Jason Williams

Job Title:
Marine Research Specialist II
Suite 314
(361) 825-2084


Jason Williams is a Research Specialist for the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation, where he specializes in larval fish ecology, GIS, and leads inshore and offshore field operations for the Center. 

Jason grew up in Saudi Arabia and attended boarding school on the big island of Hawai’i. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in ecology, evolution and conservation from the University of Texas at Austin, he moved to Port Aransas, ready to pursue a life in and around the water. Jason worked for six years as a lab tech in the University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s larval fish ecology lab before enrolling in the Masters of Biology program at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2008. There, under the guidance of Dr. Greg Stunz, he studied the effects of seagrass fragmentation on local marine life and joined the Harte Research Institute’s staff full time in 2011.

Judd Curtis, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Matt Streich, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Jennifer Wetz, M.S.
Fisheries Project Manager
Jason Williams, M.S.
Marine Research Specialist II
Tara Topping, M.S.
Research Specialist I
Quentin Hall, M.S.
Research Specialist I
Alex Tompkins, M.S.
Research Specialist I
Ashley Ferguson, B.S.
Research Technician I
David Norris, B.S.
Research Technician I
Kesley Gibson, M.S.
Program: Ph.D., Marine Biology
Zach Olsen, M.S.
Program: Ph.D., Coastal Marine System Science
Jasmine Rodriguez
Program: B.S. Marine Biology
Alex Tompkins, M.S.
Chas Downey, M.S.
Matt Streich, Ph.D.
Quentin Hall, M.S.
Judd Curtis, Ph.D.
Peter Young, M.S.
Phil Jose, M.S.
Karen Drumhiller, M.S.
Kim Johnson, M.S.
Bridgette Froeschke, Ph.D.
John Froeschke, Ph.D.
Laura Payne, M.S.
Jason Williams, M.S.
Isis Dominguez Gain, M.S.
Jenny Wrast Oakley, M.S.
Jason James, M.S.
Amanda Bushon, M.S.
Todd Neahr, M.S.
Suraida Nañez-James, M.S.
Dana Burfeind, Ph.D.
Jason Slocum, M.S.
Megan Reese Robillard, M.S.

The Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation is a center at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies where Dr. Greg Stunz is also the Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health...


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