Dr. Charles (Chock) Woodruff

Dr. Charles (Chock) Woodruff
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
  • Research Interests

    Engineering/environmental geology

    Geologic mapping/airphoto interpretation Rock and mineral resources

  • Education

    B.A., Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1966 

    M.S., Geology, Vanderbilt University, 1968 

    Ph.D., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1973

  • Professional History

    Tennessee Division of Geology, 1968-1970

    Bureau of Economic Geology, 1972-1983

    Self-employed consulting geologist, 1983-present

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, U.T. Austin, 2001-present

  • Selected Publications

    Woodruff, C.M., Jr., and L.P. Wilding, 2008, Bedrock, soils, and hillslope hydrology in the Central Texas Hill Country, USA: implications on environmental management in a carbonate-rock terrain: Environmental Geology, v. 55, no. 3, p. 605-618.

    Woodruff, C.M., Jr., 2007, Beyond outcrops and cores—bridging the gulf between geologists and civil engineers in Austin, Texas: Austin Geological Society Bulletin, v. 3, p. 48-53.

    Abbott, P.L., and C.M. Woodruff, Jr., 1986, The Balcones Escarpment: Field-trip guidebook published for Geological Society of America annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 200 p. Available on-line: www.lib.utexas.edu/geo/balcones_escarpment/balconesescarpment.html

    Woodruff, C.M., Jr., and P.L. Abbott, 1979, Drainage-basin evolution and aquifer development in a karstic limestone terrane, south-central Texas, USA: Earth Surface processes, v. 4, p. 319-334.

  • Honors and Awards

    Distinguished Service Award, Austin Geological Society, 1997

    Distinguished Service Award, City of Austin Community Collaboration Awards, 2000

    Distinguished Service Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 2006

    Elected to Honorary Membership, Austin Geological Society, 2001