Dr. David L. Kriebel, P.E., is a Professor of Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and previously served as Chair of the Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Department. Prior to joining the Naval Academy, Dr. Kriebel was a Coastal Engineer for the Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, Alaska. He holds a B.S degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in coastal and ocean engineering from the University of Florida. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia and Alaska. Dr. Kriebel has authored approximately 100 papers and reports on ocean waves, wave-structure interaction, beach processes and sediment transport, coastal zone management, ship waves, tsunami impacts, port and harbor design issues, and most-recently on coastal flooding and sea level rise. He is the 2015 recipient of the inaugural Bob Dean Coastal Scholar Award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. In the profession, Dr. Kriebel has been actively involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where he has been a national leader in the development of codes and standards for coastal flooding and tsunami impact in the ASCE 7 Standard “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures” and where he has conducted post-tsunami investigations after the Indian Ocean and Tohoku tsunamis. He served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of ASCE, and served as the elected President of COPRI in 2008-2009, overseeing the technical activities of more than 4,000 members worldwide. He was also appointed by the Secretary of the Army to serve from 2012 to 2016 on the Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Engineering Research Board. He currently Chairs the Naval Academy Sea Level Rise Advisory Council.