Daniel T. Cox
Oregon State University
Daniel T. Cox is Professor in the Coastal and Ocean Engineering Program and Adjunct Faculty of College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Before coming to OSU in 2002, he was Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on coastal processes, particularly nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, surf zone turbulence and boundary layer processes. He also has an interest in the design and performance of coastal structures. Dr Cox is an associate editor for the Coastal Engineering Journal and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ subcommittee to develop standards for tsunami engineering design. He received his Ph.D., M.S, and B.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Delaware.
Robert A. Dalrymple
Johns Hopkins University
Robert A. Dalrymple (NAE) is the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He works in the area of coastal engineering, with specific interests in numerical modeling of coastal processes, including 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 of his. He received his A.B. degree 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.
Tony MacDonald is currently the Director of the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Mr. MacDonald was previously the executive director of the Coastal States organization from 1998 to 2005. Prior to joining the Coastal States Organization, he was the special counsel and director of environmental affairs at the American Association of Port Authorities, where he represented the International Association of Port and Harbors at the International Maritime Organization on negotiations on the London Convention. He has also practiced law with a private form in Washington, D.C., working on environmental and legislative issues, and served as the Washington, D.C. environmental legislative representative of the Mayor of the City of New York. He specializes in environment, coastal, marine, and natural resources law and policy and federal, state, and local government affairs. He earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Fordham University.
Karl F. Nordstrom
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
Karl F. Nordstrom is a Professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His research is focused on the dynamic process affecting the size, shape, and location of beaches and dunes in ocean and estuarine environments. His research also includes analysis of natural hazards, land use, and restoration of naturally-functioning environments in developed municipalities. He has worked in the USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, and Germany, and has published numerous books, including Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts and Estuarine Shores: Evolution, Environments, and Human Alterations. He received Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards in 1999 and 2006, and the Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Coastal Research and is a member of several professional associations on coastal environments and beach preservation. Dr. Nordstrom received his M.S. and Ph.D. in geography from Rutgers University.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Stephen Polasky, NAS, is the Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota. He previously held faculty positions at Oregon State University and Boston College. Dr. Polasky was also the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1998-1999. His research interests include ecosystem services, natural capital, biodiversity conservation, endangered species policy, integrating ecological and economic analysis, renewable energy, environmental regulation, and common property resources. He has served as co-editor and associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, as associate editor for International Journal of Business and Economics, and is currently serving as an associate editor for Conservation Letters, Ecology and Society and Ecology Letters. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2010. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Michigan.
Sean P. Powers
University of South Alabama
Sean P. Powers is Associate Professor of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama and Senior Marine Scientist, Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Dr. Powers’ research focuses on the ecology of coastal and estuarine fishes and benthic invertebrates, particularly those that support commercial and recreational fisheries. His current research includes efforts to quantify the linkages between benthic habitats and demersal fishes and invertebrates and conservation and restoration of marine benthic habitats. Dr. Powers’ received his B.S. in biology and chemistry from Loyola University, a M.S. in biological sciences from the University of New Orleans, and a Ph.D. in biology, with areas of specialization in ecology and evolution, zoology, and biostatistics from Texas A&M.
University of North Florida
Don Resio is Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at the University of North Florida, where he is building a new advanced degree program and developing a new curriculum in Coastal and Estuarine Engineering. He is a recognized leader in meteorology, hydrodynamics, and probabilistic analysis of environmental hazards in coastal, estuarine, and riverine areas. Dr. Resio’s research interests include the development of innovative marine and coastal structures, environmental statistics (with a focus on weather extremes), surface gravity waves in deep and shallow water, improved wave measurement systems, and coastal processes. Dr. Resio previously served as the Senior Technologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal and Hydraulics Lab from 1994 to 2011. He served as a co-leader of the post-Katrina Inter-agency forensics analysis of wave and storm surge effects on levees and subsequently became the leader of the risk analysis team for the South Louisiana Hurricane Protection Project, including consideration of the effects of climatic variability on hurricane characteristics in the Gulf of Mexico. This team developed a new technical approach for hurricane risk assessment now being used along all U.S. coastlines, which is also being extended by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency for new licensing guidelines at coastal sites. Dr. Resio currently serves as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations’ Joint World Meteorological Organization’s Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) in the area of climate effects in the ocean and is the co-chair of the U.N. Coastal Inundation and Flooding Demonstration Project. Dr. Resio earned his Ph.D at the University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences.
Ap van Dongeren
Ap Van Dongeren is a senior researcher at Deltares in the Netherlands. His research interests include wave generation, nearshore circulation, and nearshore morphology and dune erosion. Dr. Van Dongeren has been project leader on a number of national and international projects, including development and application of the Delft3D model for the Office of Naval Research. He has also led the Deltares effort to develop the open-source dune erosion model XBeach. He has led a project team to improve the performance of SWAN (a wave model) in order to derive more reliable wave boundary conditions for flood risk assessments. He is the research program leader on event-driven hydro- and morphodynamics, and is the Coordinator of an EU project on Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts. Dr. Van Dongeren received his M.Sc. from Delft University of Technology and his Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering from the University of Delaware.