Capt. Chris Sparks

Assistant Professor of the Practice
Department of Maritime Transportation

Phone: (409) 740-4530

Kirkham Hall (Bldg#3001), Office 123


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Get To Know Capt. Chris Sparks

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

I was drawn to going to sea since I was 3 years old. I grew up always on and around the water.

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

I hope my students will gain both the classroom and practical knowledge to enter the industry as 3rd Mates and perform their duties safely and responsibly.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

I am passionate about spending time with my Wife and Daughter. As a family we love to spend time on the water, boating, fishing, and travelling.


B.S. Marine Transportation, Texas A&M University, 2006

Licenses and Certificates:

USCG Masters Unlimited tonnage, Oceans License
Panama Masters Unlimited License
DPO Unlimited