Monday 30. May 2022

Dr. Brack Hale hired as Program Director

The University Centre of the Westfjords has hired Dr. Brack Hale as the new program director for the Coastal and Marine Management master’s program.

Brack Hale holds a Ph.D. in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.E.M. degree in Water Resources from Duke University, and a bachelor's degree in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University. He is full professor of Biology and Environmental Science and division chair of the Division of Environment, Math, Psychology, and Health at Franklin University Switzerland.

Dr. Hale has extensive experience in academic administration, curriculum development, teaching, quality assessment, as well as leadership and management. Coming from a small and highly international institution like Franklin University Switzerland, he will be quick to understand some of the main characteristics of the University Centre of the Westfjords.

Brack Hale is also no stranger to the University Centre, having been engaged in various collaborations during the last ten years. Moreover, he already speaks Icelandic, which is an asset. He has brought student groups to Iceland since 2010, both to the Westfjords and other parts of Iceland, and has spent a semester on sabbatical at the University Centre in 2017.

The position became open as UW's program director in Coastal and Marine Management, Dr. Veronica Mendez Aragon, decided to move back to a researcher's position.

The quality of applications was excellent, the University Centre received 15 applications, 12 of which had a Ph.D.


The University Centre of the Westfjords has hired Dr. Brack Hale as the new program director for the Coastal and Marine Management master’s program.
The University Centre of the Westfjords has hired Dr. Brack Hale as the new program director for the Coastal and Marine Management master’s program.