As diverse as the faculty at IMS may be in their respected areas of research and schooling, they share a common characteristic that makes our program so academically unique: each one is a world-renowned, top-notch professor. The breadth of knowledge and devotion to all aspects of science not only add to the content of our program, it prepares our students for a life-long career in marine science.
**Disclaimer: Condensed CVs for IMS. For a full CV, please contact the professor.**
2004-09 Ph.D., Geology & Geophysics, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
1997-99 M.S., Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
1992-96 B.S.C.E., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
B.S., Environmental Studies, Tufts University
2009-present Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2009-present Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
2004-2008 Graduate Student, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
2004 summer Research Intern, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
2002-2004 Physics and Oceanography Teacher, Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA
2000-2002 Coastal Engineer, Woods Hole Group Inc., Falmouth, MA
1996-2000 Research Associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA
1995 Field Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Augusta, ME
Current Research Support:
2010-2011 National Science Foundation Instrument and Facilities Grant (Co-PI):
Purchase of an X-Ray Core Scanner for Research in Paleoclimatology and Global Change
2010-2011 UMass School for Marine Science Grant (Co-PI):
Hydrographic and Numerical Modeling Assessment for Sediment and Contaminant Trapping in Floodplain Tidal Pond
2010-2011 Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant:
Sediment and Pollution Storage in the Lower Connecticut River and Estuary
2010-2011 National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration:
Reconstructing the 13th Century Kamikaze Typhoons from Coastal Overwash Deposits
2009-2011 National Science Foundation, Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (Co-PI):
Decadal Scale Patterns in Hurricane Activity Over the Last Several Millennia
Coastal, estuarine and fluvial processes, focusing on the dominant mechanisms of sediment transport and deposition within these systems. Applying quantitative methods and theory to sedimentary records to improve our understanding of paleoclimate, coastal morphology, sea-level rise, as well as their interconnections.
Mann, M.E., Woodruff, J.D., Donnelly, J.P., and Zhang, Z., 2009, El Niño, Tropical Atlantic Warmth, and Hurricanes Over the Past 1500 Years. Nature, v. 460, p. 880-883
Woodruff, J.D., Donnelly, J.P., and Okusu, A., 2009, Exploring typhoon variability over the mid-to-late Holocene: evidence of extreme coastal flooding from Kamikoshiki, Japan. Quaternary Science Reviews. v. 28, p. 1774-1785
Woodruff, J.D., Donnelly, J.P. and Emanuel, K., 2008, Assessing sedimentary records of paleo-hurricane activity using modeled hurricane climatology. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 9 (9), p. 1-12
Woodruff, J.D., Donnelly, J.P., Mohrig, D. and Geyer, W.R., 2008, Reconstructing relative flooding intensities responsible for hurricane-induced deposits from Laguna Playa Grande, Vieques, Puerto Rico. Geology, v. 36, p. 391-394
Donnelly, J.P. and Woodruff, J.D., 2007, Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Nino and the West African monsoon. Nature, v. 447, p. 465-468.
Woodruff, J.D., Geyer, W.R., Sommerfield, C.K., and Driscoll, N.W., 2001, Seasonal variation of sediment deposition in the Hudson River estuary. Marine Geology, v. 179, p. 105-119.