Dr. William Cleary
Professor of Geology
Myrtle Grove 1335
Center for Marine Science
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409
Tel: 910 962-2320; Fax: 910 962-2410
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, 1972
Dr. Cleary teaches Environmental Geology, Physical Geology, Oceanography, Coastal Sedimentary Environments and Coastal Management.
Dr. Cleary is a marine and coastal geologist whose interests include coastal management oriented investigations involving inlet and hurricane related shoreline changes and the modification of inlet systems for sand resources for nourishment purposes. His inner continental shelf studies focus on the inter-relationships between the shoreface geology and the nature of shoreline change along the adjacent barriers and headlands. Geologic mapping of these offshore areas is based on remotely sensed data and SCUBA diving based sampling programs.