Leonard Waterworth

Executive Professor
Department of Maritime Business Administration

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

– Theodore Roosevelt

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What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

After leaving the industry, I was drawn to Texas A&M Galveston and its demonstrated position of Academic Leadership and service to Texas and the Country. Aggie research, in flooding and storm surge reduction, is the leading edge of mitigating the next catastrophic natural disaster. How do we proactively mitigate risk from flooding disasters that place citizens, the environment, and the national economy at risk? Attacking large difficult issues, such as the one above, that others fear to face, then providing solutions, education, and leadership was the allure.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

An Aggie education builds a foundation to launch a successful career. I want to assist students transition from education to execution; building on what they have learned and translating it into a performance edge in the workplace. Communication, leadership, critical thinking, and being fearless separate Sea Aggies from the rest.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

One mile more. Going that extra mile to explore places where others won't go, breaking away from the masses to explore. With a little extra effort, individuals will be given the opportunity to see wonders that others miss many times in their own backyard.


M.A. Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, 2000
M.A. Engineering Administration, George Washington University, 1990
B.S. Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1979
Courses Taught
MARA 416: Port Operations, Administration, and Economics
MARA 670:
Coastal Inland Waters Transportation 
MARA 652:
Marine Transportation Systems Design
MARA 675:
Maritime Business Leadership 
MARA 373:
Personnel Management

Contact Info

Leonard Waterworth
Executive Professor
Department of Maritime Business Administration

Phone: +1 (409) 741.4397
Fax: +1 (409) 741.4014

OCSB Building 3029, Room 392