Casey Nolan

Casey Nolan - 2018

Dissertation: Salt marsh mosquito ditch filling: Ecological impacts and perspectives in decision making

Adviser: David Chalcraft

Currently: Biological Science Technician (Aquatic), National Park Service
Mary Allen

  Mary Allen - 2018

  Dissertation: Integrative complexity of coastal resources management: Examining 
   trade-offs between ecosystem protection and resource use

  Adviser: David Loomis
  Currently: Post-Doctoral Researcher, West Virginia University

Wendy Klein - 2018

Dissertation: Suitable groundwater management: Equity in the North Carolina central coastal plain, U.S.A.

Advisers: Alex Manda and Richard Spruill

Currently: Professoressa de Geologia, Certaldo, Italy

Liz Brown-Pickren

Liz Brown-Pickren - 2018

Dissertation: Risky Business: Subsistence fishing in Tyrrell County, North Carolina

Advisers: Alex Manda and David Griffith

Currently: Proprietor, Caprine Kudzu Control, Natural Undergrowth Removal

 Deanna Swain - 2017

 Dissertation:  Shifting sands and shifting strategies: Advocacy coalitions,  
   Bonner  Bridge, and the future of NC 12 on North Carolina's Outer Banks

 Adviser: Burrell Montz

 Currently: Executive, Family Corporation


Jennifer Jones - 2017

Dissertation: On a sea of sand: A comparative analysis of the challenges to beached shipwreck stability and management

Adviser: Lynn Harris

Currently: Assistant Teaching Professor, History Department, East Carolina University


Cecilia Krahforst - 2017

Dissertation: Vessel noise impacts on the oyster toadfish and management implications for underwater noise

Adviser: Joe Luczkovich

Currently: Post-doc field work in South Carolina


Sorna Khakzad - 2016

Dissertation: Re-evaluation of coastal cultural heritage resources: Case of Brunswick County, North Carolina

Advisers: Lynn Harris and David Griffith

Currently: Post-doctoral Research Associate and Faculty, Florida Public Archaeology Network, University of West Florida


Chuck Bangley -  2016

Dissertation: Delineation of coastal shark habitat within North Carolina waters using acoustic telemetry, fishery-independent surveys, and local ecological knowledge

Adviser: Roger Rulifson

Currently: Post-doctoral researcher, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


Chad Smith - 2015

Dissertation: Citizen Science: Is it worth your time?

Adviser: Roger Rulifson

Currently: Faculty, Natural Sciences, Beaufort County Community College  

Jen Cudney-Burch - 2015

Dissertation: Incorporating migration and local movement patterns into management strategies for spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthus)

Adviser: Roger Rulifson

Currently: Fish Biologist, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NOAA Fisheries


Stephanie Hoekstra - 2015

Dissertation: Influences on official decision-making during Superstorm Sandy

Adviser: Burrell Montz

Currently: Program Director of Applied Sciences, Department of Humanities and Sciences, University of California Los Angeles Extension


Coley Hughes Corderio- 2015

Dissertation: Using otolith chemistry and water chemistry to determine strategic habitat areas of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in the Albemarle Estuarine system of North Carolina

Adviser: Roger Rulifson

Currently: Water Resources Development Grants Manager, North Carolina Division of Water Resources


Michelle Peppina Covi - 2014

Dissertation: Water's gonna rise: Sea-level rise risk perception, communication and policy-making in North Carolina

Adviser: Jennifer Brewer

Currently: Assistant Professor of Practice, Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University / Climate Adaptation and Coastal Resilience Program, Virginia Sea Grant 


Devon Olivola Eulie - 2014

Dissertation: Examination of estuarine sediment dynamics: Insights from the large, shallow Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system, North Carolina, USA.

Advisers: D. Reide Corbett and J.P. Walsh

Currently: Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina, Wilmington


Ernest Marshburn - 2014

Dissertation: Beyond human factors: Examining the underlying determinants of recreational boating accidents with spatial analysis and modeling

Adviser: Ronald Mitchelson

Currently: Research: Recreational Boat Operator Risk Management; Recreational Boat Operator Situational Awareness. Position: Director and Senior Research, Center for Recreational Boating Research, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, East Carolina University


Calvin H. Mires - 2014

Dissertation: The value of maritime archaeological heritage: An exploratory study of the cultural capital of shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Adviser: Nathan Richards

Currently: Staff Archaeologist, Maritime Studies Program, Department of History, East Carolina University


