Robert Duane Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard

b. June 30, 1942, Wichita, Kansas

Robert Ballard headshot.

A Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Rhode Island (1974), a 2004 appointment as professor of oceanography, and current tenure as Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography is enough to claim the discoverer of the Titanic and PT-109 as one of our own.

Ballard was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2010.

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