Adjunct Lecturer of Environmental Science
My position is somewhat unique in that I am both the director of Lab Studies at the W.H. Miner Institute (Chazy, NY), and an adjunct within the CEES department. As an employee of the Miner Institute, I help facilitate and teach ENV440 (Agriculture and the Environment) in the fall as part of the applied environmental science program. As an adjunct lecturer, I teach Introduction to Environmental Science classes (ENV101 A and WB). I am also a principle investigator on multiple funded Edge of Field projects that look at nutrient movement from surface and subsurface (“tile drains”) pathways in agriculture fields. These projects will look to quantify portions of nitrogen and phosphorus that are exported form farm fields under different cropping and management conditions. With millions of miles of “tile drainage” already installed in the Lake Champlain Basin, data from these projects could have potentially large impact on environmental, economic and social issues within the region.
Finally, I have created a high school chemistry program that operates every spring with several local schools. The goals of this program is to work with high school juniors and seniors in an advanced STEM environment.