Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware

PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS

Delaware State University

DEL STATE FACULTY
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
Kimberly Milligan

Assistant Professor

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Gulni Ozbay

Professor

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Derrick Scott

Assistant Professor

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Dr. Yangfeng Yue

Assistant Professor

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


Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER) and Outreach Coordinator
Covel McDermot

Postdoctoral Researcher, Threat 4
Laurieann Phalen

Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER) Secretary
Dr. Antonette Todd

Postdoctoral Researcher

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Dr. Mayavan Subramani

Postdoctoral Researcher

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
DEL STATE GRAD STUDENTS
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Vanessa Cruz
Isaac Fisher
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
Dylan Lynch
Miranda Penney
Nyasha Shumbayarerwa

Graduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Arianna Wallace

Graduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Eric Wilt
DEL STATE UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Maria D. Cevantes-Garcia

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Celine Coverdale

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Ayiana James

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Atavia Kent

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Lily Lofton

Undergradduate Student

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

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization Research

Class of 2019
Daniela Rivera

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Fedrica Williams

Undergraduate Student

Threat 4 – Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization

Delaware Technical Community College

DEL TECH STAFF
Martha Hofstetter

DTCC Institutional Lead
Principal Investigator/Project Director Grants

DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
E: martha.hofstetter@dtcc.edu
John McDowell
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Microbiome Core
Justina Sapna

EPSCoR State Committee
Vice President for Academic Affairs
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DEL TECH UNDERGRADS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Matthew Gilliam
Programming Intern
Social Dimensions Research
Katina Thongvong
Programming Intern
Social Dimensions Research

University of Delaware

UD FACULTY
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
Wei-Jun Cai
Mary A.S. Lighthipe Chair of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Co-Lead Sensors, Threat 3
Kelly Davidson
Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Statistics

Social Dimensions; Solution 2
Shanshan Ding
Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Statistics

Social Dimensions; Data Core
Jing Gao
Assistant Professor, Geography & Data Science Institute

Social Dimensions; Data Core
Thomas Hanson
Professor, Marine Biosciences

Microbiome Core; Threat 2
Deb Jaisi
Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

Co-Lead, Threat 2 and Threat 3
Pinki Mondal
Assistant Professor, Geography
Social Dimensions, Data Core
Dan Leathers
Professor, Geography, State Climatologist

Social Dimensions, Co-Lead, Data Core
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
Andy Novocin
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Data Core
George Parsons
Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy

Social Dimensions; Solution 2
John Rabolt
Karl and Renate Boer Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Co-Lead, Sensor Core
Amy Shober
Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

Social Dimensions
BIll Ullman
Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences

Co-Lead, Threat 3
UD STAFF
STAFF
A. Scott Andres
Senior Scientist, Delaware Geological Sciences,
Co-Lead, Threat 1
Ahsanuzzaman

Postdoc, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions Research
Kevin Brinson
Associate State Climatologist and DEOS Director
Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (CEMA)
State Coordinator of CoCoRAHS Delaware
Social Dimensions; Data Core
Tina Callahan
Associate Director
Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (DEMAC)
Lead, Data Core; Social Dimensions
Sean Ellis
Postdoctoral Researcher.
Social Dimensions
Katelynn Fry
Research Manager
Social Dimensions
Katelyn Gray

Postdoctoral Researcher, Threat 2
Chunhao Gu

Postdoctoral Researcher, Threat 2
Jeanette Miller
EPSCoR Director of Education Outreach Diversity
Laura Paul
Postdoctoral Researcher
Social Dimensions
Chelsea Peters
Postdoctoral Researcher

Threat 1, Salinization
Amalea Rassias
Economic Development, Office of Economic and Innovative Partnerships
Amy Slocum

Associate Director, Delaware EPSCoRII
Reeva Steet
Postdoctoral Researcher, Sensors
Elizabeth Tomazsewski
Postdoctoral Researcher, Threat 2
Jenn Volk

Kent County Extension Director; Environmental Quality Extension Specialist

Social Dimensions
David Weir
Office of Economic and Innovative Partnerships
Solution 4
Yolanda Williams Bey
EPSCoR Education Program Manager
UD GRAD STUDENTS
GRAD STUDENTS
Anyelo Almonte
Nick Butler
Saber Brasher

Graduate Student

Data Core Research
James Collier
Brian Cortez

Graduate Student

Social Dimensions Research
Kaveh Dalvand

Graduate Student

Social Dimensions Research
Sam Fielding
Mary Hingst

Graduate Student

Threat 1 Research
Makund Kabra
Lindsey Kelley
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics ('20)

Social Dimensions Research
Melissa Langer
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics ('20)
Social Dimensions Research

