David Hastings Professor

About Me

David Hastings Professor is a marine geochemist and chemical oceanographer. He landed on the shores of Tampa Bay in 2000 to teach marine science, environmental science, and chemistry at Eckerd College. David Hastings Professor started this adventure studying chemistry at Princeton University and received his Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington.

David Hastings Professor retired from teaching at Eckerd College, a small liberal arts college in St Petersburg, FL. He likes to sing, hike, swim, canoe and kayak, and is passionate about homemade lemon sorbet.


David Hastings Professor believes that it is important for scientists to actively engage in policy conversations with the public and with elected officials, and the imperative of taking action in Florida to mitigate the worst impacts