Study Committee Biographical Information

Richard J. Seymour, Chair, is Head of the Ocean Engineering Research Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego, where he is also the principal investigator on a wave measurement project. From 1991 to 1996 he was the Director of the Offshore Technology Research Center (a National Science Foundation Engineering Center jointly operated by Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin). He held the Wofford Cain Chair in Ocean Engineering and is an emeritus professor of civil engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Seymour was the Program Director of the Nearshore Sediment Transport Study, a multi-institution field research program funded by the National Sea Grant Program. Dr. Seymour has served on a number of National Research Council (NRC) committees and was Chair of the Marine Board Committee on Beach Nourishment and Protection. He was a member of the Marine Board from 1984 to 1990 and served as its chair from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Seymour holds memberships in a number of professional societies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, where he served as chairman of the Ocean Engineering Division. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Marine Technology Society. He received the California Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s Joseph Johnson Award in 1997 and the Moffatt and Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2000. Dr. Seymour earned a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego.


A. Bruce Bishop has served as Dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State University (USU) since September 1982, where he directs the activities of five academic departments and seven research units involving 90 fulltime faculty. From July 1993 to July 1995, Dr. Bishop also served as Acting Provost with responsibility for the academic programs, budget, and operations of USU’s eight colleges encompassing 42 departments of instruction and a school of graduate studies. A USU faculty member since 1971, Dr. Bishop is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and was Associate Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory from July 1981 to September 1982. Taking a leave of absence from USU in 1978, Dr. Bishop assumed the post of Executive Director of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Throughout his career, Dr. Bishop has been involved in a variety of research and development projects and assignments



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Naval Engineering: Alternative Approaches for Organizing Cooperative Research Study Committee Biographical Information Richard J. Seymour, Chair, is Head of the Ocean Engineering Research Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego, where he is also the principal investigator on a wave measurement project. From 1991 to 1996 he was the Director of the Offshore Technology Research Center (a National Science Foundation Engineering Center jointly operated by Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin). He held the Wofford Cain Chair in Ocean Engineering and is an emeritus professor of civil engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Seymour was the Program Director of the Nearshore Sediment Transport Study, a multi-institution field research program funded by the National Sea Grant Program. Dr. Seymour has served on a number of National Research Council (NRC) committees and was Chair of the Marine Board Committee on Beach Nourishment and Protection. He was a member of the Marine Board from 1984 to 1990 and served as its chair from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Seymour holds memberships in a number of professional societies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, where he served as chairman of the Ocean Engineering Division. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Marine Technology Society. He received the California Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s Joseph Johnson Award in 1997 and the Moffatt and Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2000. Dr. Seymour earned a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego. A. Bruce Bishop has served as Dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State University (USU) since September 1982, where he directs the activities of five academic departments and seven research units involving 90 fulltime faculty. From July 1993 to July 1995, Dr. Bishop also served as Acting Provost with responsibility for the academic programs, budget, and operations of USU’s eight colleges encompassing 42 departments of instruction and a school of graduate studies. A USU faculty member since 1971, Dr. Bishop is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and was Associate Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory from July 1981 to September 1982. Taking a leave of absence from USU in 1978, Dr. Bishop assumed the post of Executive Director of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Throughout his career, Dr. Bishop has been involved in a variety of research and development projects and assignments