Staff and Leadership

The SMART Center team is leading the way in bringing more students and workers into the pipeline to become tomorrow's technicians in the maritime and transportation industry. Our staff and team of Co-PIs and external partners have a depth and breadth of experience in the industry, academia, and related fields. Click on the pictures below to learn more and to contact our team members directly.

Thomas Stout
Principal Investigator (PI)
Email: tstout@tcc.edu
Phone: (757) 822-5230

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Jennifer Palestrant
Director and Co-PI
Email: jpalestrant@tcc.edu
Phone: 757-822-7729

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Sandra Weber
Program Manager
Email: sweber@tcc.edu
Phone: 757.822.7485

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Tobey Allen
Project Manager
Email: tallen@tcc.edu
Phone: 757.822.7300

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Sharon Eisner
Database Coordinator
Email: seisner@tcc.edu
Phone: 757.822.7485

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Katie Adams
Strategic Communications, Website and Content Developer
Email: katieadamsmd@gmail.com
Phone: 757-753-5352

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