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, PhD, and Postdoc levels. 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. Click here for more information.

Current Research Assistants

PhD Students
Garland Pennison


MS Students
Kelsey Carpenter
Sean McQuagge
Elizabeth Winter
Jackie Wittmann


Undergraduate Students
Ian Cox

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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I have been performing some maintenance on this site in recent days in order to recover from some malware that infected our hosting domain. So, if you have been redirected to other sites, or if you check this site only to find a blank white page, I apologize for the inconvenience. I don’t think we have the problem 100% resolved yet so in the meantime do not click on Google search results in order to find this page… just bookmark it while you are here.


I also wanted to take this opportunity to share some web site traffic data from the 2011 calendar year. Last year we had 1,909 page loads, 937 unique visits, 803 first time visits, and 134 returning visits (click on the graph to expand). That’s not too bad, but I’m hoping to reach 1,000 unique visits in the 2012 calendar year. We have seen 68 unique visits in the first month of 2012, so the pace will need to pick up somewhat to reach that goal. Hopefully more routine posting on my part will help increase our traffic. By the way, have you subscribed to my RSS feed? If not, that is a great way of receiving updates when new posts are added.


In a few weeks I will be posting a “year in review” message that documents our activities and accomplishments in 2011. It was a very busy year! I will also soon be posting a “looking ahead” message to introduce new research projects and outline our goals for the 2012 calendar year.


Best wishes for a productive and fulfilling new year!

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