Virginia Water Faculty

This is a listing of faculty members at Virginia universities that specialize in water resources. If you would like to have your name added to this list, please contact the Water Center staff at water@vt.edu.

Faculty may also be added to our email distribution list by contacting Kevin McGuire.

FACULTY

Faculty Name Department/University Research Interests
Changwoo Ahn
cahn@gmu.edu
Environmental Science and Policy/George Mason University Wetland ecosystem ecology, ecological engineering, wetland creation and restoration
Mike Aust
waust@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/Virginia Tech Effects of forestry best management practices (BMPs) on water quality, riparian forests and water quality, management of forested wetlands
Fred Benfield
benfield@vt.edu
Biological Sciences/Virginia Tech Stream ecology
Brian Benham
benham@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Nonpoint source pollution control, watershed modeling, household quality
Gregory Boardman
gboard@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Industrial waste treatment, water and wastewater treatment, environmental toxicology, aquaculture
Dean R. Bork
drbork@vt.edu
Landscape Architecture/Virginia Tech Watershed sensitive site design/planning, low impact development, stormwater management
Darrell Bosch
bosch@vt.edu
Agricultural and Applied Economics/Virginia Tech Water quality, cost, economic incentives
Paul A. Bukaveckas
pabukaveckas@vcu.edu
Center for Environmental Studies/Virginia Commonwealth University Harmful algal blooms, nutrient cycling, rivers
Tom Burbey
tjburbey@vt.edu
Geosciences/Virginia Tech Hydrogeology, aquifer mechanics, land subsidence
Karen Bushaw-Newton
kbushaw@nvcc.edu
Biology and Natural Sciences/Northern Virginia community College Aquatic microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, stream restoration and dam removal
Cayelan Carey
cayelan@vt.edu
Biological Sciences/
Virginia Tech
Limnology, lake and reservoir ecology, water quality, biogeochemistry, plankton, diatoms
Kelly Cobourn
kellyc13@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/
Virginia Tech
Water resource economics, water rights, management of surface water and groundwater, irrigation
Bernard J. Cosby
bjc4a@virginia.edu
Environmental Sciences/ University of Virginia Biogeochemistry, environmental modelling, catchment science
William Cox
cox@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Water law, water resources planning, water policy
Joanna Crowe Curran
curran@virginia.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/University of Virginia River engineering, sediment transport mechanics, river hydraulics, dam removal
W. Lee Daniels
wdaniels@vt.edu
Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences/Virginia Tech Mining impacts on water quality, wetland creation and restoration, land application of wastes, water quality
Brenda Davy
bdavy@vt.edu
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise/Virginia Tech Water and beverage intake, dietary assessment, obesity prevention and treatment
Kevin P. Davy
kdavy@vt.edu
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise/Virginia Tech Investigating the role of water and beverage consumption in obesity prevention and treatment, and assessing beverage intake patterns
Andrea Dietrich
andread@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Water quality and water treatment, sensory analysis of odorous compounds
Susan E. Duncan
duncans@vt.edu
Food Science and Technology/Virginia Tech Water quality related to effect on food/beverage quality, sensory perception, and consumer choice and behavior
Randel Dymond
dymond@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Sustainable land development, urban stormwater quality and quantity, geographic information systems
Zachary Easton
zeaston@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Hydrology, water quality, watershed modeling
Marc Edwards
edwardsm@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Corrosion, aquatic chemistry, engineering ethics
Drew Ellis
awellis@vt.edu
Geography/Virginia Tech Hydroclimatic variability and change, drought, water resource sustainability
Joseph O. Falkinham, III
jofiii@vt.edu
Biological Sciences/Virginia Tech Epidemiology and ecology of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Role of bacteria in Mn-cycling in water distribution systems
Daniel Gallagher
dang@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Environmental statistics and data analysis, risk assessment, food safety, environmental modeling and simulation
Joseph Garcia
garciaje@longwood.edu
Biological and Environmental Sciences/
Longwood University
Human impacts on fluvial systems, historical Piedmont erosion, fluvial geomorphology and statigraphy
Adil Godrej
agodrej@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Environmental modelling and simulation, nonpoint pollution monitoring and control
Conrad Heatwole
heatwole@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Hydrology, watershed modeling, geospatial analysis
W. Cully Hession
chession@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Channel morphology, sediment transport and fate, stream restoration
Erich Hester
ehester@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering /Virginia Tech Stream and river hydraulics, ecosystem restoration, water quality
Erin R. Hotchkiss
ehotchkiss@vt.edu
Biological Sciences/Virginia Tech Stream and river ecology, limnology, biogeochemistry, water quality
Paul R. Houser
phouser@gmu.edu
Geography and Geoinformation Sciences/George Mason University Land surface-atmospheric remote sensing, in-situ simulation, hydrologic data assimilation, global water and energy cycling
Luke Juran
ljuran@vt.edu
Geography/
Virginia Tech
Sustainable water-resources management; household water-treatment and safe storage; hydro-social cycle; water–hazards interface; human-nature interactions
David Kibler
kiblerdf@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Urban hydrology, stormwater management, flood forecasting, hydraulic structures
Karen Kline
klinek@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Water quality modeling, watershed management, TMDLs
William Knocke
