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Capt. James Cleary

Associate Professor of the Practice
Department of Maritime Transportation

Phone: +1 (409) 741.4031
Fax: +1 (409) 740.4901

Kirkham Hall, Office 109


Get To Know Capt. James Cleary

What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

A long family tradition.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

A practical knowledge that they can use in their new profession.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

Travel, music, and learning how things work.


M.S. Transportation and Logistics, American Public University, 2011
B.S. Marine Transportaion, Texas A&M at Galveston, 1980

Licenses & Certificates

USCG Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
Radar Observer (Unlimited) with STCW 2010
Advanced Fire Fighting
Advanced Ship Handling
Ship's Medicine
Ship's Management
Vessel Security Officer
Bridge Resource Management
CBR-D Officer
Anti-Terrorism Officer
Crisis Management
Crowd Control
Government Vessel Operations
Tankship LNG
NCB Ship's Stability Course
Beyond Basic Stabilty Course
Methods of Quality Instruction - Maritime Instructor (Train the Trainer)

Courses Taught
Stability and Trim
Dry Cargo
Terrestrial Navigation
Ships and Shipping.
Awards & Recognition
2016 : CEO Meritorious Service Award for Classroom Teaching