Thomas Herrington has 30 years of experience in coastal resilience and hazard mitigation research, including the monitoring and analysis of coastal system changes to storm surge and wave impacts, and the analysis of Nature and Nature Based Features for ecosystem restoration and community resilience.
Through NJ Sea Grant, Herrington is presently coordinating community science projects on the quantification of sea level rise driven nuisance flooding for informed coastal resilience decision-making. Prior to joining Monmouth, Herrington was the director of the ocean engineering graduate program at Stevens Institute of Technology and the director of the New Jersey Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, where he developed and supervised seven multi-year, large-scale coastal shoreline monitoring studies.
He has authored or coauthored on over 100 journals, outreach and technical publications in the field of coastal and ocean engineering, including a Framework for Prioritizing Coastal Ecological Adaptations in New Jersey and is a contributing author to Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design. He presently coordinates the New Jersey Coastal Resilience Collaborative and is on the Board of Directors of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, the Jersey Shore Partnership, and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.