knocke@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Physical-chemical treatment of water and wastewater, chemistry of aquatic systems, sludge treatment and disposal
Leigh-Anne Krometis
krometis@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Indicator bacteria, public health, rural drinking water
Yanna Lambrinidou
yanna@vt.edu
Science and Technology Studies/Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center Lead in drinking water policy,
science and engineering ethics,
public participation in environmental science research
Erin Ling
ejling@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Private water supplies (wells, springs, and cisterns), drinking water and human health, behavior change and water quality impacts
John Little
jcl@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Emissions from building materials, hypolimnetic oxygenation of stratified lakes and reservoirs
Christine May
maycl@jmu.edu
Biology/James Madison University Stream ecology, ecogeomorphology, ecohydrology
Kevin McGuire
kevin.mcguire@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/Virginia Tech Hydrology, watershed management, biogeochemistry
Daniel McLaughlin
mclaugd@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/Virginia Tech Ecohydrology, wetland and stream processes, emerging environmental sensors, watershed hydrology, biogeomorphology
Saied Mostaghimi
smostagh@vt.edu
CALS Research/Virginia Tech Nonpoint source pollution control, environmental impact assessment
Joanna Mott
mottjb@jmu.edu
Biology Department/
James Madison University
Applied environmental microbiology, water quality, microbial/bacteria source tracking, fecal indicators and pathogens, antibiotic resistance
Don Orth
orth@vt.edu
Fish and Wildlife Conservation/Virginia Tech Stream habitat management, environmental flows, fish population analysis
James Parkhurst
jparkhur@vt.edu
Fish and Wildlife Conservation/Virginia Tech Wetland ecology and management, wetland wildlife management, wetland creation and restoration
Jim Pease
peasej@vt.edu
Agricultural and Applied Economics/Virginia Tech Farm and watershed modeling, economics of best management practices, water policy
Amy Pruden-Bagchi
apruden@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Applied environmental microbiology, antibiotic resistance, mine drainage remediation
Cliff Randall
cliff@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Biological nutrient removal, eutrophication, industrial wastewater treatment, water pollution control
David Sample
dsample@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Stormwater management, modeling, design
Todd Scanlon
tms2v@virginia.edu
Environmental Sciences
/University of Virginia
Land-atmosphere interaction, catchment hydrology, ecohydrology
Stephen Schoenholtz
schoenhs@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/Virginia Tech Forest hydrology, watershed management, water quality, biogeochemistry, soil science
Madeline Schreiber
mschreib@vt.edu
Geosciences
/Virginia Tech
Hydrology, geochemistry
Durelle Scott
dscott@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, water quality
Julie Shortridge
jshortridge@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Climate change adaptation, water infrastructure planning, disaster preparedness and impacts assessment, coupled natural-human systems
Sunil Sinha
ssinha@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Water infrastructure systems, asset management, infrastructure rehabilitation, pipelines
James A. Smith
jsmith@virginia.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/University of Virginia Water, pathogens, nanosilver
Leonard Smock
lsmock@vcu.edu
Biology/Virginia
Commonwealth University
Stream and wetland ecology, macroinvertebrates, bioassessment
Venkat Sridhar
vsri@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Climate change impact assessments, hydrological modeling, water management and decision support
Meredith Steele
steelem@vt.edu
Crop and Soil Environmental Science/Virginia Tech Water Quality and quantity, ecosystem services, urbanization, biogeochemical cycling
Kurt Stephenson
kurts@vt.edu
Agricultural and Applied Economics/Virginia Tech water resource economics and policy, nutrient credit trading, stormwater management, incentives to reduce nutrient runoff
Ryan Stewart
ryan.stewart@vt.edu
Crop and Soil Environmental Science/Virginia Tech Critical zone processes, vadose zone hydrology, soil physics
Brian D. Strahm
brian.strahm@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/Virginia Tech biogeochemistry, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, watershed management, soil science, nutrient dynamics
R. Quinn Thomas
rqthomas@vt.edu
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation/Virginia Tech Biogeochemistry, climate change, land-atmosphere interactions, ecosystem-climate feedbacks, modeling of ecosystems and Earth systems
Theresa Wynn Thompson
tthompson@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Stream and wetland restoration, streambank erosion, urban stream systems
Peter J. Vikesland
pvikes@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Nanomaterials in the environment, improved sensors for drinking water treatment
Xixi Wang
x4wang@odu.edu
Civil & Environmental Engineering/Old Dominion University Effects of climate change; evaporation from water-limited soils; hydrology-soil-vegetation interactions in changing climate; stormwater, groundwater
Richard Whittecar
rwhittec@odu.edu
Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences/Old Dominion University Wetland geology and hydrology
Mark A. Widdowson
mwiddows@vt.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Virginia Tech Groundwater modeling, contaminant transport, monitored natural attentuation, bioremediation, phytoremediaiton, hydrology and hydraulics
Mary Leigh Wolfe
mlwolfe@vt.edu
Biological Systems Engineering/Virginia Tech Hydrologic modeling, NPS pollution control, watershed management
Jaewan Yoon
jyoon@odu.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering/Old Dominion University Meso- and macro-scale water quality in freshwater and estuarine domains
Stephanie Zick
sezick@vt.edu
Geography/Virginia Tech Tropical meteorology & hurricanes precipitation, numerical weather prediction radar meteorology, shape analysis

 

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