James 'Sam' Teel

Department: Marine Transportation

· Professor -USCG

Phone: 207-326-2509
Email: sam.teel@mma.edu
Office: 218 Dismukes Hall
Office Hours: [Throughout the week I am available for student meetings in my upstairs office in Dismukes Hall. by appointment or just "drop in" if you see that I am at my desk. I can always be reached by email in order to set a meeting time. ]


Captain Samuel Teel is a Professor of Marine Transportation and a licensed deck officer. He is internationally recognized as an expert on the use of ship simulation and is currently serving as a United States steering committee member for the International Simulation Lecturers' Conference. In addition Captain Teel teaches Shiphandling, Ship Construction, Bridge Resource Management, and Ship Safety courses. He has for many years held the position of Training Officer aboard the college's 500-foot training vessel, the State of Maine, where he was responsible for the senior level training program for men and women entering a seafaring career.

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 simulation systems and experiential education. He has taught and lectured in England and Turkey as both a speaker and 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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