Norman S. Levine, Professor

Director, Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory and Lowcountry Hazards Center

Address: SSMB 240
Phone: 843.953.5308


Purdue University
Ph.D. in Applied Geology, 1995

Indiana State University
M.S. in Geology, 1988

The George Washington University
B.S. in Geology, 1984

Research Interests

Surficial Processes

Natural and Environmental Hazards


Geospatial Informatics and Visualizations

Courses Taught

GEOL 103 Environmental Geology
GEOL 275 Geomorphology
GEOL 395 Special Topics: GIS & Watershed Management
GEOL 402 / EVSS 502 Geospatial Science
GEOL 442 / EVSS 642 Geologic & Environmental Remote Sensing
GEOL 449 / EVSS 649 Introduction to GIS
GEOL 469 / EVSS 669 Advanced GIS

Honors and Awards

Vice Chair Environmental and Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America
Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geology
Co-Chair of 2010 Association of Engineering Geologists National Meeting


Wall, J., Bohnenstiehl, D.R., Wegmann, K.W. and Levine, N.S. 2017. Morphometric comparisons between automated and manual karst depression inventories in Apalachicola National Forest, Florida, and Mammoth Cave National park, Kentucky, USA. Natural Hazards, 85(2): 729-749.

Doyle, B.C.; Levine, N.S.; Newhard, J.M.L.; and *Kyer, J.A., 2010, The Mahras Dağ Complex Landslide, Upper Göksu River Valley, Turkey: Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XVI, No. 1.,

Green, Meredith A, Wayne E McFee, Norman S. Levine, and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (U.S.). A GIS Analysis of Coastal Development and Trends in Bottlenose Dolphin Strandings in Charleston, SC Implications for Coastal Marine Spatial Planning. Silver Spring, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, 2010.

Levine, N.S., Kaufman, C.,  Katuna, M.,  Harris, S.,  Colgan, M., (2009)  Folly Beach, SC: an endangered barrier island, GSA Special Paper - 460: Endangered Barrier Islands p 91- 111

Sataloff, G., Levine, N.S., and Kaufman, C.C. (2009) College of Charleston Campus Map, Journal of Maps, v2009, 9-18.

Amatya, D. M, E. B Haley, N. S Levine, T. J Callahan, A. Radecki-Pawlik, and M. Jha. “Calibration and Validation of the SWAT Model for a Forested Watershed in Coastal South Carolina.” ASABE Paper (2008): 08–3912.

Hurley, P. T, A. C Halfacre, N. S Levine, and M. K Burke. “Finding a ‘Disappearing’Nontimber Forest Resource: Using Grounded Visualization to Explore Urbanization Impacts on Sweetgrass Basketmaking in Greater Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.” The Professional Geographer 60, no. 4 (2008): 556–578.

Levine, N.S., Kaufman, C. “Land Use, Erosion, and Habitat Mapping on an Atlantic Barrier Island, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.” Journal of Maps 161 (2008): 174.

Vincent, R. K., and N. S. Levine. “Future Directions for Geological Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).” Geological Education, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience 10, no. 4 (2004): 29–338.

Braun, G. M, N. S Levine, S. J Roberts, and A. N Samel. “A Geographic Information Systems Methodology for the Identification of Groundwater Recharge Areas in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.” Environmental and Engineering Geoscience 9, no. 3 (2003): 267.

Levine, N. S, S. J Roberts, and J. L Aring. “Geological Controls on the Distribution and Origin of Selected Inorganic Ions in Ohio Groundwater.” Environmental and Engineering Geoscience 8, no. 4 (2002): 319.

Wiles, J. J, and N. S Levine. “A Combined GIS and HEC Model for the Analysis of the Effect of Urbanization on Flooding; the Swan Creek Watershed, Ohio.” Environmental and Engineering Geoscience 8, no. 1 (2002): 47.

Evans, J. E., N. S. Levine, S. J. Roberts, J. F. Gottgens, and D. N. Newman. “Proposed Removal of Ballville Dam, Sandusky River, Ohio: A GIS-based, Interdisciplinary Study.” J Am Water Resources Assoc 38 (2002): 1549–1565.

Guy, E. D, and N. S Levine. “GIS Modeling and Analysis of Ohio’s CO2 Budget: Mitigating CO2 Emissions Through Reforestation.” Ohio Journal of Science 101, no. 3–4 (2001).