Xiangmin Liang,

Xiangmin Liang

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Lauren Mosesso

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Jimmy Murillo-Gelvez

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Joanne Norris
Graduate Student, Materials Science
Sensor Core
Sara Parkison
Sanket Phadtare
Adam Pollack
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics ('21)
Social Dimensions Research
Rubait Rahman
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics ('19)

Social Dimensions Research
Charles Scarborough

Danhui Xin

Danhui Xin

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Alfred Yan

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Social Dimensions Research
Pat Zingo
Data Core
Vishruta Yawatkar
Data Core
UD UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Lauren Breyer

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

Social Dimensions Research
Jared Kanim

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

2019-2020 Academic Year Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research
Connor McCrone

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar
Threat 2 Research
Julia Parker

2018-2019 Academic Year Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research
Erick Tepale

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

Social Dimensions Research
Melissa Vorn

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

Social Dimensions Research
Rucha Wani

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar
Threat 2 Research
Nathan Castaneda

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Summer Intern

Social Dimensions Research



Student at DTCC during academic year
Rachel King

2019 Summer Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research
Kate McCarroll

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Summer Intern

Social Dimensions Research
Maria Sanchez

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Summer Intern

Social Dimensions Research



Student at University of Kentucky during academic year
Liam Vita

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Summer Intern

Social Dimensions Research
Alex Atiyeh

2019-2020 Communications Team

Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment
Hannah Braun

2019-2020 Communications Team

Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment
Alena Brown

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Microbiome Core
Katie Buell-Flemming

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Data Core
Keriann Dignan

2020-2021 Communications Intern

Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment
Monica Elavarthi

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Threat 2
Anna Evers

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Threat 2
Allison Harten

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Social Dimensions
Gabby Harvilla

2020-2021 Communications Intern

Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment
Marc Hinte

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Social Dimensions/Solution 1
Emma House

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Data Core
Rachel King

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Social Dimensions / Solution 1
Miranda Marini

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Microbiome Core
Sydney Messick

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Threat 2
Katelyn Phelps

2019-2020 Communications Team

Project Management, Evaluation and Assessment
Ryan Seeley

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Social Dimensions / Solution 2
Laura Taylor

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Social Dimensions / Solution 1
Rucha Wani

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Threat 2
Stephen Wemple

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Social Dimensions / Solution 1
Timothy Wentzien

2019-2020 DENIN/Project WiCCED Intern

Sensor Core
Rebecca Schwartz

Spring 2020 Research Assistant

Solution 2 Research
Kimberly Bieksha

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Threat 1 Research
Faith Brown

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research
Tatum Casey

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research
Karen Dong

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research
Jessie Eastburn

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Data Core Research
Monica Elavarthi

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Threat 2 Research
Brian Kennedy

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Data Core Research
Charlie Kimsal

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Threat 1 Research
Rebecca King

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Data Core Research
Miranda Marini

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Microbiome Core Research
Laura Taylor

Summer 2020 Research Assistant

Social Dimensions Research

Wesley College

WESLEY COLLEGE - OFFICE OF PROVOST
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
WESLEY COLLEGE FACULTY
Faculty
Malcolm J. D'Souza, PhD

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

Scholars Day Committee Chair, Director Beekeeping 101 program
Brantley Craig, PhD

Associate Professor of English and Religion, Director of Honors Program
Frank Fiedler, PhD

Chair of Math & Science, Professor of Mathematics & Data Science, Cyber-Security Policy Certificate Program development
William K. Kroen PhD

Professor of Biology
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
WESLEY COLLEGE STAFF
Staff
Danielle L. Archambault

Coordinator of Tutoring Services & Writing Center
Amy Kellen

Student Success Outreach Coordinator
Christine M. McDermott

Director of Student Success & Retention
Melanie N. Pritchett

STEM Programs Assistant
Kristopher Roeske

Laboratory Manager, and Chemical Safety Support
Kendall Wilson-Lamourine

Career Advising Coordinator
Emily L. Wood

Academic Research Grants Administrator
WESLEY COLLEGE GRAD STUDENTS
Grad Students
Joshua Barth
Olivia Gulledge
WESLEY COLLEGE UNDERGRADS
Undergrads
Anthony Baker

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Biology
Alena Brown

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Biology
Aleya Cummings

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Mathematics
Katelynn Fry

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Environmental Science
Sarah Fryer

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Administration
Sydney Hall

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Environmental Science
Teric Henry

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Environmental Science
Joseph Howard

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Environmental Science
Gloria Jimenez-Martinez

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Biology
Savannah Love

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Environmental Science
Ja'Ki Miles

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Biological Chemistry
Allison Mills

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Environmental Policy
Lily Neff

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Biological Chemistry
Gyllian O'Neal

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Administration/ Marketing
Thomas Suarez

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Business Administration
Joshua Windsor

Wesley Summer Intern - Solution 3, Mathematics