For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Capt. Ashok Pandey is a former shipmaster with a sea-career spanning more than two decades most of which was spent in ice. An avid researcher, his current areas of research interest include shipping route modelling in the Arctic using GIS and the e-navigation platform. He has spent the last ten years in academia and has lectured on various subjects including International Maritime Business, Supply Chain Management and Ship Chartering and Port Economics.
Ashok holds a PhD (Interdisciplinary) from Memorial University, Canada, and an MSc degree (Maritime Economics) from Erasmus University, The Netherlands. He has commanded Cape size bulk carriers (ice-class) for almost a decade and specializes in high latitude navigation.