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.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/leytem.shtml


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: Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland
http://www.enst.umd.edu/people/faculty/joshua-mcgrath


Dr. Gurpal Singh Toor

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Soil and Water, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida
http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/Toor/GSToorcv.shtml


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: Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware
http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/shober.html

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


Dr. Jennifer Gilbert

Ph.D. with J.T. Sims, 2008
Dissertation Title: Characterizing dissolved phosphorus transport through vegetated filter strips.
Current Position:

Formerly Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University, Villanova, PA


Sheila Gardner

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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