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Appendix E Biographical Sketches for the Committee on the Review of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration (LACPR) Program Robert A. Dalrymple (NAE) is the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Pro- fessor of Civil Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University. He works in the area of coastal engineering, with specific interests in numerical modeling of coastal processes, in- cluding nearshore hydrodynamics. His current interests are water wave modeling, tsunamis and their impact on shorelines, and the interaction of water waves with the sea bed, specifically mud bottoms. The creation of appropriate waves in the laboratory setting–such as in three-dimensional wave basins–is a sideline activity. He received his A.B. in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College, his M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. degree in civil and coastal engineering from the University of Florida. John J. Boland is a professor emeritus in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His fields of research include water and energy resources, environmental econom- ics, and public utility management. Dr. Boland has studied resource problems in more than 20 countries, has published more than 200 papers and reports, and has coauthored two books on water demand manage- ment and three others on environmental management issues. Dr. Boland is a registered professional engineer. He has served on several NRC committees and boards, including the Water Science and Technology Board, of which he was a founding member (1982) and past chair (1985- 1988). He is a life member of the American Water Works Association and past chairman of its Economic Research Committee. Dr. Boland 53
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54 Second Review of LACPR Draft Report received his Ph.D. degree in environmental economics from Johns Hop- kins University. Raymond J. Burby is a professor in the Department of City and Re- gional Planning at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Burby is a fellow of American Institute of Certified Planners. He has been an author or editor on 14 books and published extensively in plan- ning and policy journals including, among others, Journal of the Ameri- can Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Journal of Environ- mental Planning and Management. He is currently principal investigator on a study of urban growth boundaries funded by the National Science Foundation and P.I. on another NSF-funded project designed to improve the quality of applied research on disasters and mitigation of natural and technological hazards. He received his Ph.D. degree in planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. John T. Christian (NAE) is a consulting engineer in Waban, Massachu- setts. His primary area of interest is geotechnical engineering. Much of his early work involved developing and applying numerical methods such as the finite element method. He has also worked on reliability methods for geotechnical applications, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering on a broad range of civil engineering projects. Dr. Chris- tian's current interests are largely focused on the use of reliability tech- niques in geotechnical engineering and on earthquake engineering. Much of his work in industry was associated with power generating fa- cilities, including but not limited to nuclear power plants. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachu- setts Institute of Technology. Reginald DesRoches is associate chair and professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech University. Dr. DesRoches studies and develops mitigation strategies to reduce risks from earthquakes, particularly, earthquakes in the central and southeast- ern United States. His specific research interests include seismic resis- tant design and retrofit of bridges, protective systems for buildings and bridges, performance of transportation networks, and structural applica- tions of smart materials. He is currently a member of the NRC Board for Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. Dr. DesRoches re- ceived his Ph.D. degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Appendix E 55 Charles G. Groat is the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in En- ergy and Mineral Resources, Department of Geological Sciences, and professor of Geological Sciences and Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Dr. Groat has over 25 years of involvement in geological studies, energy and minerals resource assessment, groundwater occurrence and protection, geomorphic processes and landform evolution in desert areas, and coastal studies. From 1998-2005 he served as the 13th Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. At the USGS he emphasized integrated sci- entific approaches to understanding complex natural systems and the use of these understandings in management decisions. Dr. Groat is a mem- ber of the Geological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, and the Ameri- can Association of Petroleum Geologist. He received his Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Philip L.-F. Liu is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Liu’s current research interests include fluid dy- namics and nonlinear water waves. He is also currently the Kwoh-Ting Li Chair Professor at the National Central University, Taiwan, which is the highest-level professorship in the university. Dr. Liu is also a fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Geo- physical Union, and is a member of the International Association for Hy- draulic Research. He received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University, his S.M. in civil engineering from the Mas- sachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Sc.D. in hydrodynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Richard A. Luettich is director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research deals with modeling and measurement of circulation and transport in coastal waters. Dr. Luettich's modeling efforts have emphasized the development and application of unstructured grid solution techniques for geometricaly complex systems such as sounds, estuaries, inlets and inundated regions. He has co-developed a circulation and storm surge model that has been applied extensively for modeling storm surge in the Southern Louisiana and New Orleans areas. Dr. Luettich has also participated in the devel- opment of components of the national Coastal Ocean Observing System. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Sc.D. in civil engineering from the Mas- sachusetts Institute of Technology.
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56 Second Review of LACPR Draft Report Robert H. Meade is research hydrologist emeritus at the U.S. Geologi- cal Survey. His studies have centered on land subsidence in central Cali- fornia; transport and storage of sediment in Orinoco and Amazon Rivers of South America; transport and deposition of sediment in estuaries (in- cluding Mississippi River mouth); assessment of pollutants and sedi- ments in Mississippi River. He received his B.S. in geology from the University of Oklahoma and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Stanford University. James T. Morris is a professor of biological and marine sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Morris is also the director of the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Class of '32 Distinguished Professor of Marine Studies at the university. His research spans basic and applied aspects of the physiological ecology of plants adapted to wetland habitats and the biogeochemistry and systems ecol- ogy of wetlands, primarily salt and freshwater intertidal wetlands. He received his Ph.D. degree from Yale University. Heidi Nepf is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She focuses her research on physical mechanisms which affect transport and fate of contaminants and nutrients in lakes, wetlands, and coastal zones, as well as vegetated flow dynamics. Dr. Nepf received her B.S. degree from Bucknell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford Uni- versity. Joan Oltman-Shay is president and senior research scientist at North- west Research Associates, Inc. in Bellevue, WA. She has spent much of her career performing field and model studies of nearshore wave and cur- rent dynamics and the interplay with morphology and sediment dynam- ics. Her work has centered on the analysis of data from in-situ arrays of pressure and current sensors designed to study the surface gravity wave field and the wave-averaged current field. Her current research includes remote sensing of nearshore environmental parameters (satellite, air- borne, and land-based). She received her B.A. degree in applied physics and electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and both her M.S. degree in applied ocean sciences and Ph.D. degree in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Asbury H. Sallenger, Jr. is is a research oceanographer at the U.S. Geo- logical Survey in St. Petersburg, FL and is also the Chief of the USGS
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Appendix E 57 National Coastal Change Hazards Assessment that examines the proc- esses of storm and long-term coastal change hazards throughout the United States using innovative technology such as airborne lidar (light detection and ranging) mapping. His research interests include nearshore sedimentary and wave processes, coastal erosion, and sediment transport. He received both his B.A. degree in geology and his Ph.D. degree in ma- rine science from the University of Viriginia. NRC Staff Jeffrey Jacobs is a scholar with the NRC Water Science and Technol- ogy Board. Dr. Jacobs’s research interests include policy and organiza- tional arrangements for water resources management and the use of sci- entific information in water resources decision making. He has studied these issues extensively both in the United States and in mainland South- east Asia. Prior to joining the NRC he was a faculty member at the Na- tional University of Singapore and at Texas A&M University. Since joining the NRC in 1997, Dr. Jacobs has served as the study director for over twenty NRC reports. He received his B.S. degree in geography from Texas A&M University, his M.A. degree in geography from the University of California, Riverside, and his Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Colorado. Michael J. Stoever is a research associate with the Water Science and Technology Board. He has worked on a number of studies including Desalination: A National Perspective, the Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States, and the Committee on Independent Sci- entific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Mr. Stoever received his B.A. degree in political science from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona, New Jersey. He joined the NRC in 2006.