Kent E. Carpenter, PH.D.
Professor, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA
Chair, Global Marine Species Assessment,
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Kent Carpenter is a Professor and Eminent Scholar in Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia, USA and recipient of the Virginia State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Award. He currently teaches Ichthyology and Marine Conservation Biology and is the Manager of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Marine Biodiversity Unit for completion of 20,000 Red List Assessments of marine species. He served as a Senior Fishery Officer in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and as a Marine Biologist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. He started marine biological research in the Philippines as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Research Division of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in 1975 where he initiated a Coral Reef Research program, and currently has an active research program on temporal and spatial patterns of population genetics of marine fishes in the Philippines.