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

2012-present
Interim Chair, Department of Geology, Appalachian State University



2011
Visiting Fellowship to the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, UK



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)

Anderson, W.P., Jr. (In press – 2013) Coastal Groundwater. Chapter 6 in Masselink, G. and Gehrels, R. (eds.), Coastal Environments and Global Change. London:Wiley-Blackwell, 512 pp.

Gu C, WP Anderson Jr (In press – 2012) Riparian biogeochemical hot moment induced by stream fluctuations, Water Resour Res.

*Anderson WP Jr, RE Storniolo, JS Rice (2011) Bank thermal storage as a sink of temperature surges in urbanized streams. J Hydrol 409:525-537, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.059.

*Rice JS, WP Anderson Jr, CS Thaxton (2011) Urbanization influences on stream temperature behavior within low-discharge, headwaters streams. Hydrologic Res Lett 5:27-31,doi:10.3178/HRL.5.27.

*Anderson WP Jr, JL Anderson, CS Thaxton, CM Babyak (2010) Changes in stream temperatures in response to restoration of groundwater discharge and solar heating in a culverted, urban stream, J Hydrol 393:309-320, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.08.030.

Anderson WP Jr, RE Emanuel (2010) Effect of interannual climate oscillations on rates of submarine groundwater discharge, Water Resourc Res 46:W05503, doi:10.1029/2009WR008212.

Anderson WP Jr, RE Emanuel (2008) Effect of interannual and interdecadal climate oscillations on groundwater in North Carolina, Geophys Res Lett 35:L23402, doi:10.1029/2008GL036054.

*Anderson WP Jr, RM Lauer (2008) The role of overwash in the evolution of mixing zone morphology within barrier islands, Hydrogeol J 16:1483-1495, doi:10.1007/s10040-008-0340-z.

Anderson WP Jr, DG Evans (2007) On the interpretation of recharge estimates from steady-state model calibrations, Ground Water 45(4):499-505, doi:10.111/j.1745-6584.2007.00312.x.

Invited and Contributed Presentations (past 5 years)

(* denotes student co-author)

Gu, C, Anderson WP 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.

Anderson WP Jr, WR Gehrels (2011) Short and long-term sea-level controls on coastal peat/gravel barrier systems (Invited), Abstract H34E-01, Where the Land Meets the Sea: Ocean-Aquifer Interactions III, American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Avalos, EB, WP Anderson Jr, DH Malone (2011) Three dimensional mapping of a buried bedrock valley with two dimensional seismic refraction lines to develop accurate boundary conditions of a coastal hydrogeologic model in southwest Devon, United Kingdom, 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Anderson WP Jr (2011) Role of random processes and interannual climate oscillations on groundwater conditions in North Carolina, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the University of Plymouth Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, May 4, 2011.

Anderson WP Jr (2011) Groundwater modelling in coastal barrier environments: Creating a new tool for reconstructing past changes in sea level – Initial results, Physical Geography Research Group, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, March 7, 2011.

Anderson WP Jr (2011) Surface water-groundwater interactions in urban catchments: A case study of Boone Creek, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, February 4, 2011.

*Anderson WP Jr, DG Evans, RE Storniolo (2010) Bank storage as a thermal sink of temperature surges in urbanized streams, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31C-1023, Groundwater Inputs to the Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, American Geophysical Union 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Anderson WP Jr (2009) The influence of baseflow and bank storage on stream temperatures in a restored urbanized stream, Department of Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina, Asheville, November 16, 2009.

Anderson WP Jr (2009) Role of random processes and interannual climate oscillations on groundwater conditions in North Carolina, Klepser Seminar Series, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, The University of Tennessee, November 12, 2009.

*Anderson WP Jr, CS Thaxton, CM Babyak, JL Anderson (2009) The influence of baseflow on stream temperatures in an urbanized stream. GSA Abs. with Prog. 41(7), 2009 GSA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Anderson WP Jr (2009) Role of random processes and interannual climate oscillations on groundwater conditions in North Carolina. John W. Foster Lecturer Series, Illinois State University, Department of Geography-Geology, February 6, 2009.

Anderson WP Jr (2009) The influence of baseflow on stream temperatures in an urbanized highgradient stream. Illinois State University, The Colloquium of the Department of Geography-Geology, February 6, 2009.

Anderson WP Jr, RE Emanuel (2008) Role of interannual climate oscillations on coastal groundwater conditions in North Carolina. GSA Abs. with Prog. 40(6), 2008 GSA Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.

Cockerill KM, WP Anderson Jr (2008) The science behind the policy: An integrated water resources course. Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)/National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) Conference. Durham, North Carolina, July 2008.

Evans DG, WP Anderson Jr (2007) Fractal interpolation and Monte Carlo simulations to address aliasing in well hydrographs. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41I-06, American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Anderson WP Jr, RM Lauer (2007) The control of overwash and sound-side flooding on mixing-zone morphology. GSA Abs. with Prog. 39(6), 2007 GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Anderson WP Jr, CM Babyak, CS Thaxton (2007) Baseline Monitoring Case Study of a High-Gradient Urbanized Stream: Boone Creek, Boone, NC. 2nd National Low Impact Development Conference – American Society of Civil Engineers, March 12-14, 2007, Wilmington, NC.