John Hearin

Throwing Money in the Ocean: America’s Response to Beach Erosion

John grew up in Daytona Beach, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. He moved to the Space Coast in 1985, where he was a member of the Space Shuttle Launch team for nearly 20 years. As the Shuttle program was winding down he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. After graduation John served as an Assistant Research Professor at FIT for several years. He is currently working as a sub-contractor for United Launch Alliance. John has also been an active member for the Surfrider Foundation for over 15 years and is currently the Chairman of the Cocoa Beach chapter.

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