· Associate ProfessorPhone: 207-326-2706
Captain Adam Slazas, Associate Professor of Marine Transportation, joined the Maine Maritime Academy faculty in 2007. His current teaching responsibilities include Ship Stability, Navigation Rules, Introduction to Nautical Science, and Advanced Tanker Operations. Former Marine Transportation Department Chair, he continues to serve as the Senior Deck Training Officer sailing aboard the T.S. State of Maine during its annual training cruises, and as Maine Maritime Academy’s Marine Transportation Cadet Shipping Coordinator.
Having earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he holds a U.S. Coast Guard license as Master, Steam and Motor Vessels, Unlimited Tonnage. During his previous seagoing career, he sailed in various capacities aboard vessels engaged in petroleum exploration, scientific research, petroleum transportation, and aboard RoRo carriers trading throughout the world.
Capt. Slazas now enthusiastically shares over 23 years of domestic and international shipping experience with future mariners enrolled at Maine Maritime Academy. In 2011-2012, he was chosen by recent alumni to receive the Academy’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award. Pursuing his passion for the sea and interests in foreign cultures as an avid traveler, Captain Slazas has visited well over 100 countries.
B.S., Marine Transportation, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Master, Steam and Motor Vessels, Unlimited