Urban Harbors Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Staff & Associates

Core Staff

Jack WigginJack Wiggin



Kristin UiterwykKristin Uiterwyk
Senior Research Associate
Coastal Management and Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist


Kimberly Starbuck
Research Associate



Allison NovellyAllison Novelly JD, MMA
Research Analyst
Attorney at Law


Schanna JamesSchanna James
Business Manager


picture of dennis leighDennis Leigh
Administrative Coordinator



Senior Associates

Steve Bliven - Coastal & Wetland Resource Management
Robert Bowen - Environmental Policy and Management
Richard Delaney - Ocean Policy & Coastal Management
Ellen Douglas - Hydrology
John Duff - Environmental, Marine & Coastal Law
Dan Hellin - Coastal & Ocean Management
Charles McCaffrey - Coastal Zone Management
Chris Sweeney - Port and Harbor Operations

The Urban Harbors Institute also utilizes the expertise available through the University of Massachusetts' faculty and students from The School for the Environment; College of Management; and Economics Department, and from the graduate programs, including the Public Policy Program and the Environmental Sciences Program.

Picture of the Boston Harbor, including the downtown Boston skyline

Urban Harbors Institute

Publications produced by the Urban Harbors Institute are available on ScholarWorks. Publications date back to 1995. Read More