Bret M. Webb, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE
University of South Alabama
150 Jaguar Drive, SH3142
Mobile, AL 36688 USA
Phone: (251) 460-6174
Fax: (251) 461-1400

Research Positions

Currently seeking multiple graduate students to fill positions at the MS and/or doctoral level. Research topics include: living shorelines, beach and tidal inlet dynamics, barrier island response to extreme events, groundwater impacts to coastal lagoons, and infrastructure resilience. Research assistantships are available. Contact me for more details.

Current Research Assistants

SE Students
Garland Pennison


MSCE Students
Kelsey Carpenter
Elizabeth Winter
Jackie Wittmann


Undergraduate Students
Evan Mazur
Ian Cox
Morgan Lassitter

Former Students

MSCE Students
Patrick Hautau (2018)
Marshall Hayden (2018)
Kate Haynes (2018)
Justin Lowlavar (2017)
Bryan Groza (2016)
Kari Servold (2015)
Chris Marr (2013)
Richard Allen (2013)
Miyuki Matthews (2012)


Post Docs
Jon Risinger
Jungwoo Lee

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Check out the new issue of Shore & Beach (the Journal of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association) for a very interesting article by Scott Douglass, myself, Caren Dixon, and Beau Buhring focused on proactive coastal engineering strategies for combatting oil spills on sandy beaches. Click on the image at right for a link to the abstract hosted by the ASBPA web site, or just click {here}. This volume of Shore & Beach has some other very good articles centered around the theme of “learning from disasters.” Here is an (almost) complete citation for our latest article:

  • Douglass, S. L.,Webb, B. M., Dixon, C. R., Buhring, T. 2011. Beach profile and island cross-section manipulations in response to an offshore oil spill. Journal of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, 79(4).

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