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
Jonathan A. Czuba jczuba@vt.edu Biological Systems Engineering /Virginia Tech River/floodplain morphodynamics, river hydraulics, sediment transport, dam removal, watershed modeling
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
Paul A. Dirmeyer pdirmeye@gmu.edu Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences/George Mason University Land-atmosphere interaction, global water and energy cycles, numerical modeling, water and climate
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
Karen McGlathery kjm4k@virginia.edu Environmental Sciences/University of Virginia Aquatic ecology, biogeochemical controls on estuarine nutrient dynamics, ecophysiology of algae and seagrasses, marine conservation and management.
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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