The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Charles (Chock) Woodruff, Jr.
Charles (Chock) Woodruff, Jr. Geologist Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: Telephone: 512-471-1912 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Engineering/environmental geology

Geologic mapping/airphoto interpretation Rock and mineral resources
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:

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
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