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Personal Background
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PhD in Toxicology

Affiliated Graduate Programs:
Land and Atmosphere Science
Soil Science
Water Resource Science

Professional Experience:
Lead Scientist (2015 - present) - NP211USDA/ARS/Soil and Water Management Research Unit (St. Paul, MN)
Research Chemist - USDA/ARS/Soil and Water Management Research Unit (St. Paul, MN)
Adjunct Professor - University of Minnesota , Dept. of Soil, Water & Climate
Adjunct Professor - University of Minnesota , Water Resources Center (WRC)
Chair (2016), Program Chair (2015), Vice Chair (2014), Executive Committee (2001 - 2013) - American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals
Chemistry Steering Committee, Global (2015 - present), North America (2013 - 2016) - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Associate Editor - Journal of Environmental Quality (2008 - 2013)

My experience includes basic and applied research evaluating the fate and transport of chemicals in agricultural and non-agricultural environments, the design and assessment of mitigation and remediation strategies to reduce off-site chemical transport, evaluation of ecological impacts of agricultural and non-agricultural practices and the toxicological significance of chemical residues in the environment.
More specifically my research projects have addressed the remediation of contaminated surface waters with aquatic plants; effect of soil properties, tillage and drainage practices, and application rates on the degradation and transport of pesticides; quantifying the off-site transport of pesticides and nutrients with runoff from golf course turf and vegetable crops; assessing the influence of vegetative mulches to reduce pesticide transport with runoff from vegetable crops; and use of management practices to mitigate off-site transport of pesticides and nutrients from turf.
Additional interests and upcoming research may include evaluation of the environmental fate and effects of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, byproducts, and contaminants associates with new technologies and practices.