Michelle is smiling, leaning over a touch tank and holding an urchin in her palm for a child to look at.

Michelle Duncan, Ph.D.

Fisheries Education Specialist
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries, Assessment, Technology, and Engineering Support Division

EPP/MSI participation


  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Counseling Services from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.
  • M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University, supported by the Graduate Sciences Program.
  • B.S. Marine Science from Savannah State University.

A graduate degree and employment with the government were only possible because of receiving the EPP/MSI Graduate Sciences Program scholarship. The scholarship has been the foundation for all of my successes over the past 20 years and created opportunities that I would have never experienced.

Michelle Duncan, Ph.D.