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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

    Geology
    geomorphology, hydrogeology (wetlands, streams, soils, landscape formation, Quaternary climate change, environmental geology)
  • 2014: Excellence in Reviewing, Elsevier Journals
  • 2014: Distinguished Teacher- Tenured Faculty, College of Sciences
  • 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 - 2016
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Whittecar, R. G.
    Geology of the Patrick, S.C. (1:24,000) Quadrangle – Quaternary Dunes over Cretaceous Deltas
    Sponsoring Organization: US Geological Survey
    Date: 2013 - 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Teacher Recruitment Preparation Pilot Initiative - MonarchTeach
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education MASTER I Program
    Date: 2012 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Enderson, M.; 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.
    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.