Andrew Bennett - 2013

Dissertation: Characterizing patterns and drivers of land use/land cover change along the Atlantic Coast barrier beaches: Examining the roles of development pressure, spatial accessibility, and policy

Adviser: Tom Crawford

Currently: Adjunct Professor, Barton College


Andrea Dell'Apa - 2013

Dissertation: The international trade and fishery management of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in light of CITES list insertion: Alternative management strategies for the U.S. North Atlantic stock

Adviser: Roger Rulifson

Currently: Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tampa


April Whichard Evans - 2013

Dissertation: Getting our ducks in a row: An analysis of waterfowl management within the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture

Adviser: Daniel Marcucci

Currently: Technical Writer-Editor, U.S. Forest Service Washington Office, Business Office, Enterprise, Juneau, Alaska


Mahealani Y. Kaneshiro-Pineiro - 2013

Dissertation: Jellyfish-human interactions in North Carolina

Adviser: Dave Kimmell

Currently: Outreach Specialist, Hanauma Bay Education Program, University of Hawai'i Sea Grant


Becky Deehr - 2012

Dissertation: Measuring the ecosystem impacts of commercial shrimp trawling and other fishing gear in Core Sound, North Carolina using ecological network analysis

Adviser: Joe Luczkovich

Currently: Science teacher, Hutchinson School


Lauren Jorden - 2012

Dissertation: Inclusion of knowledge communities in planning processes: An analysis of green infrastructure planning in Maryland, USA

Adviser: Daniel Marcucci

Currently: Environmental Educator, American Public University


Jingyuan Li - 2012

Dissertation: Community flood hazard mitigation and the community rating system of National Flood Insurance Program

Adviser: Craig Landry

Currently: Researcher, Hydrogeology Group, University of Delaware


L. Jean Palmer Moloney - 2012

Dissertation: Human-environment interaction and water complexities: Mustering science and policy for a coastal resources management approach to counterinsurgency operations (COIN)

Adviser: Derek Alderman

Currently: Senior Research Geographer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Shona Paterson

Shona Paterson - 2012

Dissertation: Managing for self-organization in a changing world: Societal responses to shoreline change

Adviser: David Loomis

Currently: Global Challenges Research Fellow, Brunel University, London


Melinda Reynolds - 2012

Dissertation: Arctic coastal lagoons of Cape Krusenstern National Monument: Subsistence, ecosystem characterization, and management

Adviser: Lisa Clough

Currently: Living in Alaska and raising two boys who look like clones of Terry.


Greg Meyer - 2011

Dissertation: Effects of land use change on juvenile fishes, blue crab, and brown shrimp abundance in the estuarine nursery habitats of North Carolina

Adviser: Yong Wang 

Currently: AAAS Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development


Charles Humphrey - 2010

Dissertation: Controls on septic system wastewater treatment and shallow groundwater quality in coastal North Carolina

Adviser: Mark O'Driscoll

Currently: Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Program, East Carolina University


Wesley Patrick - 2010

Dissertation: Are marine migrations of striped bass genetically pre-determined? An investigation of Albemarle Sound - Roanoke River striped bass migratory patterns

Advisers: Roger Rulifson and Ed Stellwag

Currently: Senior Policy Analyst, NOAA Office of Sustainability


Heather E. Ward - 2010

Dissertation: Creating the Papahanuaumokuakea Marine National Monument: Discourse, media, place-making and policy entrepreneurs

Adviser: Derek Alderman

Currently: Geographer, Geospatial Research Laboratory, Engineering, Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


David Gloeckner - 2009

Dissertation: Improvements to data collection in commercial fisheries using electronic reporting methods: Cost/efficiency and implications for use in ecosystem management

Adviser: Roger Rulifson

Currently: Branch Chief, Fisheries Monitoring, NOAA, Southeast Fisheries Science Center


Valerie J. Grussing - 2009

Dissertation: Reanimating the graveyard: Heritage tourism development of North Carolina shipwrecks

Adviser: Joe Fridgen

Currently: Executive Director, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers


Russ Lewis - 2009

Dissertation: Towards defining a coast: Delineating the North Carolina coast through policy, cultural and scientific perceptions

Adviser: Tim Runyan

Currently: Senior Director - Strategy and REIT Operations, Sears Holdings Corporation


Chris Moore - 2009

Dissertation: Late quaternary geoarchaeology and geochronology of stratified aeolian deposits, Tar River, North Carolina

