For PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS:
I accept graduate students with a focus in environmental governance via two pathways: (1) the Hydrology, Policy, and Management specialty track within the Hydrologic Science & Engineering Program (MS/PhD) or (2) the Natural Resources & Energy Policy Program (MS). I am particularly interested in working with students intent on developing strong interdisciplinary training among the social and environmental (esp. hydrologic) sciences. If you are interested in working with me, please get in touch before you submit your application with a description of your research interests and a resume.
PHD/MS COMMITTEE REQUESTS:
I serve on PhD and MS committees for students in a range of departments and programs at the Colorado School of Mines. If you plan to get in touch with a committee request, please provide three things: (1) a snapshot of your research project and career goals for after graduation; (2) an explanation of why you see me as a good fit for your committee that specifically references my research and how my expertise would aid your project; (3) a note about which of my courses you have taken and when. PhD students should also articulate how I would fit into your qualifying exam process.
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEES
apostolos (paul) landahl
Paul is a MS student in the Hydrologic Science & Engineering Program. With an undergraduate double major in History and Applied Math from Augustana College, and experience in natural resources management, Paul is interested in researching adaptive flow management on Western rivers.
Kerry is a MS student in Environmental Engineering Science. In addition to working full-time in water quality management for the city of Golden, Kerry is actively working on an assessment of wildfire adaptation and resilience in the Clear Creek watershed via a year-long independent study.
CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE ADVISEES
A Civil Engineering student at the Colorado School of Mines and a native of Durango, Colorado, Isabel is studying the how scientific knowledge of cloud seeding has evolved through time under a Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
RESEARCH GROUP ALUMNI
SHURRAYA POLUNCI, BS 2019
A Chemical Engineering student, Shurraya spent a summer systematically analyzing energy impacts social science literature on a boomtown research fatigue project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Food & Agriculture Institute.
TRAVIS TERREL RAMOS, MS (Hydrologic Science & Engineering program) 2019
Travis investigated the history of cumulative impact assessments on the Colorado River supported by research seed funding from the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division.
CALEB RING, BS 2019
A Geological Engineering graduate from the Colorado School of Mines and a whitewater enthusiast, Caleb worked for three years on an analysis of source-to-sea journey narratives on the Colorado River supported by a Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
JACOB SHERMAN, MS (Hydrologic Science & Engineering program) 2019
Jake conducted policy document analysis, survey development, and in-depth interviews with water managers for a wildfire-water adaptation project via a semester-long Independent Study.
Joanna (jojo) clark, bs 2018
A Materials and Metallurgical Engineering student from and a literature enthusiast, JoJo worked for two years on an analysis of source-to-sea Journey narratives on the Colorado River supported by a Mines Undergraduate Research Fellowship.