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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A manuscript that I co-authored with my former post-doctoral student, Dr. Jungwoo Lee, has received final acceptance for publication in the journal Continental Shelf Research. Click on the cover art at right for a PDF of the manuscript abstract. A temporary citation is provided below. The publisher has made this article immediately available through its web site located {here}. Note that the rapid access version has not received final copy-editing or formatting.


  • Lee, J., Webb, B. M., Dzwonkowski, B., Park, K., Valle-Levinson, A. 2013. Bathymetric influences on tidal currents at the entrance to a highly stratified, shallow estuary. Continental Shelf Research¬†58, 1 – 11. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.002.

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