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Stephen Moysey

Marcano ProfileAdjunct Professor
Professor of Geological Sciences
East Carolina University
Director of the ECU Water Resources Center


Ph.D., Stanford University, Geophysics
MS, University of Arizona, Hydrology
BS, University of Alberta, Environmental Physical Science

Professional Experience

2018-Present: Professor, Geology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Director, East Carolina Water Resources Center, ECU, Greenville, NC
2016-2018: Co-Director, NRT program in Resilient Infrastructure and Environmental Systems, Clemson, SC
2015-2018: Co-Director, Center for Geospatial Technologies, Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing & Creativity, Clemson, SC
2015-2018: Assoc. Professor, Eng. & Science Education, Clemson University, SC
2013-2018: Assoc. Professor, Env. Eng. & Earth Science (Joint Appointment), Clemson University, Clemson, SC
2014 (May): Visiting Blaustein Assoc. Professor, Geophysics, Stanford University 2005-2013: Asst. Professor, Env. Eng. & Earth Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
2000–2005: Research Assistant, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Selected Publications:

Lazar, K.B., S.M. Moysey, S. Brame, A.B. Coulson, C.M. Lee, J.R. Wagner, Breaking out of the traditional lecture hall: Geocaching as a tool for experiential learning in large geology service courses, J. of Geoscience Education, DOI: 10.1080/10899995.2018.1453191, 2018.

Pales, A. R., *Li, B., *Clifford, H. M., *Kupis, S., *Edayilam, N., *Montgomery, D., Liang, W.-Z., Dogan, M., Tharayil, N., Martinez, N., Moysey, S., Powell, B., and Darnault, C. J. G.: Preferential flow systems amended with biogeochemical components: imaging of a two-dimensional study, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2487-2509,, 2018.

Li, B., A.R. *Pales, H.M. *Clifford, S. *Kupis, S. *Hennessy, W.-Z. *Liang, S. Moysey, B. Powell, K.T. Finneran, and C.J.G. Darnault, Preferential flow in the Vadose zone and interface dynamics: Impact of microbial exudates, Journal of Hydrology, 558, 72-89, 2018.

Chandler, R.D., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Moysey, S.M.J., Schlautman, M.A., Sharp, J.L., and M. Motallebi, Integrating soil analyses with frameworks for ecosystem services and organizational hierarchy of soil systems, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Anal., DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2018.1474919, 2018.

Mangel, A.R., S.M.J. Moysey, J. van der Kruk, Resolving infiltration-induced water content profiles by inversion of dispersive GPR data, Vadose Zone Journal, 16(10), 11p., doi: 10.2136/vzj2017.02.0037, 2017.

Dogan, M., S.M.J. Moysey, R.M. Ramakers, T.A. DeVol, F.J. Beekman, H.C. Groen, and B.A. Powell, High-resolution 4D pre-clinical SPECT/CT imaging of technetium transport within a heterogeneous porous media, Env. Sci. & Tech., 51(5), 2864-2870, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04172, 2017.

Hao, N., S.M.J. Moysey, B.A. Powell, and D. Ntarlagiannis, Comparison of the surface ion density of silica gel evaluated via Spectral Induced Polarization versus acid-base titrations, J. Applied Geophysics, 135, 427-435,, 2016.

Hao, N., S.M.J. Moysey, B.A. Powell, and D. Ntarlagiannis, An evaluation of surface sorption processes using Spectral Induced Polarization and a 22Na tracer, Env. Sci. & Tech., 49(16), 9866-9873, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01327, 2015.

Mangel, A.R., S.M.J. Moysey, and J. van der Kruk, Resolving precipitation induced water content profiles by inversion of dispersive GPR data: A numerical study, J. Hydrology, 525, 496-505, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.011, 2015.

Mangel, A.R., *B.A. Lytle, and S.M.J. Moysey, Automated high-resolution GPR data collection for monitoring dynamic hydrologic processes in two and three dimensions, The Leading Edge, 34(2), 190-196, doi:10.1190/tle34020190.1, 2015.

Oware, E.K., and S.M.J. Moysey, Geophysical evaluation of solute plume spatial moments using an adaptive POD algorithm for electrical resistivity imaging, J.Hydrology, 517, 471-480, doi:10.1016/j.hydrol.2014.05.054, 2014.

Oware, E.K., S.M. Moysey, and T. Khan, Physically-based regularization of inverse problems for improved imaging of process-driven systems, Water Resources Research, 49,1-10,doi:10.1002/wrcr.20462, 2013.

Knight, R., J. Cannia, J. Doetsch, J. Fleming, B. Grimm, D. Heinze, C. Hobza, J.A. Huisman, J. Irving, A. Kemna, A. Menghini, B. Minsley, S. Moysey, F. Nguyen, J. Nyquist, A. Parsekian, D. Rucker, K. Singha, B. Smith, J. van der Kruk, The state of the science and vision of the future: Report from the Hydrogeophysics Workshop, The Leading Edge, 32, 814-818, doi:10.1190/tle32070714.1, 2013.

Mangel, A.R., S.M. Moysey, J.C. Ryan*, and J.A. Tarbutton*, Multi-offset ground-penetrating radar imaging of a lab-scale infiltration test, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 4009-4022, doi 10.5194/ess-16-4009-2012, 2012.

Liu, Z., and S.M. Moysey, The dependence of electrical resistivity-saturation relationships on multiphase flow instability, ISRN Geophysics, 12, Article: 270750, doi:10.5402/2012/270750, 2012.

Miller, S.A., S.M. Moysey, B. Sharp*, J. Alfaro*, A stochastic approach to model dynamic systems in Life Cycle Assessment, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 17(3), 352-362, doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00531.x, 2012.