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Rich Whittecar

  • Rich Whittecar
  • Associate Professor
  • Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • 417 OceanographyandPhysics Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5197
  • rwhittec@odu.edu
  • Education

    University Of Wisconsin, 1979
    Major: Departments of Geology-Geophysics and Geography(jointly granted degree)
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Wisconsin, 1976
    Major: Department of Geology Geophysics
    Degree: M.S.
    University of North Carolina , 1974
    Major: Department of Geology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Expertise

    Chesapeake Bay
    geomorphology, hydrogeology (wetlands, streams, soils, landscape formation, Quaternary climate change, environmental geology)
    Geology
    geomorphology, hydrogeology (wetlands, streams, soils, landscape formation, Quaternary climate change, environmental geology)
  • 2013: Shining Star, College of Sciences
  • 2010: Most Inspiring Teacher, College of Sciences
  • 2008: Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Nominee/ State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 2007: Selected as “Most Inspiring Teacher” by Outstanding Graduating Senior (Lisa van Kylen), Department of Ocean Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Selected as “Most Inspiring Teacher” by Outstanding Graduating Senior (Keli Smith), Department of Ocean Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2003: U.S. Professor of the Year Award, Old Dominion University Nominee , Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 2002: University Professor, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Nominee, State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 1998: TELETECHNET Teacher of the Year, Old Dominion University
  • 1998: University Professor, Old Dominion University
  • 1996: Invited Speaker at “Great Tips from Great Professors”, Symposium at Southeastern Section meeting, Geological Society of America
  • 1996: Old Dominion University Nominee, Outstanding Faculty Award, State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 1995: Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Nominee, State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 1995: U.S. Professor of the Year Award, Old Dominion University Nominee, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 1994: Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Nominee, State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 1979: Sigma Xi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1978: Phi Kappa Phi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1977: Stanley Tyler Teaching Award, Department of Geology-Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1974: Order of the Old Well, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 1974: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 1971: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 1970: Morehead Scholar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Water Budget Modeling for Mitigation Wetland Design
    Sponsoring Organization: Peterson Family Foundation (subcontract through Virginia Tech)
    Date: 2008 - 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Hydrologic Assessment, Monitoring, and Numerical Analysis of the Weanack Mineland Reclamation Research Site, Charles City County, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: Weanack Land Limited Partners
    Date: September 1, 2000 - December 31, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Johannesson, K.
    Water Budget Modeling for Mitigation Wetland Design
    Sponsoring Organization: Peterson Family Foundation (subcontract through Virginia Tech)
    Date: August, 2008 - August, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Supplemental Proposal: Hydrogeologic Site Assessment and Monitoring of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Earle Basin Sediment Reclamation Site
    Sponsoring Organization: Weanack Land Limited Partners
    Date: October 1, 2005 - August 31, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Hydrogeologic Site Assessment and Monitoring – Wetland Creation Site, Weanack Port Facility, Charles City County, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: subcontract to Virginia Tech, funds from Weanack Limited Land Partners
    Date: July, 2003 - June, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Supplemental Proposal: Hydrogeologic Site Assessment and Monitoring of the Appomatox River Sediment Land Application Pilot Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Weanack Land Limited Partners
    Date: June 1, 2007 - March 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Wetland Compensation Related Services: Review of Nottoway River Mitigation Bank Design
    Sponsoring Organization: sub-contract to Virginia Tech, funds from Environmental Division, Virginia Department of Transportation
    Date: October, 2002 - December, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Groundwater Monitoring at Weanack Dredge Spoil Utilization Area, Charles City County, Virginia
    Date: March 1, 2000 - October 31, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Hydrologic and geologic analysis of a proposed mitigation wetland site, Ocean Naval Base, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Transportation, Suffolk District
    Date: August 1, 1999 - July 30, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Critical Components of Hydrologic Variability in Tidal Freshwater Wetlands: Hydro-geomorphology and Vegetation of the Mattoponi River
    Sponsoring Organization: The Nature Conservancy
    Date: April, 1998 - March, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Megonigal, J. P.; McShea, W.; Leimgruber, P.; Rapole, J.
    Causes of Episodic Dune Activity at Jockey's Ridge: Local or Regional?
    Sponsoring Organization: N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
    Date: March, 1997 - December, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Acquisition of computer equipment, software and training for a Geographic Information System to support environmental research on the Eastern Shore
    Sponsoring Organization: Intergraph Corporation
    Date: August, 1994 - August, 1997
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Leftwich, J. T.
    Ground-Water Flow Analysis at Wetland Mitigation Sites, Hampton, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Transportation
    Date: February, 1993 - 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Daniels, L. A.
    Acquisition of computer equipment for a Geographic Information System to support environmental research on the Eastern Shore
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Nature Conservancy Task Force
    Date: January, 1994 - June, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Leftwich, J. T.
    Field support for resistivity-based analysis of surficial cobble gravels, Stuarts Draft, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: W.W. Boxley Corp
    Date: October, 1992 - December, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Nowroozi, A. N.
    Agreement District-wide for Environmental and Chemical Analytical Services for Miscellaneous Projects between Virginia Division of Transportation, Suffolk District and Old Dominion University, Norfolk
    Date: 1988 - 1993
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Alden, R. A.; Rule, J. H.; Sterling, D. A.
    Agreement State-wide for Environmental and Chemical Analytical Services for Miscellaneous Projects between Virginia Division of Transportation, Richmond and Old Dominion University, Norfolk
    Date: 1988 - 1993
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Alden, R. A.; Rule, J. H.; Sterling, D. A.
    Development of a Procedural Guidance Document for the clean-up and closure of sites contaminated with hazardous waste using health gaged criteria
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Waste Management, Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date: February, 1993 - August, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Alden, R. A.; Rule, J. H.; Sterling, D. A.
    Stratigraphy and Soil Geomorphology of the Old Hickory Mine Site, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: RGC Mining Corporation
    Date: May, 1991 - 1992
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Daniels, L. A.
    Hydrogeologic and water budget analysis of proposed quarry site, Martinsville, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: W.W. Boxley Corp
    Date: October, 1990 - February, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Hydrogeologic analysis of interdunal ponds, Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, North Carolina
    Sponsoring Organization: The Nature Conservancy
    Date: January, 1989 - May, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Hydrogeologic Analysis of Seashore State Park: Habitat for the Chicken Turtle, Deirocheylops Reticularia
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Conservation and Historic Resources
    Date: January, 1989 - May, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Geological and geophysical investigations of a segmented alluvial fan, Stuarts Draft
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia. W.W. Boxley Corp.
    Date: January, 1990 - January, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Agreement for Hydrogeologic Site Investigations, Southeastern Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: W. L. Black and Associates
    Date: August, 1987 - May, 1988
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Groundwater Hydrology of Nags Head Woods, Dare County, North Carolina
    Sponsoring Organization: The Nature Conservancy
    Date: May 15, 1985 - December 31, 1985
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Geologic, Hydrologic, and Geomorphic Investigation of the Payan Mining District
    Sponsoring Organization: Cal Colombian Mines, Ltd
    Date: May, 1983 - May, 1984
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.; Darby, D. A.
    Innovative Instructional Development Incentive Program Physical Geology
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Instructional Development, Old Dominion University
    Date: May, 1981 - May, 1982
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.