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Jennifer Bowman, M.S. (Geology, Ohio University)

bowmanj2@ohio.edu

Bowman is interim director of environmental programs at the Voinovich School and works regularly with the School’s environmental, water and GIS teams. She developed and manages an online water quality database for Ohio (www.watersheddata.com).  The online database is also an interactive evaluation system for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management to track successes of acid mine drainage remediation in Appalachian coal watersheds. She also teaches the course “Credible Data Training for Chemical Water Quality Assessment” and coordinates the training of area watersheds volunteers in family-level macroinvertebrate sampling. Other research interest include: evaluating headwater streams’ biological health, groundwater testing, and long-term monitoring of surface water to show trends in chemical and biological changes.

Areas of Research: Water, Data, Land, Shale


Annie Laurie Cadmus, M.S. (College Student Personnel Administration, Illinois State University)

cadmus@ohio.edu

cadmus@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability

Cadmus currently serves as the director of sustainability at Ohio University. Most recently, she served as the sustainability specialist at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL where she worked closely with the Illinois Green Economy Network. Her interest in the role sustainability plays in the student leadership development process was refined during her previous work experiences at both Alliance for Climate Education in Chicago, IL and Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT.

Areas of Research: Land, Water, Energy, Data


Kevin Crist, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa)

cristk@ohio.edu

Crist is a professor of chemical engineering and a faculty fellow at the Voinovich School. He is also director of the Air Quality Center at the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment, which supports and coordinates research, educational programs and community outreach in order to meet the challenges of protecting environmental quality and jobs in the Ohio River Valley Region. Crist’s research interests include: urban- and regional-scale air-quality monitoring; emission inventory assessments; and photochemical, dispersion, and pesticide emission modeling.

Areas of Research: Air, Energy, Data, Shale, Pesticides


Sarah Davis, Ph.D. (Biology, West Virginia University)

daviss6@ohio.edu

Davis, an ecosystem ecologist with expertise in energy bioscience, biogeochemistry and eco-physiology, is an assistant professor of environmental studies. Her research analyzes greenhouse gas fluxes of managed landscapes, the potential for sustainable bioenergy development, and carbon sequestration. Active research projects include (i) an experiment testing Agave spp., a group of obligate CAM plants, as bioenergy feedstocks in semi-arid regions, (ii) a study of the environmental and economic viability of advanced cellulosic bioenergy on abandoned agricultural land, (iii) development of a model for long-term carbon sequestration in forests that incorporate age-related physiological changes and responses to climate change, and (iv) a global analysis of bioenergy resources. Davis teaches graduate courses in ecology and environmental issues and bioenergy systems.

Areas of Research: Energy, Land, Policy, Air, Data


R. Patrick Hassett, Ph.D. (Oceanography, University of Washington)

hassett@ohio.edu

http://bios.ohio.edu/archives/author/hassett
Hassett is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. His research interests include: plankton physiological ecology, focusing in particular on the nutritional ecology of marine and freshwater copepods and cladocerans. His past research has included effects of toxic algae on copepod physiology, and more recently the role of dietary sterol limitation in copepods and cladocerans.

Areas of Research: Water, Data


John C. Hoag, Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University)

hoagj@ohio.edu

Hoag is associate professor in the McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems and his research interests include Smart Grid and security. Hoag's projects include cybersecurity and performance for SCADA and AMI metering networks, for which he is developing lab capabilities. He is a senior member of the IEEE and active in Columbus and Cleveland chapters of IEEE PES.

Areas of Research: Data


G. Jason Jolley, Ph.D. (Public Administration, North Carolina State University)

jolleyg1@ohio.edu

Jolley will serve as an assistant professor of rural economic development for the School beginning in January 2013. He most recently served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and as the senior research director for the Carolina Center for Competitive Economies (C3E) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He led C3E’s research activities in local/state economic development incentive policy evaluation and development, strategic planning, impact analysis, and industry cluster characterization to address issues of economic competitiveness. Jolley received his M.A. in political science from the University of Tennessee and his B.A. in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Areas of Research: Data, Land, Policy


Elkan Kim, Ph.D. Candidate (Computer Technology, Ohio University)

kimt@ohio.edu

Kim works as a lead software development engineer at the Voinovich School where he develops data visualization tools which aim to significantly improve viewers’ understanding of information and database-driven web-based applications. In addition to developing these tools, Kim helps clients learn how to incorporate new technologies to better communicate with their local, regional and international audiences and train them in the maintenance and upkeep of the Web sites developed for them by the School. He uses a wide range of computer languages and tools (JavaScript, Perl, ColdFusion, VisualBasic, ASP, ASP.NET, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, and ArcGIS) in his work.

