March Branch Meeting
Introduction to UNCW Coastal Engineering Program
Joseph Long, Ph.D, Director of UNCW Coastal Engineering Program
Dr. Long is an Associate Professor and Director of the UNCW undergraduate Coastal Engineering program. He received an undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in 2000 and worked for Stearns & Wheler LLC in Cazenovia, NY. Dr. Long then received a Masters of Ocean Engineering and PhD in Civil/Coastal Engineering from Oregon State University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Prior to his role at UNCW he was a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow and then Research Coastal Engineer with the U. S Geological Survey in St. Petersburg, FL from 2009 to 2018. While at the USGS he served as the project chief for the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project and worked with many state and federal partners to develop models and tools to address regional needs. His research program combines both observations and numerical models to inform coastal management decisions and determine the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems.
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