G. Richard Whittecar, Emeritus University Professor
Interests: Landscape Evolution Wetlands/Land Reclamation Geoscience Education
Present Graduate Student:
Jim Metz (WVU 2000, Penn State 2012)
Research topic: Pleistocene terraces and eolian landforms along Blackwater River, Virginia
Recent Graduate Students:
Tyler Legg (ODU 2020)
Rachel Dunleavy (BS NC State 2012, MS ODU 2017)
Ben Hiza (BS ODU 2013, MS OSU 2017).
Thesis topic: Hydrogeology of Julie Metz mitigation wetland, northern Virginia
Stephen Stone (BS JMU 2013, MS ODU 2017).
Thesis topic: Hydrogeology of Huntley Meadows Park wetland, Alexandria Virginia
Bryce Shoup (BS ODU 2016, MS ODU 2019)
Thesis topic: Hydrogeology of the Cape Henry beach ridge complex, Virginia Beach, Virginia
WEANACK SCHOLAR FOR 2022: Weanack Land Limited LLC, Charles City County, Virginia, has been supporting students at Old Dominion University since 2000 by providing funds to allow them to help build, manage, and sample the monitoring wells in and around the sediment disposal facility adjacent to Shirley Plantation. Under the guidance of Dr. Rich Whittecar and with logistical help from the Department of Ocean and Earth and Sciences at ODU and the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science at Virginia Tech, several dozen students have gained valuable experience during the regular sampling events conducted at the facility, experience that benefits the students by complementing their classroom and laboratory activities and enhances their resumes after graduation.
Weanack Land Limited LLC continues to provide support for regular sampling and other activities including a stipend to support student summer research. The graduate student serving as the 2022 Weanack Scholar is Md Opu Sarker.