Jon Woodruff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts where he has been a faculty member since 2009. Jon has a M.S. in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering and a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, as well as a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University. His research interests lie in the area of sediment transport in coastal, estuarine and tidal river environments, as well as assessing the level to which climate change, sea-level rise, and shoreline change impact the degree of flooding by storms.