James 'Sam' Teel

Department: Marine Transportation

· Professor -USCG

Phone: 207-326-2509
Email: sam.teel@mma.edu
Office: 221 Dismukes Hall
Office Hours: [I may be reached by email or phone. Reach out at any time and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able. I'm on Campus from roughly 0730 until 1600 Monday and Wednesday of each week. I will be able to arrange a meeting time in between classes or we could schedule ahead and find a different meeting time convenient to us both. ]


Captain Samuel Teel is a Professor of Marine Transportation and a licensed Deck Officer. He teaches ship-handling, ship construction, bridge resource management, and ship safety courses. He worked  for many years as a Training Officer aboard the college's 500-foot vessel,  the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM), where he was responsible for the senior level training program for men and women entering a seafaring career.

He is internationally recognized as an expert on the use of ship simulation and served as a steering committee member from United States at the International Simulation Lecturers' Conference.

In addition, Captain Teel is the senior lecturer on campus and for a number of years has represented the college as the Faculty Marshal at convocation and commencement ceremonies. His courses and interests touch on many aspects of the maritime industry; a primary focus has been on the use of marine technology simulation systems and experiential education. He has taught and lectured in England and Turkey as both a speaker and as a visiting professor.

Captain Teel received his undergraduate degree from the Maine Maritime Academy with a major in Nautical Science and a minor in Humanities. He holds a Merchant Marine Master's license, unlimited tonnage, oceans.

B.S., Maine Maritime Academy
Master, Steam or Motor Vessels, Unlimited

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