Expertise

Water quality analysis and management using watershed-scale geographic information and modeling systems. Sustainable development is one of the most challenging areas facing today’s societies. The challenge is to strike a balance between a sustainable environment and an acceptable level of economic progress. My goal is to advance our awareness of the key environmental and social processes impacting public water resources.


Water resources; engineering aspects of water quality; surveying; mapping; and geographic information systems. Water quality management and source water protection using watershed-scale geographic information and field-scale investigation. Environmental impact of green infrastructure; reuse of wastewater for irrigation; and reduction of erosion on steep slopes using biological, mechanical, and chemical systems. Seeking international opportunities to enhance food production systems and urban water usage.

Degrees
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004
MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Agricultural Engineering, 1995
BS, Texas Tech University, Agricultural Engineering, 1990
BS, Clarion State College, Geography, 1978
Keywords
biological engineering