Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware

PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS

University of Delaware

UD FACULTY
BIll Ullman
Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences

Co-Lead, Threat 3
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
UD STAFF
Yolanda Williams Bey
EPSCoR Education Program Manager
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
Judi Free
Lab Coordinator
Center for Experimental & Applied Economics
Jeanette Miller
EPSCoR Director of Education Outreach Diversity
Amalea Rassias
Economic Development, Office of Economic and Innovative Partnerships
Olesya Savchenko

Postdoc, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions
Amy Slocum

Associate Director, Delaware EPSCoRII
Reeva Steet
Postdoctoral Researcher, Sensors
Maddi Valinksi
Lab Manager, Center for Experimental & Applied Economics
Jenn Volk

Kent County Extension Director; Environmental Quality Extension Specialist

Social Dimensions
David Weir
State Committee Chair, Office of Economic and Innovative Partnerships
UD GRAD STUDENTS
Alfred Yan

PhD Student
DENIN Fellow
Social Dimensions Research
GRAD STUDENTS
Saber Brasher

Graduate Student

Data Core Research
Brian Cortez

Graduate Student

Social Dimensions Research
Kaveh Dalvand

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
Joanne Norris
Graduate Student, Materials Science
Sensor Core
Rubait Rahman
Graduate Student, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

Social Dimensions Research
UD UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
Liam Vita

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Summer Intern

Social Dimensions Research
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Lauren Breyer

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

Social Dimensions Research
Jared Kanim

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

Social Dimensions Research
Connor McCrone

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar
Threat 2 Research
Jake Nelson

2019 DENIN/Project WiCCED Academic Environmental Scholar

Social Dimensions 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

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
Gulni Ozbay

Professor

Threat 4 - Ecological Stresses from Nutrients and Salinization
Derrick Scott

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
Laurieann Phalen

Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER) Secretary
DEL STATE GRAD STUDENTS
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
DEL STATE UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
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

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

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
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
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
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