Dr. Bush is a geology professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia. He completed his Ph.D. in 1991 at Duke University. His current research interests include coastal and multi-hazards, hurricane impacts on development shorelines, hazard mapping, risk assessment, property damage mitigation, and marine shelf storm sedimentation. He is active in the Geological Society of America serving numerous times as a member of the Annual Program Committee and a Technical Program Chair. He also serves as editor of the journal Southeastern Geology.