James 'Sam' TeelDepartment: Marine Transportation
· Professor -USCGPhone: 207-326-2225
Office: 218 Dismukes Hall
Office Hours: [Semi-Retired and no classes during Spring 2022 (JAN-APRIL). However I may be reached by email or phone as listed above. Reach out at any times and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able. ]
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