Joshua Moody, Ph.D.

Restoration Programs Manager


Joshua Moody, Ph.D. is the Restoration Programs Manager at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. In this role, he manages a variety of projects to meet the region’s restoration needs. This includes the Delaware Estuary Living Shoreline Initiative (DELSI). In addition, he develops the tools and methodologies to identify when and where restoration is appropriate.  In addition, Moody studies the natural benefits of shellfish to make marshes healthier, shorelines stronger, and water cleaner.

In 2017, Moody earned his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science from Drexel University. He earned a master of science degree in Ecology from Rutgers University in 2012. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Biology from Temple University in 2008. In 2010, he earned a graduate certification in Geospatial Information Science (GIS) from Rutgers University.

Funders of Moody’s research include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development, the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, the National Shellfisheries Association, and the Society of Wetlands Scientists.

Moody lives in Newark, Delaware with his wife and two children.

To e-mail Moody, go to, or call (302) 655-4990, extension 115.

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