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GVSU Water Community

First Name Last Name GVSU Unit Organization affiliation (e.g. WMEAC) Email Phone Available for speaking to classes or groups? Water related projects Interest areas
William Neal Geology Department GVSU (Emeritus Professor) nealw@gvsu.edu 616-331-3381 No http://coastalcare.org/contributors/ https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.01.027 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.05.003 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319 48657-4_201-2 Water and recreation, Natural Resource Management, International water issues/policy/law, coastal hazards/vulnerability; beaches View
Vinicius Lima Department of Visual and Media Arts limav@gvsu.edu 616-331-3119 No I have just completed the Poetry On the Rapid project. I designed visuals for poems curated by Writing Professor Patricia Clark and the pieces are on display on all the Grand Rapids buses. I'd be happy to collaborate with folks in any way design can contribute to organization and/or production of visual assets. Water and the arts, Water and Design View
Tim Green Movement Science Department PADI - Professional Association of Dive Instructors. Scuba Diving. greentim@gvsu.edu 517-404-1214 Yes PADI Divemaster. Water ecology and ocean awareness. Scuba instruction and relatable careers and benefits to learning to be a diver Water and recreation View
Tara Kneeshaw Geology Department kneeshta@gvsu.edu 616-331-8996 Yes I am an environmental geochemist who studies the fate and transport of a wide range of contaminants in groundwater/surface water. I have particular interest in hydrocarbons (oil/gas), nutrients, metals, and other emerging contaminants. Water quality, Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Water and health, Water and climate View
Stephen Mattox Integrated Science Program mattoxs@gvsu.edu 616-331-3734 No Glad to work with some K-12 schools on water related lessons or curriculum. k-12 education View
Sherry Johnson English Department Faculty Teaching and Learning Center: Faculty Learning Community johnsshe@gvsu.edu 616-331-3400 No The "Making Waves" in the African Diaspora Faculty Learning Community (FLC) interrogates the relationship between water and the African diaspora. Using Kevin Dawson's recent _Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora_, we will discuss connections between race and water -- including, as well as beyond fear and trauma. Water and health, Water and climate, Water and recreation, Water and transport, International water issues/policy/law, Water and the arts, Water and Literature, Journalism related to water View
robert Hollister Biology Department hollistr@gvsu.edu 616-331-8582 yes I teach Aquatic & Wetland Plants. My research is in vegetation change in tundra. Two of my sites are wetland vegetation. Details at www.gvsu.edu/aep Wetland Ecology View
Rick Rediske Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute IAGLR, Wolverine Community Advisory Group, Muskegon AOC redisker@gvsu.edu 616-331-3047 yes https://www.gvsu.edu/wri/envchem/ PFAS, environmental chemistry, watershed management, qPCR methods for beach monitoring, contaminated sediments, water quality studies, stormwater, environmental toxicology, Areas of Concern. Water quality, Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Water and health, Water and climate, Water and recreation, Natural Resource Management, International water issues/policy/law, Water-Related Advocacy, Toxic chemicals in the environment View
Richard Besel Communications, School of beselri@gvsu.edu 616-331-8045 yes I am currently working on a life history project about water. I will have more information toward the end of the winter semester. Water and climate, Water-Related Advocacy, Public understanding and awareness View
Peter Riemersma Geology Department riemersp@gvsu.edu 616-331-3553 Yes I am a hydrogeologist by training. I could talk about the specifics of a road salt contamination study that students and I conducted at Allendale Middle School (~ 25 minute talk). I have a lecture on the Flint Water Crisis that I could give(~45 minutes). Water quality, Water and transport View
Peter Wampler Meijer Honors College/Geology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies wamplerp@gvsu.edu 616-331-2834 yes I am a broadly trained environmental scientist with interest/expertise in: 1) The Grand River and the geologic history of the Grand River; 2) Storm Water Runoff from GVSU and impacts to the ravines; 3) groundwater contamination and treatment in Haiti; and Water quality, Water and health, Natural Resource Management, International water issues/policy/law, Water-Related Advocacy, Service Learning Study Abroad (www.gvsu.edu/haitistudyabroad) View
Patrick Colgan Geology Department colganp@gvsu.edu 616-331-3201 Yes Groundwater springs and sapping valleys in Ottawa County, Michigan. Groundwater springs and stream discharge. Ammonium in groundwater systems. Also work on projects related to past glacial and eolian processes/history on landscapes in Great Lakes region. Have worked on glacier/climate studies in past. Water quality, Water and climate, Water and transport, Glaciers/snowpack/frozen water View
Nathan Kapoor History Department Visiting Professor kapoorn@gvsu.edu 423-202-1279 Yes Most of my water related research concerns the manipulation of water for the generation of electric power in the British Empire. I have used this research to discuss the legacies of colonialism in modern infrastructures. Water and health, Water and climate, Natural Resource Management, International water issues/policy/law, Water and Literature View
Morison Melissa Classics Department morisonm@gvsu.edu 616-331-3231 Yes Current archaeological research project on changes in water management and use of water in religious ritual, @ 250-700 CE, in ancient Corinth, Greece. Water use and management in ancient Greece and Rome View
Monica Johnstone CLAS-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences MW Faculty/staff Water Community Team johnstmo@gvsu.edu 616-331-8125 No Water and climate, Water and the arts, Water and Literature View
Molly Lane Biology Department Annis Water Resources Institute lanemoll@gvsu.edu 616-331-3749 no I've been working with the EPA/EGLE to help develop a beach monitoring method which uses qPCR. We're also beginning work on Microbial Source Tracking (MST). Water quality, Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Water and health, Water and climate, Water and recreation, International water issues/policy/law, Water-Related Advocacy View
Michael Gutowsky Geography and Sustainable Planning Department gutowskm@gvsu.edu 269-555-1212 no Water quality, Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Water and health, Water and climate, Water and recreation, Natural Resource Management, Water and transport, Glaciers/snowpack/frozen water, International water issues/policy/law, Water and Literature, Water-Re View
Meg Woller-Skar Biology Department wollerm@gvsu.edu 616-331-3279 yes -Evaluating toxicity risk in river sediments after remediation at a Superfund Megasite -Diverse, equitable, and inclusive scientific societies: Progress and opportunities in the Society for Freshwater Science -Spatial and temporal patterns of toxic Micro Water quality, Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Water and health, Water and climate, Water and recreation, Natural Resource Management View
Mary Robinson Nursing - Faculty Torch Lake Protection Alliance Skegemog / Elk Lake Association Chain of Lakes Ducks Unlimited robinma1@gvsu.edu 231-995-1843 yes I am a member of the Torch/Elk/Skegemog Lake association as well as Torch Lake Protection Alliance. We do many good things including waste pick up, kayak clean ups, as well a various fundraisers. Would be interested in speaking as well as speakers to atte Water quality, Water and Aquatic Ecosystems, Water and health, Water and climate, Water and recreation, Natural Resource Management, Water and transport, Water and the arts, Water and Literature, Water-Related Advocacy View
Mark Schwartz Anthropology schwamar@gvsu.edu 616-331-8518 yes Using technology to explore and document local Michigan shipwrecks. Water and transport, Archaeology and History View
Lisa Garringer Housing - Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center garringl@gvsu.edu 616-331-2941 no I recently purchased a home on the Kzoo river and am quickly realizing the impact water related advocacy has and its need. Water and health, Water and climate, Glaciers/snowpack/frozen water, Water and the arts, Water-Related Advocacy View
Laura Lenkey Communication Sciences & Disorders lenkeyl@gvsu.edu 231-838-5619 No Water quality, Water and health View
Kirsten Strom Department of Visual and Media Arts stromk@gvsu.edu 616-331-3483 yes I have an extensive library of photography and video available for presentation from Lake Michigan as well as locations including Scotland, Norway, and Italy. Water and the arts View
Kelly Goward Macatawa Area Coordinating Council kgoward@the-macc.org 616-395-2688 Yes I assist the Holland-Zeeland area municipalities with stormwater management, conduct public education on topics related to water quality and water conservation and hold volunteer events. We have a technician on staff that works to implement conservation with farmers. We typically host 2 interns each summer. www.the-macc.org Water quality, Natural Resource Management, water conservation View
Kelly Parker Environmental and Sustainability Studies parkerk@gvsu.edu 616-331-3257 No "BARRIERS TO BECOMING LAKE PEOPLE: SOCIAL EQUITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN MUSKEGON LAKE SOUTH SHORELINE ACCESS," ENS 401 class project white paper, July 2018 https://www.kellyaparker.net/kap/MKG_Lake/Becoming_Lake_People-2018.pdf Water and recreation, Water and Literature, Water-Related Advocacy View