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Executive Advisory Council Member; Professor Emeritus; CSM Dean, Emeritus
Year Started at JMU: 2020

Specialties & Experience

Dr. Brakke has management experience at universities and with several professional organizations. He has also worked with Federal agencies on a number of issues at the interface of science and policy and extensively as a peer review panelist, mentor, and in assisting organizations and campuses. 

Specialties: Limnology, ecology, watershed and lake management; environmental science and policy. Higher education curriculum development. 

  • PhD in Zoology, 1978, Indiana University Bloomington 
  • BA in Biology, 1971, University of St. Thomas
Current & Former Affiliations
  • James Madison University
    •  Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology & Geology/Enviornmental Science, 1999-2016
  • Townson University
    • Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, 1997-1999
  • University of Wisconsin
    •  Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences, 1990-1997

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