Environmental Studies, Bellarmine University
Holding a master's degree and doctorate in natural resource management from University of Michigan and having served as a research scientist at the US Geological Survey, I now hold a tenured position in the Department of Environmental Studies at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. In my research, I use observational data and statistical analyses to study ecosystem process and function in transition zones between landscapes and aquatic ecosystems in order to better understand human impacts and improve restoration effectiveness. In my teaching, I use high-impact techniques to engage students in participatory learning and to foster effective environmental problem-solving. In my service, I support efforts that will lead to lasting change toward the betterment of society and the natural world.