Instructor, Full Time Tenure Track
- Marcontell, Jim – Engineering Instructor
- Ruszala, Thomas – Deck Instructor
- Schmitt, Joe – Engineering Instructor
- Simone, Sam – Engineering Instructor
About the Building
The new 24,000-square-foot building includes classrooms, simulation labs, a library, administrative offices and a conference room.
Marine Engineering Technology - What You'll Learn
While enrolled in the Seattle Maritime Academy at Seattle Central College, our expert faculty will give you the hands-on training you need to become a general marine engineer, an oiler, a QMED (Qualified Member of the Engineering Department) or a junior engineer.
We are committed to your success! Here are some of the resources available at Seattle Central College and at the Seattle Maritime Academy location to support your academic journey.
Internships & Careers
Are you looking for a maritime job? The Seattle Maritime Academy faculty and staff work with leaders in the industry to identify career opportunities for our students. You can also learn more about maritime careers via the following links:
Explore the Seattle Maritime Academy
We invite you to visit Seattle Central College’s Seattle Maritime Academy to explore our new, state-of-the-art facility that includes a computer lab, a collaborative workspace, classrooms, simulator labs and more.
Join us the second Wednesday of the month (except December) at 6:00 p.m. in Building 1 for a tour and information session that will give you: