Department of Geology
ASU Box 32067
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-7540
email: andersonwp@appstate.edu


Academic Background and Professional Experience

2013-present
Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University

Interim Chair, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University


2012-2013
Visiting Fellowship to the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, U
2011



2010-present
Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University



2004-2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University



2000-2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Radford University



1998-2000
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography/Geology, Illinois State University



1999
Ph.D., Earth Sciences, North Carolina State University



1998
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University



1997
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Geology, Duke University



1992
M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono



1990
B.S., Geology, University of Dayton


1989
B.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of Dayton




Selected Publications (past 5 years)

(* denotes student co-author)

*Avalos EB, DH Malone, EW Peterson, WP Anderson Jr, WR Gehrels (In press – 2016) Two-dimensional seismic refraction tomography of a buried bedrock valley at Hallsands Beach, Devon, UK, Environmental Geosciences.

Cockerill KM, WP Anderson Jr (2014) Reply to Discussion – “Creating False Images: Stream Restoration in an Urban Setting.” J Am Water Resour Assoc (JAWRA), doi:10.1111/jawr.12242.

Anderson, W.P., Jr. (2014) Coastal Groundwater. Chapter 6 in Masselink G and Gehrels WR (eds.), Coastal Environments and Global Change. London:Wiley-Blackwell, 512 pp.

Gu C, WP Anderson Jr, J Colby, CL Coffey (2014) Air-stream temperature correlation in forested and urban headwater streams in the Southern Appalachians, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.10225.

Gehrels WR, WP Anderson Jr (2014) Reconstructing Holocene sea-level change from coastal freshwater peat: A combined empirical and model-based approach, Mar Geol 353:140-152, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.04.004.

Cockerill KM, WP Anderson Jr (2014) Creating false images: Stream restoration in an urban setting, J Am Water Resourc Assoc (JAWRA) 1-15, doi:10.1111/jawr.12131.

Gu C, WP Anderson Jr, F Maggi (2012) Riparian biogeochemical hot moment induced by stream fluctuations, Water Resour Res 48:W09546, doi:10.1029/2011WR011720.

Invited and Contributed Presentations (past 5 years)

(* denotes student co-author)

Cockerill K, WP Anderson Jr (2016) Stormwater management as a prescription for “urban stream syndrome”, EcoStream Conference, Asheville, NC, August 2016.

*Shepherd F, C Gu, WP Anderson Jr (2016) Modeling stream salt concentration in a Southern Appalachian urban headwater stream, GSA Abs. with Prog. 48(2), 2016 SE GSA Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC.

Anderson WP Jr (2015) North Carolina and the Hydrologic Cycle: Influences on Water Quantity and Quality in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina Science Center Science Seminar Series, Math and Science Education Center, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – September 24, 2015.

Cockerill KM, WP Anderson Jr (2015) Creating False Images in Restoring Urban Streams. RIEEE Lunch & Learn Session, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – September 16, 2015.

*Richards G, WR Gehrels, L Jones, C Evans, WP Anderson Jr (2015) Holocene sea-level changes in Wales: A combined empirical and model-based approach, Quaternary Research Association Postgraduate Symposium 2015, University of Cambridge, September 2015.

*Straka KM, WP Anderson Jr (2015) Effects of road salt application on water quality in a mountainous headwater stream, GSA Abs. with Prog. 47(2), p. 92, 2015 SE GSA Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

*Gehrels WR, G Richards, WP Anderson Jr (2015) Reconstructing Holocene sea-level change from barrier-impounded freshwater coastal marshes, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, March 29, 2015.

*Long R, C Gu, WP Anderson Jr, J Colby, K Cockerill, S Tuberty (2014) Impacts of urbanization on the hydrology of Appalachian mountain streams, State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Greensboro, NC.

Cockerill K, WP Anderson Jr (2014) Avoid false images in restoring urban streams, EcoStream Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 2014.

Anderson WP Jr, WR Gehrels (2014) Reconstructing Holocene sea-level change from coastal freshwater peat: A combined empirical and model-based approach, European Geological Union Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, May 1, 2014.

*Harris FC, WP Anderson Jr (2014) Temperature surge characteristics in a dynamic and urbanized headwater stream, GSA Abs. with Prog. 46(3), 2014 SE GSA Annual Meeting, Blacksburg, VA.

Gehrels WR, WP Anderson Jr (2013) Holocene sea-level reconstructions from freshwater backbarrier peat systems, in New methods to observe and understand coastal change – All at Sea 2013, University of York, York, England, United Kingdom.

Masselink G, M Austin, WR Gehrels, WP Anderson Jr (2013) Start Bay Field Trip, 2013 International Coastal Symposium, Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Plymouth, UK.

Anderson WP Jr (2013) Non-ideal influences on mixing-zone development in barriers and barrier islands: Examples from North Carolina and England, Department of Geology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, February 8, 2013.

Gu C, WP Anderson Jr (2012) The relationship between air and stream temperature at multiple time scales-effects of summer rainfall events (Invited), The Hydrology of Headwater Catchments, Geological Society of America 2012 Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.