Chester Jackson

Dr. CJ Jackson

Chester Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology
Office: Herty, 2115



University of Georgia, Athens, GA – 2004-2010

Ph.D. in Geology

Dissertation Topic: “Spatio-temporal Analysis of Barrier Island Shoreline Change: The Georgia Coast, USA.”

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC – 2001-2004

M.S. in Geology

Thesis Topic: “Quantitative Shoreline Change Analysis of an Inlet-Influenced Transgressive Barrier System:  Figure Eight Island, North Carolina”

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA – 19992001

B.S. in Geology

Areas of study: Sedimentary and Coastal Geology, GIS



My research interests center on utilizing both field and GIS techniques to investigate shoreline, inlet, and sediment dynamics along Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean coasts in response to natural and anthropogenic influences.  Focal points of my research include quantifying and predicting shoreline/inlet changes, determining how the inherited geological framework and sea level plays a role in the evolution of the coast, developing software tools for analyzing shoreline and inlet dynamics, and mapping coastal hazards and human impacts.

Last updated: 9/18/2018

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY • P.O. Box 8149 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0667