D. Phil Turnipseed

Phil is a Scientist Emeritus with the USGS Office of Surface Water (OSW). His duties include assisting the OSW in surface water hydrology and open-channel hydraulics related data collection and application with emphasis on the ISO Technical Committee 113 on Hydrometry, the World Meteorological Organization, and other OSW international responsibilities and programs.

Biography

Recent Accomplishments

Education

  • Delta State University, Biology major, 1971-1972, Fall 1976;
  • Mississippi State University, B.S. in Forestry/Wildlife Management, 1977
  • Mississippi State University, Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry graduate work, 1980-1981
  • Louisiana State University, M.E. in Civil Engineering, 1986

Professional Studies/Experience

  • Surface Water Hydrologic Monitoring and Analysis
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Remote Sensing Technology

Mentorship/Outreach

Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers Navigation Engineering Task Committee (2011 to present);
  • Managing Board Member, Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture (2011 to 2014);
  • Member, Science Coordination Team, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (2011 to 2012);
  • Managing Board Member, Gulf Coast Joint Venture (2010 to 2014);
  • Member, National Committee on Levee Safety (2007 to present);
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers Task Committee on Bridge Scour (May 2005 to present);
  • Member, Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET) (October 2005 to 2008);
  • Member, Interagency FEMA Levee Policy Review Task Committee (January 2006 to 2007);
  • Delegate, ISO Subcommittee 5 on Instruments, Equipment, and Data Management (2005 to present),
  • Technical Committee 113 on Hydrometry (May 2005 to present);
  • Professional Engineer, Mississippi Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors, (January 1996 to present);
  • Professional Engineer, Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (May 2013 to present)

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

  • At-large Member of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers Board of Trustees (2014 to present);
  • Department of the Interior Superior Service Award (2006)
  • USGS Star Awards (1996-2013)
  • Job Performance Quality Step Increase (1994, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • USGS WRD Unit Award for Excellence (1993, 1995)

Scientific/Oral Presentations, Abstracts