About Kevin

Dr. Kevin P. Erickson, Ph.D. is an experienced aquatic biologist with professional and educational experiences in multiple global settings.

Kevin is currently the President, CEO, and Chief Marine Scientist of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA).

In 2017, he successfully completed his doctoral studies where he was an Endeavour Postgraduate Award Ph.D. Scholar at CQUniversity in Gladstone, Australia, studying and analyzing the marine ornamental biosecurity procedures and risks within Australia.

In 2011, he earned his master’s degree in Aquatic Pathobiology from the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Previously, his work experiences include positions as the Marine Science Director for the Pennington Marine Science Center, California, and an Aquarium Director for Issham Aquatics, France.

He obtained his Ethical Fish Keeping Certificate from the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2009, his Professional Certificate in Aquarium Science from the Oregon Coast Community College in 2008, and his Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2007.

Personally he has kept many FOWLR tanks as well as reef tanks. He enjoys designing and building his own protein skimmers and is actively looking for additional DIY projects.