Geology & Environmental Science Faculty Member

Shelley J. Whitmeyer


Professional Information
  • Title: Faculty Research Associate/Instructor, Coastline Geomorphology

  • Educational Background:
       BS, University of Rhode Island, 1996
       MS, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2000
       PhD, Boston University, 2007
Contact Information


GEOL211: Introduction to Oceanography

Research Interests

I am interested in coastal environments - mainly barrier islands and tidal inlets. My prior research has focused on sediment transport in tidal inlets and navigation channels. I am presently expanding this research to look at larger scale morphologic changes along our coastline. The Delmarva Peninsula is an exceptional area for investigating the dynamics of barrier island systems. I’d like to combine field studies and numerical modeling to examine the coastal processes along the Eastern Shore of Virginia.