Thesis Defense Notice: Nathaniel Penrod

Wed, August 2, 2023 10:00 AM at Geography Building, Rm 126

Nathaniel Penrod A master's thesis defense is scheduled for Nathaniel Penrod on the following date and time:

Title: "Multidecadal trends in nearshore sediment transport and morphodynamics along the eastern coast of Lake Michigan: Implications for beach recovery following high lake levels"

Day and Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Time:  10:00 AM in Room 126 Geography Building 

The defense will consist of two steps:

(1) a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the thesis research followed by a questioning session

Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.

(2) a subsequent questioning session

​The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) are not permitted during the second questioning; it is closed.

A copy of the thesis can be obtained by emailing Nathaniel at


  • Ethan Theuerkauf (chair)
  • Erin Bunting
  • Alan Arbogast