Adviser: Randolph Daniel

Currently: Archaeologist/Curator of Public Outreach, South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina


Pete Parham - 2009

Dissertation: The Late Quaternary stratigraphy and geologic history of Northeastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia 

Adviser: Stan Riggs

Currently: Coastal Geologist; Senior Research Fellow, Climate and Sea Level Group, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technical College, Singapore; International Fellow, Centre of Tropical Geoengineering, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

Ewa Silver

Ewa Silver - 2009

Dissertation: An analysis of management strategies for the protection of shipwrecks in the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Adviser: Tim Runyan

Currently: Teaching Assistant Professor of History, East Carolina University


Christine Voss - 2009

Dissertation: Responses of dominant marsh macrophytes to inundation and disturbance and assessing marsh ecosystem services

Adviser: Robert Christian

Currently: Research Associate, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Mark Wilde-Ramsing - 2009

Dissertation: Steady as she goes...a test of the Gibbs' model using the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck site 

Adviser: Charles Ewen

Currently: Deputy State Archaeologist, Underwater Archaeology Branch, North Carolina Office of State Archaeology


Rebecca U. Cooper - 2005

Dissertation: Antioxidant enzyme response to hypoxia-induced oxidative stress in the estuarine fish Leiostomus xanthurus

Adviser: Lisa Clough

Currently: ...


Paul Hindsley - 2008

Dissertation: Application of random utility models in coastal resources management

Adviser: Craig Landry

Currently: Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Eckerd College


Manuel Laurenco - 2008

Dissertation: Bioaccumulation of arsenic, chromium and lead by the barnacle Balanus eburneus (Gould, 1841)

Adviser: James Robertson

Currently: ...


Ahmed Salahuddin - 2008

Dissertation: Intraseasonal and Interannual Analysis of the Organization of Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Indo-Pacific Region Using Satellite Measurements

Adviser: Scott Curtis

Currently: Research Associate, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute


Stephen M. Workman - 2008

Dissertation: Preservation, ownership, and access: Key issues for new federal underwater cultural heritage legislation beyond state waters

Adviser: Tim Runyan

Currently: Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute


Susan Lovelace - 2008

Dissertation: Making decisions in coastal ecosystems

Adviser: Robert Edwards

Currently: Assistant Director for Development and Extension at South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium


Michael Worth Calfee - 2007

Dissertation: The bacterial response to trawling and wind-induced sediment resuspension in the Pamlico River Estuary, North Carolina

Adviser: Terry West

Currently: Microbiologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jessica Curci

Jessica L. Curci - 2006

Dissertation: Log boats of the Southeastern United States: Investigating the question of form

Adviser: Charles Ewen

Currently: ...


Kelly Gleason Keogh - 2006

Dissertation: "Compelled to run His Majesty's ship ashore": A multidisciplinary approach to submerged cultural resource management at HMS Santa Monica shipwreck site

Adviser: Annalies Corvin

Currently: Maritime Heritage Coordinator, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument


Clay McCoy - 2006

Dissertation: Submarine groundwater discharge in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions of the United States

Adviser: Reide Corbett

Currently: Senior Project Manager, Regional Sediment Management Regional Center of Expertise, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District


Larry D. McSwain - 2006

Dissertation: Stakeholder perceptions of water quality in Eastern North Carolina

Adviser: David Griffith

Currently: Deceased, 2014


Amy F. Blizzard - 2005

Dissertation: Shoreline access in three states: Reciprocal relationships between state and local government agencies and the role of local governments in shoreline access program evaluation

Adviser: William Mangun

Currently: Deputy Program Manager, Richland County Penny Tax Transportation Program; Priest, St. Thomas Episcopal, Eastover, South Carolina


James K. Dame - 2005

Dissertation: Evaluation of ecological network analysis for ecosystem-based management

Adviser: Robert Christian

Currently: Associate Professor, Biology and Physical Sciences, Chowan University


Christopher Ellis - 2005

Dissertation: Factors contributing to beach attractiveness: Understanding recreational choice behavior on the North Carolina coast

Adviser: Hans Vogelsong

Currently: Social Scientist, NOAA National Ocean Service


Dan Giffin - 2003

Dissertation: Impacts of sediment resuspension on water quality in the Pamlico and Neuse River estuaries

Adviser: Reide Corbett

Currently: Independent Environmental Services