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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MASGC Living Shorelines Workshop Announcement


The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is sponsoring a day-long living shorelines workshop at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Moss Point, MS on Thursday, May 29, 2014. More information can be found here or by clicking on the image at right. I will be providing a short presentation on the current status of research and professional practice related to the engineering design of living shorelines in the morning and will help facilitate discussions in the afternoon.


Registration for the workshop has exceeded our expectation and there is currently a wait list to attend. However, please sign up if you are interested as many early registrants may withdraw due to changing schedules. Follow the links provided to sign up for the wait list.



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