Sustainable Futures for the Caribbean:

Critical Interventions and the 2030 Agenda

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES), 19th Annual Conference

Professor Dale Webber

Professor Dale Webber was appointed to the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies, at The University of the West Indies (UWI) with effect August 1, 2015.  Since October 1, 2015, he assumed the Research portfolio and is now Pro-Vice Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research. He presides over the Board for Graduate Studies and Research and has responsibility inter alia, for the management of all academic and administrative aspects of postgraduate studies and research throughout The UWI.

Prior to his appointment as Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Webber was the holder for five consecutive years, of the James Seivright Moss-Solomon Snr. Chair of Environmental Management, a professorship endowed by the Grace Kennedy Foundation. 

Having attained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Marine Botany from The University of the West Indies in 1990, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Webber, moved on to a distinguished career in research, teaching and administration.

A Coastal Ecologist and environmentalist at heart, he sits on several private and public sector boards where he is actively involved in the initiatives and projects geared at the identification, analysis and solution of hazards to the West Indian Coastal and Marine Environments with a view to its preservation and development.  His renowned research in Coastal Ecology and Environmental Management, specifically regarding the Kingston Harbour and the Pedro Cays, has impacted both Jamaican and international policy.  

His impact in the Caribbean continues, and has indeed stretched beyond the borders of the Caribbean region, through the 62 graduate students he has supervised over the past 20 years towards successful completion of their graduate degrees and towards their effective contributions to the increasing environmental and climate related issues affecting countries all over the world today.

Professor Webber has authored five book chapters and thirty-five publications in peer reviewed journals and continues to attract the continued interest of numerous private and public sector organizations in his quest to contribute to the environmental, economic and social development of the Caribbean region. 

Dale is married to UWI Marine Ecologist Professor Mona Webber and they have two daughters, Marissa and Deanna.