Areas of Research: Data, Energy, Shale


Natalie Kruse, Ph.D. (Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University)

krusen@ohio.edu

http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~krusen/
Kruse is an assistant professor of environmental studies at the Voinovich School. She has worked on projects studying post-mining and post-industrial pollution for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management, the U.S. Department of Energy, the UK Coal Authority, Coal India, and many local watershed groups. Her research interests include prediction, characterization and mitigation of mining and industrial pollution.

Areas of Research: Water, Land, Data


Amy Mackey, (Wildlife and Fish Conservation and Management, University of Rio Grande)

mackey@ohio.edu

Mackey is the Raccoon Creek Watershed Coordinator at the Voinovich School. She has a background in fish and wildlife management and worked several related jobs before coming to the Voinovich School. Among these was a natural resources management internship with Geauga Park Districts, where she learned to conduct primary headwaters assessments, and a position doing fish sampling for Midwest Biodiversity Institute, where she learned to sample fish in streams.

Areas of Research: Water, Data


Scott Miller, M.S. (Environmental Studies, Ohio University)

millers1@ohio.edu

Miller is associate dean of industry partnerships at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Previously with the Voinovich School, he worked with many stakeholders to shape and implement programs to elevate and enhance Ohio University’s research. Miller was named a 2010 National Energy Executive with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado; was board chair for the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio; and is the principle program manager for the State of Ohio’s Climate Change Action Plan in partnership with The Ohio State University.

Areas of Research: Energy, Land, Water, Policy, Air, Data, Shale


Steven Porter, M.S. (Geography, Ohio University)

porters1@ohio.edu

Porter is a geospatial software development engineer with the GIS team at the Voinovich School. His research interests include: open source GIS technology, using maps to convey public information and awareness, data workflow automation, and scientific programming. Porter is a commercial pilot working towards a certification in flight instruction.

Areas of Research: Data


Gaurav Sinha, Ph.D. (Geography, SUNY Buffalo)

sinhag@ohio.edu

Sinha is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography. His research interests are in the field of Geographic Information Science. He focuses on the ontology and geospatial semantics of environmental features and phenomena. His other research interests include GIS database modeling, cartographic generalization, terrain modeling, spatial statistics, multi-criteria analysis, and participatory GIS.

Areas of Research: Data


Gregory S. Springer, Ph.D. (Geology, Colorado State University)

springeg@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/geology/springer/
Springer is an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. Springer researches the changing state of human-impacted rivers, particularly the effects of changes in water and sediment regimes, with implications for river management and regulation. He studies headwater streams on the western margin of the Appalachian Mountains, in particular how basin size influences channel type and morphology for different rock types. Springer is currently working on an EPA-funded project focused on stream health in southeastern Ohio.

Areas of Research: Water, Land, Data


Matt Trainer, M.A. (Geography, Ohio University)

trainer@ohio.edu

Trainer is a data/GIS specialist at the Voinovich School. He got his start in the GIS field in Wilmington, NC working for American Geographic Data, Inc. Trainer has also taught two different GIS courses for the Department of Geography at Ohio University as an adjunct instructor during the 2005-6 and 2006-7 academic years.

Areas of Research: Data


Lezlee J. Ware, Ph.D. (Experimental Social Psychology, Ohio University)

warel@ohio.edu

Ware is a research associate for Ohio University’s Voinovich School and works within applied research on projects employing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods and analyses. Ware has a broad range of experience, including program evaluation and strategic planning, within a variety of disciplines. Her work can be found in peer-reviewed journals within the fields of public health, nursing, diabetes, applied and legal psychology. Ware has led several regional needs assessments for Federally Qualified Health Centers, and her work has been incorporated into numerous competitive grant applications and used to tailor health services to the needs of low-income residents in Ohio.

Areas of Research: Data, Shale


Matthew M. White, Ph.D. (Evolutionary Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

whitem@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/biosci/profiles/white.html

White is a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences. He has research interests in phylogeography, fisheries genetics and conservation genetics of freshwater fishes. White measures variation in mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA sequences and identifies the historical and ecological influences on the distribution of genetic variation. His studies include: stock structure in Ohio River walleye; population genetics, systematics, and molecular evolution of brook lampreys; and conservation genetics.

Areas of Research: Water, Data


Valerie Young, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

youngv@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/chemical/people/person.cfm?person=youngv&org=che
Young is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She is the faculty advisor for the Ohio University chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon (the chemical engineering honor society) and for the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization. Young’s research interests include finding a better understanding of the chemistry of the troposphere in North America; the way human activities affect this chemistry; and the effects of atmospheric chemistry on human endeavors. She has been involved in major regional ozone investigations such as the Southern Oxidant Study, as well as studying chemistry in remote areas such as northern Michigan, Saskatchewan and the Arctic.

Areas of Research: Air, Data