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Davis Benjamin Reeder

Research Associate Professor

Phone: (831) 525-5255
NPS Experience
  • 2011 - current: Research Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 2003 Qualified Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy
  • 1992 Qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer, U.S. Navy
  • 1991 Qualified Submarine Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy
  • 2007 - 2011 Deputy, Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research Division (322), Office of Naval Research
  • 2007 - 2011 Program Officer, Ocean Acoustics (Code 322OA), Office of Naval Research
  • 1994 - 2011 Meteorology and Oceanography Officer, U.S. Navy
  • 1988 - 1993 Nuclear Engineering Officer, Submarines, U.S. Navy
Research Interests
Ocean acoustics, theory and experiment
Interaction of sound with marine organisms
Interaction of sound with water column and seabed structure
Ocean noise characterization and prediction
Teaching Interests
Ocean acoustics, with applications to ASW and MIW
Teaching Experience
Sound in the Ocean (OC 3260) (NPS)
Ocean Acoustic Prediction (OC 4267) (NPS)
Tactical Oceanography (OC 4270) (NPS)

Other Teaching Experience
Fundamentals and Applications of Underwater Sound (MIT 13.851), Feb.-May 1999, Teaching Assistant, MIT

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union