Cheryl Hapke Receives Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Award at AEG Meeting
September 15, 2020
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Dr. Hapke will present on changing coastlines at AEG’s annual meeting.

Integral Senior Consultant Cheryl Hapke, Ph.D., has received the 2020/2021 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Award, sponsored jointly by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Geological Society of America.  She will accept the award at AEG’s first virtual annual meeting on September 16.  As a Jahns Lecturer, Dr. Hapke will present an annual series of lectures at academic institutions to increase student awareness of careers in environmental and engineering geology.

During the AEG virtual meeting, Dr. Hapke will present “Our Changing Coastlines: The Intersection of Geologic Processes & People.” Her presentation will provide a glimpse into the professional career of a research scientist whose passion for coastal geology has taken her from the steep slopes of the Big Sur coast to the barrier islands of New York battered by Hurricane Sandy to the island beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Hapke will explore how coastlines change in response to storms, tides, and sea level rise, focusing on the vulnerabilities that changing conditions bring to communities, infrastructure, and the natural environment around them.

Dr. Hapke has spent decades studying coastal geology and the processes of coastal change as they relate to societal issues. She is currently coordinator of the Florida Coastal Mapping Program and holds a research professorship at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science.  In her capacity at Integral Consulting, she works in the Coastal Resilience Practice, helping coastal communities deal with sea level rise and develop their coastal hazard adaptation and planning efforts.

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