1999 Ph.D. Soil and Water Science, University of California, Riverside, CA.
1993 B.S. Environmental Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
2007-present: Research Microbiologist, USDA-ARS, Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory, Kimberly, ID.
2003-2007: Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Environmental Management and Byproduct Utilization laboratory, Beltsville, MD.
2000-2003: Post Doctoral Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, George E. Brown, Jr. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, CA.
International Association for Aerobiology
American Society for Microbiology
Soil Science Society of America
Expertise and Scientific Interests
Fate and transport of pathogenic microorganisms
Bio-geochemical cycling of selenium
Enhanced degradation of fumigant pesticides
Beneficial use of industrial byproducts in soil-related applications
Airborne transport of pathogenic microorganisms and endotoxins from animal feeding operations
Impact of gaseous emissions from dairy operations on air quality