FORMER MEMBERS OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH GROUP


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Ellen Cooper

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 1996
Thesis Title: Chelate-assisted remediation of lead contaminated soils.
Current Position: Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Christina Hamilton

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 1998
Thesis Title: Arsenic mobility in Delaware's waste-amended soils.


Janet Shirey

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 1999
Thesis Title: The effects of pH and redox potential on arsenic availability from fly ash and fly ash amended soils.


Douglas Ware


Peter Vadas

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 1996
Thesis Title: The effect of soil reduction and re-oxidation on phosphorus transformations in artificially drained Atlantic Coastal Plain soils.
Ph.D. with J.T. Sims, 2001
Dissertation Title:
Modeling phosphorus export from agricultural fields in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain: The FHANTM-MACP model.
Current Position:
Soil Scientist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, US Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI
http://ars.usda.gov/AboutUs/AboutUs.htm?modecode=36-55-30-00


Chad Penn

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 2001
Thesis Title: Effect of wastewater treatment process on soil phosphorus and runoff phosphorus losses from biosolids-amended soils under a simulated rainfall.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Soil Chemistry, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University
http://pss.okstate.edu/


Dr. April Leytem

Current Position: Research Scientist, Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Lab, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kimberly, Idaho
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=22294


Robert Eaton

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 2002
Thesis Title: Effect of water treatment residuals on growth and phosphorus removal by plants adapted for vegetative buffers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.


Jennifer (Campagnini) Walls

Current Position: Planner with the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  


Dr. Momoh-Fonigay Lavahun


Nicole (Luka) McCafferty

Worked on M.S. with J.T. Sims
Thesis Title: Using iron and aluminum by-products to reduce soluble phosphorus and increase phosphorus sorption in high phosphorus soils.
Current Position: Technician with the Dupont Company at Stine-Haskell Labs, Newark, Delaware


Laura (Boyer) Whalen

Senior Degree with Distinction with J.T. Sims, 2003
Current Position: Planner with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary


Dr. Rory Maguire

Current Position: Associate Professor of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
http://www.cses.vt.edu/people/tenure/maguire.html


Dr. Joshua McGrath

Ph.D. with J.T. Sims, 2004
Dissertation Title: Modifying broiler diets and managing broiler litter storage: Effects on phosphorus in litter, litter amended soils, and runoff.
Current Position: Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky
http://pss.ca.uky.edu/person/joshua-mcgrath

Formerly Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland


Dr. Gurpal Singh Toor

Current Position: Associate Professor of Soil and Water, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida
http://ifas.ufl.edu/


Dr. Amy Shober

Ph.D. with J.T. Sims, 2006
Dissertation Title: Chemical speciation and redox effects on soils amended with animal manures and municipal biosolids.
Current Position: Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware
http://canr.udel.edu/faculty/shober-amy/

Formerly Assistant Professor of Landscape Nutrient/Runoff Management, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida


Dr. Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins

Ph.D. with J.T. Sims, 2008
Dissertation Title: Characterizing dissolved phosphorus transport through vegetated filter strips.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY
http://www.morrisville.edu/academics/index.aspx?sort=ag_nrc#all

Formerly Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Formerly Faculty, Westtown School, West Chester, PA


Sheila (Gardner) Innella

M.S. with J.T. Sims, 2010
Dissertation Title: Fate, transport, and bioavailability of arsenic in manured and contaminated soils of Delaware.
Current Position: Environmental Scientist, Brilliant Environmental Services, Toms River, NJ


Dr. Alyssa Collins

Current Position: Director, Southeastern Agricultural Research & Extension Center at Pennsylvania State University
http://agsci.psu.edu/directory/aac18


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