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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Check out the May 2011 episode (Show 318) of On The Job, hosted by Bobby Jon Drinkard, formerly of Survivor fame. Bobby Jon and the rest of the OTJ crew came down to South Alabama in early March 2011 (the day after the brutal Ash Wednesday storms) to film a 30-minute program for AIDT, which facilitates workforce development in the State of Alabama. The program—a take-off on the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs—highlighted the University of South Alabama Civil Engineering Department’s students, faculty, academic programs, and research.


As part of the day’s filming, we took Bobby Jon down to Dog River to explain what the Jag Ski does and to show him how it works. A brief segment from the TV show focusing on the Jag Ski can be seen below. If you would like more information about the Jag Ski and the research capabilities and testing services offered by the Civil Engineering department, please contact Dr. Bret M. Webb.



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