Dr. Christie Chatterley

Dr. Christie Chatterley
Associate Professor of Physics & Engineering


  • Water Quality Analysis and Treatment
  • On-Site Water and Sanitation for Low-Income Country Applications
  • Contextual Factor Influence on Technology Uptake
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions


  • Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2013
  • M.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Idaho State University, 2003


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About Dr. Christie Chatterley

Dr. Christie Chatterley is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering at Fort Lewis College. She joined the College in 2016. Before joining Fort Lewis, Dr. Chatterley lived abroad for six years working as a consultant in the water and sanitation development sector with organizations such as UNICEF, Water for People, and Save the Children to lead research aimed at improving policies and approaches for water and sanitation aid.

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Chatterley managed field-based interdisciplinary research in Peru for three years, working with undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Colorado, the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana and the Universidad Católica San Pablo to understand the factors that influence the sustainability of water and sanitation technologies in low-income communities. As Project Manager, Dr. Chatterley worked with colleagues to create and manage research opportunities with three organizations in Peru and led proposals for over $170,000 of funding from the National Science Foundation and the University of Colorado.

Dr. Chatterley has published her research in a variety of professional journals such as BMC Public Health, Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, and the Journal of Water and Health. Presentations include the Water and Health Conference in 2015, a presentation to the Inter-American Development Bank in 2014, a guest lecture at San Pablo University in 2013, and the UCI/UNESCO Conference on Water Scarcity and Global Changes in 2008. She has served as a committee member for the Global Network for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools since 2013 and led projects with the University of Colorado Engineers without Borders Rwanda team from 2005-2009. 

In the news

Assistant Professor of Engineering Christie Chatterley was quoted in an article in Scientific American about the role of behavioral science in clean water programs. [2/6/19]


Selected publications and presentations

Chatterley, C. & Bain, R. Advancing WinS monitoring: promoting improved coverage of WASH in schools through global monitoring. Water and Health Conference. Chapel Hill, NC: Oct 27, 2015.

Chatterley, C., Javernick-Will, A., Linden, K.G., Alam, K., Bottinelli, L., et al. (2014) A qualitative comparative analysis of well-managed school sanitation in Bangladesh. BMC Public Health 14:6.

Chatterley, C., Gonzalez, O. Microfinanzas como un catalizador potencial para mejorar el saneamiento. Inter-American Development Bank. Washington, D.C.: Feb 27, 2014. (Spanish)

Chatterley, C., Linden, K.G., & Javernick-Will, A. (2013) Identifying Pathways to Continued Maintenance of School Sanitation in Belize. J Water Sanit Hyg Dev 3(3):411-422.

Chatterley, C. El rol de la tecnología en el crisis mundial de agua y saneamiento. (The role of technology in the global water & sanitation crisis) San Pablo University. Peru: Apr 27, 2013. (Spanish)

Chatterley, C. & Linden, K.G. (2010) Demonstration and Evaluation of Germicidal UV-LEDs for Point- of-Use Water Disinfection. Journal of Water and Health 8(3): 479-486.