Jessica Newlin

Jessica Newlin

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Chair
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About Jessica Newlin

Interim Executive Director, Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Bucknell University, 1998
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of California - Davis, 2001
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Hydraulics and geomorphology of rivers and streams
  • Effects of hydraulic structures on stream channel response
  • Management and maintenance of stream channels near bridge crossings
  • Groundwater and surface water interactions in rivers, streams, and wetlands

Teaching Specialties

  • Water resources engineering
  • Engineering computations
  • The global engineer


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Water Resources Association
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Society of Women Engineers

Selected Publications

Newlin, J.T., and Patil, G.P. 2010. Application of partial order to bridge engineering, stream channel assessment, and infrastructure management, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, v. 17, pp. 437-454, doi: 10.1007/s10651-010-0162-8.

Johnson, P.A., Sheeder, S., and Newlin, J.T., 2010. Waterway transitions an US bridges, Water and Environment Journal, v. 24, pp. 274-281.

Newlin, J.T., and Johnson, P.A., 2009. Adaptive management of stream channel maintenance at bridge crossings in the Northern Tier region, Pennsylvania, Journal of American Water Resources Association, v. 45, no. 5, pp.1197-1208.

Newlin, J.T., and Bhat, K. Sham, 2007. Identification and prioritization of stream channel maintenance needs at bridge crossings, International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (James D. Cooper Student Paper Award)

Harvey, J.W., Newlin, J.T., and Krupa, S.L., 2006. Modeling decadal timescale interactions between surface water and ground water in the central Everglades, Florida, USA, Journal of Hydrology, v. 320, p. 400-420.

Newlin, J.T. and others, 2006. Penn State cross-disciplinary classroom in statistical ecology and environmental statistics, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, v. 13, p. 353-363. (invited contribution)

Harvey, J.W., Saiers, J.E., and Newlin, J.T., 2005. Solute Transport and storage mechanisms in wetlands of the Everglades, south Florida, Water Resources Research, 41, W05009, doi: 10.1029/2004WR003507.


Schultz, B.P.* and Newlin, J.T. 2010.  White Deer Creek, PA:  Implications for Understanding Bedload Transport at Bridge Crossings.  American Water Resources Association Annual Conference Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA, November 1-4, 2010.

Newlin, J.T., and Patil, G.P. 2010.  Application of partial order to stream channel assessment and bridge infrastructure management.  In JSM Proceedings, Statistical Computing Section.  Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Newlin, J.T., Meyers, W.L., Patil, G.P., and Joshi, S.W. 2010.  Improving transparency of bridge condition for decision -making and analysis in bridge management.  In Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, and Life-Cycle Optimization,  Frangopol, d.M., Sause, R, and Kusko, C.S. (eds).  Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Philadelphia, PA, July 11-15, 2010.

Stodart, B.B.*, and Newlin, J.T. 2010.  Use of bendway weirs in gravel-bed streams to reduce sediment deposition near bridge crossings.  Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, American Society of Civil Engineers, Providence, RI, May 16-20, 2010.

Newlin, J.T., Johnson, P.A., Miller, A.C., and Fecko, K.R., 2008.  Sediment transport characterization for bridge crossing design or maintenance.  American Water Resources Association 2008 Annual Water Resources Conference, New Orleans, LA, Nove. 17-20, 2008.  (Presentation)

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