The mission of the Watershed Sciences and Engineering Program is tri-fold: develop teaching, research, and outreach experiences that connect faculty and students to the river.

I also work closely with the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment's other initiatives — the Sustainable Design Program and the Place Studies Program. Since starting in 1996, we've experienced tremendous growth in research, student and faculty involvement, and other activities as we partner with other universities and agencies in the watershed.

Much of my professional life has been devoted to environmental restoration and habitat improvement projects in the Pacific Northwest, New England, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. I'm currently working on projects related to:

  • impact of historic logging on rivers
  • wetlands hydrology and restoration
  • impacts of land use and climate change on the Susquehanna River
  • bedload transport and pool/riffle formation in nearby streams
  • improving trout habitat in gravel bed streams


  • Ph.D., Colorado State University (1995), Fluvial Geomorphology
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University (1987), Hydrogeology
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University (1983), Geosciences


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