B.S. Thermal Engineering, Old Dominion University, 1970
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1972
Ph.D. Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1976

Dr. Swean joined the Office of Naval Research in March 1993 as Science Officer for the Ocean Technology Program.  In 1996, he became Team Leader for the Ocean Engineering and Marine Systems Team.  In 2005, he assumed the duties of Team Leader for the Maritime Mine Warfare Team, and as such led the Organic Mine Countermeasures Future Naval Capability Program until his retirement on January 3, 2015.