Dan Hitchcock, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor: Coastal Water Resources, Ecological Engineering, Vegetative Treatment Systems Dan Hitchcock

Email: dhitchc@clemson.edu
Office: 1-843-546-1013 Ext. 236
Fax: (843) 546-6296 

Office Address:
Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
P.O. Box 596
Georgetown, SC  29442-0596

Ph.D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering - University of Georgia - 2001
M.S. Environmental Health - University of Georgia - 1996
B.S. Zoology - University of Tennessee – 1993

Service at Clemson University:
Associate Professor, 2013 - Present
Assistant Professor, 2006-2013
Extension Specialist SC Sea Grant Extension Program, 2004-2006

75% Research, 25% Extension

Other Related Experience:

Affiliate faculty member, Masters of Environmental Studies (MES) program, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, January 2003 – present

Research Hydrologist/Postdoctoral Associate, USDA Forest Service Center for Forested Wetlands Research, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC, Sept 2001-May 2004

Research Technician, University of Georgia Marine Institute, Sapelo Island, GA, July 1993-January 1995

Research Interests:
Ecological engineering and design, sustainable environment, water resources, vegetated treatment systems (constructed wetlands, buffers, phytoremediation), low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, coastal hydrology, climate change

Professional Societies:
American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES): Secretary (2009 - 2011), Vice President (2012 - 2013), President (2013 - 2014)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Public Service

  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Murrells Inlet Watershed-based Plan (Nov. 2012 - ), with the Waccamaw Council of Governments (COG).
  • Winyah Rivers Foundation Board Member and Technical Advisory Committee member (2012-2015), with the Waccamaw Riverkeeper®.
  • Member, SC Partners of the Americas Chapter (Dec. 2011 - ).
  • Stormwater Improvements in Georgetown County (SwIG) group member (2008-2010).
  • Town of Bluffton Water Quality Technical Advisory Committee member (2008-2011).
  • Great Pee Dee Scenic River Advisory Council, (2007-2009).

Honors and Awards:

  • Member and Professional Fellow, State Alumni Network, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State (May 2012 – present).
  • Fellow, Partners of the Americas Climate Change Network, Class II Fellowship Exchange with Coralina, San Andrés, Colombia, S.A., (July 23 – Aug. 6, 2011).
  • Clemson PSA Team Award for the Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) program, with Dr. John Hayes and Mr. Calvin Sawyer, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Clemson University, (December 2006).
  • USDA Forest Service, Certificate of Merit for response to TCE leak and SIRIM report, Savannah River Site, New Ellenton, SC (December 2003).

Relevant Publications, Proceedings, and Outreach Documents:

State in which registered:
South Carolina, Professional Engineer (Category A)
Georgia, Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.)

Program web site:
Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science - http://www.clemson.edu/baruch