There are seven permanent members of the faculty of the Nautical Archaeology Program. The special areas of interest among the current members are varied and encompass a broad spectrum of issues in nautical archaeology and maritime history. Faculty members teach courses in the program, as well as conduct research and direct projects throughout the year. Each of the faculty are affiliated with the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC) and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA).

Donny L. Hamilton 1978-Present

Director, Conservation Research Laboratory
Director, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation
George T. & Gladys H. Abell Professor of Nautical Archaeology; George O. Yamini Professor of Liberal Arts

Kevin J. Crisman; 1990-present

Director, New World Laboratory
Professor, Nautical Archaeology Faculty Fellow

Shelley Wachsmann; 1993-present

Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology

Cemal Pulak; 1997-present

Director, Old World Laboratory
Professor, Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor I of Nautical Archaeology
Program Coordinator, Nautical Archaeology Program 

Luis Filipe Vieira de Castro; 2001-present

Director, J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory
Professor, Frederic R. Mayer Fellow II of Nautical Archaeology 

Deborah N. Carlson; 2004-present

President, Institute of Nautical Archaeology 
Associate Professor, Sara W. and George O. Yamini Fellow

Christopher M. Dostal; 2018-present

Director, Analytical Archaeology Laboratory
Associate Director, Conservation Research Laboratory
Assistant Professor

George F. Bass; 1976-2000

Professor Emeritus

J. Richard Steffy; 1976-1990

Founder, J. Richard Steffy Shiplab

Frederick H. van Doorninck, Jr.; 1976-1996

Professor Emeritus

C. Wayne Smith; 1997-2015

Professor Emeritus