About Our Faculty

Dr. Christie Chatterley
Assistant Professor of Engineering

Expertise

  • 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

Education

  • 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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Dr. Callie Cole
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Analytical Chemistry (Mass Spectrometry, Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, and Chromatography)
  • Astrochemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Science Communication & Community Engagement

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015
  • B.S., University of Montana, 2010
     

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Dr. Cynthia Dott
Professor of Biology

Expertise 

  • Ecology and dynamics of river systems
  • Riparian/floodplain forest habitat
  • Riparian vegetation response to changing hydrology, geomorphology and disturbance regimes
  • Links between vegetation and disturbance history
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Scientific teaching and cooperative learning methodology in the classroom

Education 

  • Ph.D., Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996 
  • