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John Carey
Affiliate Faculty
Senior Executive Program, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Executive Leadership and Management Program, Federal Executive Institute
MA Political Science, Ohio State University, Columbus
BS History and Education, Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (808) 956-7031
Fax: (808) 956-3014

2525 Correa Rd., HIG 239
Honolulu, HI 96822

John Carey served as the sustainability coordinator for the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant for 12 years where he was involved in a broad range of activities directed at encouraging the acceptance of the principles of sustainability in coastal communities. He was instrumental in the creation of the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design and is currently involved in helping to guide the development of the Center for Sustainable Coastal Tourism. He brings this expertise to the national level by serving as a member of the National Sea Grant Focus Team which addresses sustainable coastal development.

At the University of Hawaiʻi, Carey has promoted the development of case studies in sustainability for incorporation into the UH curriculum. The case studies focus on climate, water, energy, coastal ecology, and fisheries.

Carey now serves as Hawaiʻi Sea Grant affiliate faculty and resides in Easton, Maryland where he represents Hawaiʻi Sea Grant’s interests on the east coast.

Carey earned his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and has his master's degree in political science from the Ohio State University. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Carey is retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he served as Comptroller, Deputy and Assistant Administrator for Ocean.