I am an associate professort at Louisisiana State University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I have been conducting research in numerical methods, mathematical modeling, and computational engineering for over twenty-five years.
I joined LSU in August, 2020, where I am the CSRS Distinguished Professor in Coastal Engineering and hold a joint position in the Center for Computation and Technology. I am also a fellow of the Coastal Studies Institute and member-at-large on the executive committee for the Coastal and Ecological Design Studio.
I was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi and graduated from Brookhaven High School. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Millsaps College with a BS in Mathematics and Honors in European Studies before attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I received an MS in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering. After completing a post-doc in the Center for Research in Scientific Computaitona at North Carolina State University, I spent fifteeen years as a Research Hydraulic Engineer at the US Army Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory.