Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware

PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS

FACULTY
Kent MesserKent Messer
Principal Investigator of Project WiCCED
S. Hallock DuPont Professor
Director, Center for Experimental & Applied Economics
Applied Economics and Statistics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
E: messer@udel.edu
Holly Michael
Co-PI and Research Lead of Project WiCCED
Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair in Environment
Associate Professor, Geological Sciences
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
E: hmichael@udel.edu
Donald Sparks
Co-PI and DE EPSCoR Director
S. Hallock du Pont Chair
Director, Delaware Environmental Institute
E: dlsparks@udel.edu
Kelly Davidson
Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Statistics

Social Dimensions; Solution 2
Leah Palm-Forster
Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Statistics
Associate Director, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Co-Lead, Social Dimensions; Solution 1; Solution 2
George Parsons
Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy

Social Dimensions; Solution 2
STAFF
Kevin Brinson
Associate State Climatologist and DEOS Director
Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (CEMA)
State Coordinator of CoCoRAHS Delaware
Jeanette Miller
EPSCoR Director of Education Outreach Diversity
Amy Slocum
Associate Director,
Delaware EPSCoR
Amalea Rassias
Economic Development, Office of Economic and Innovative Partnerships
Maddi Valinksi
Lab Manager, Center for Experimental & Applied Economics
Yolanda Williams Bey
EPSCoR Education Program Manager
David Weir
State Committee Chair, Office of Economic and Innovative Partnerships
POSTDOC RESEARCHERS
Ahsanuzzaman

Postdoc, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions Research
Rachel McQuiggan

Postdoc

Delaware Geological Survey
Olesya Savchenko

Postdoc, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions
GRAD STUDENTS
Brian Cortez

Graduate Student

Social Dimensions Research
Mary Hingst

Graduate Student

Threat 1 Research
Lindsey Kelley
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions Research
Melissa Langer
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics
Social Dimensions Research
Rubait Rahman
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions Research
Alfred Yan

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Social Dimensions Research
FACULTY
Venugopal Kalavacharla
Co-PI

Professor, Molecular Genetics & Epigenomics Laboratory
Director, Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER)
College of Agriculture, Science & Technology (CAST)
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY
E: vkalavacharla@desu.edu
Saytha Elavarthi

Associate Professor

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Derrick Scott

Assistant Professor

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
STAFF
Tiffini Johnson


Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER) and Outreach Coordinator
Laurieann Phalen

Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER) Secretary
RESEARCH ASSOCIATES & POSTDOCS
Maya Subraman

Research Associate

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research
Antonette Todd

Postdoc Researcher

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Mohana Gadde

Graduate Student

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research
Rita Hayford

Graduate Student

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Lily Lofton

Undergradduate Student

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research
Miranda Penney

Undergradduate Student

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research
Martha Hofstetter

DTCC Institutional Lead
Principal Investigator/Project Director Grants

DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
E: martha.hofstetter@dtcc.edu
Justina Sapna

EPSCoR State Committee
Vice President for Academic Affairs
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Office of Provost (Authorized Institutional Representative)
Jeffrey K. Gibson, Ph.D.

Provost & V.P. of Academic Affairs
Tina M. Heesh-Mosley

Administrative Assistant to Provost
Faculty
Malcolm J. D'Souza, PhD

Co-PI Institutional Lead, Chemistry
E: Malcolm.DSouza@wesley.edu
Brantley Craig, PhD

Associate Professor of English and Religion, Director of Honors Program
Professor Darla J. Davidson, MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Chair of Scholars Day Committee
Frank Fiedler, PhD

Chair of Math & Science, Professor of Mathematics & Data Science, Cyber-Security Policy Certificate Program development
Paul Olsen

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Data Science, Math component-lead
Kristopher Roeske

Chemistry component-lead
Kevin E. Shuman, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives, Environmental Microbiology
Stephanie Stotts, PhD

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Dendroecology
Alban W. Urbanas, PhD

Professor & Chair of Philosophy & Religion, Preliminary Scholars Day Program lead
Derald E. Wentzien, PhD

Professor of Mathematics & Data Science, Cyber-Security Policy Certificate Program-lead
Staff
Danielle L. Archambault

Coordinator of Tutoring Services & Writing Center
Christine M. McDermott

Director of Student Success & Retention
Melanie N. Pritchett

STEM Programs Assistant
Kristopher Roeske

Laboratory Manager, and Chemical Safety Support
Emily L. Wood

Academic Research Grants Administrator