Admissions - MMA's Brad Lima Talks Maritime Education and Beyond

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Oct 16, 2013

Maritime employers, thirsting for quality employees in numbers sufficient to run their far flung businesses, continue to struggle to recruit and retain talent despite lingering high unemployment across the other sectors of the economy.

On the waterfront, there are many models for producing marine professionals; some quite new and others, time tested. Brad Lima is the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

As a 1974 graduate (BS; marine engineering) of the nation’s oldest continuously operating academy, he also boasts experience as a licensed seagoing engineer with an oil major, as a reserve officer in the United States Naval Reserve and additionally has earned a master’s degree in Management along the way. Lima has served as U.S. Delegate to the International Maritime Organization Council. Through the years, Lima has seen all of the changes.

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