B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, 2001M.S., Civil Engineering, ​University of Texas at Austin, 2003Ph.D., Civil Engineering, ​​University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Jonathan Goodall is a professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Computer Science. His teaching and research interests are in hydrology, water resources engineering, and hydroinformatics with a primary research focus in on modeling hydrologic systems for sustainable water management and increased resilience to floods and droughts. Professor Goodall is the Associate Director of the interdisciplinary Link Lab and leads the Hydroinformatics Research Group. He is also a member of the Environmental Resilience Institute steering committee and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Transportation Studies. Professor Goodall currently serves as an Associate Editor for Water Resources Research, Environmental Modelling & Software, and the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining UVA in the fall of 2013, he was on the faculty at the University of South Carolina-Columbia.


  • Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineering 2018
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award, International Environmental Modelling & Software Society (iEMSs) 2012
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation 2009

Research Interests

  • Water Resources
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Stormwater
  • Flooding
  • Smart Cities

Selected Publications

  • Design of a metadata framework for environmental models with an example hydrologic application in HydroShare, Environmental Modelling & Software, 93, pp.13-28, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.028 Morsy, M.M., J.L. Goodall, A.M. Castronova, P. Dash, V. Merwade, J.M. Sadler, M.A. Rajib, J.S. Horsburgh, D.G. Tarboton (2017)
  • Effect of Rain Gauge Proximity on Rainfall Estimation for Problematic Urban Coastal Watersheds in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 22(9), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001563 Sadler, J.M., J.L. Goodall, M.M. Morsy (2017)
  • Toward the Geoscience Paper of the Future: Best practices for documenting and sharing research from data to software to provenance, Earth and Space Science, 3, 388–415, doi:10.1002/2015EA000136. Gil, Y., C.H. David, I. Demir, B. T. Essawy, R. W. Fulweiler, J. L. Goodall, L. Karlstrom, H. Lee, H. J. Mills, J .H. Oh, and S. A. Pierce (2016)
  • Hydroshare: Sharing Diverse Environmental Data Types and Models as Social Objects with Application to the Hydrology Domain, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 52(4), 873-889. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12363 Horsburgh, J. S., M. M. Morsy, A. M. Castronova, J. L. Goodall, T. Gan, H. Yi, M. J. Stealey, D. G. Tarboton (2016)
  • Simulation of integrated urban infrastructure systems: A service-oriented approach. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 29(5). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000364 Goodall, J.L., A. M. Castronova, N. N. Huynh, and J. M. Caicedo, R. Hall (2015)
  • A methodology for evaluating evapotranspiration estimates at the watershed-scale using GRACE, Journal of Hydrology, 574-586. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.066523 Billah, M.M., J. L. Goodall, U. Narayan, J. T. Reager, V. Lakshmi, J. S. Famiglietti (2015)

Courses Taught

  • CE 6230 Hydrology
  • CE 3220 Water Resources Engineering