Darren Lerner, PhD

Associate Director


  • PhD Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MS Zoology, Oregon State University
  • BA Political Science and Psychology, University of Missouri


Darren Lerner, PhD, is the Associate Director for the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant). He is responsible for the management of all aspects of the program including extension, communication, and education, and serves as the research coordinator.  Lerner also serves as affiliate research faculty at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology where he conducts a research program focused on environmental physiology of fishes.

Lerner earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, a master’s degree in zoology from Oregon State University, and a PhD in organismic and evolutionary biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was hired by UH Sea Grant in 2007.

Contact Information

(808) 956-7031
(808) 956-3014
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238 Honolulu, HI 96822