If you are interested and would like to know more about the CAWS project please contact any one of the following collaborators.

Ferrum College-Virginia

Bob R. Pohlad
Professor of Biology and Horticulture
Ph.D. 1978, University of Georgia
  • Fungal Morphology and Ecology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Microbial Ecology of Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems
  • Instructional Technology and Science Education

Carolyn L. Thomas
Professor of Environmental Science and Biology
Ph.D. 1984, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
  • Lake Nutrient Dynamics
  • Aquatic Microbial Ecology
  • Watershed research

David Johnson
Professor of Chemistry and Env. Science
Ph.D. 1976, University of Michigan.
  • NPS pollution reduction
  • GIS-based Watershed modeling
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Development of polymeric membrane anion selective electrodes
Todd Fredericksen
Assistant Professor of Env. Science
Ph.D. , Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Forest Management
George Byrd
Associate Professor of Agriculture
Ph.D. , University of Georgia.
  • Pasture and Forage Science
  • Nutrient cycling in ag systems

University of the South (Sewanee)-Tennessee

Karen Kuers
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 1994, University of Georgia.
  • Forestry and Geology

Mt. St. Mary's University, Maryland

Jeffery Simmons
Associate Professor of Env. Science
Ph.D. 1993, Cornell University.

  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Aquatic ecology, toxicology, watersheds
  • Effects of heavy metal pollutants on stream ecosystems

Lindsey Wilson College-Kentucky

Susan Monteleone

Associate Professor of Biology

  • Plant Ecology

Davis and Elkins College-West Virginia

Russ McClain
Professor of Environmental Science



Montreat College-North Carolina

Mark Lassiter
  • Integration of Environmental Instrumentation and Laboratory technology in undergraduate training.
  • Juvenile Hormone metabolism in application to pesticide development.
  • Minimal environmental impact pesticides and field test kit development.
  • Chemical recycling protocols.
  • Environmental analysis and monitoring.
  • Monitoring water pollutants by physiological alteration of index species.

Mike Sonnenberg

Associate professor of Environmental Science

  • Examining the macro view, looking at the bigger picture.
  • Plants and animals in the field.

King College-Tennessee

Richard Moyer

Professor of Biology


Ohio Valley University-West Virginia

Gordon Wells

Associate Professor of Natural Science and Education



Emory and Henry College

Laura Hainsworth

Ph.D., the University of Maryland

Associate Professor of Chemistry


  • chemistry of natural and polluted water environments.
  • Rare radioactive isotopes in natural geochemical processes

Ed Davis

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Associate Professor of Geography


  • geography
Steven Hopp

  • ornithology

Alderson-Broaddus-West Virginia

Tom Berlin

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science



John Enz

Assitant Professor of Biology



West Chester University-Pennsylvannia

Greg Turner

Assistant Professor of Biology


  • Mycorrhizal Ecology.
  • Plant Ecology


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