Student examining a specimen in a microscope

Faculty & Staff Directory

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Jessica Sullivan, PhD

Courses Taught

GEOL 103, GEOL 401


B.S., Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2005.

Ph.D., Geological Science, University of South Carolina, 2015.

Research Interests

My research focuses on investigating the vegetation-topographic controls on water circulation and material cycling in intertidal landscapes through field observation, remote sensing and numerical modeling. I am particularly interested in understanding how physical and biological processes interact to shape salt marshes and coastal rivers. I hope to advance my research through predictive modeling of processes across a range of temporal and spatial scales to address for example, the coastal zone response to sea level rise. I have a strong desire to engage undergraduates in field-based experiments, data analysis and scientific writing. Such opportunities are essential to the students in our local community.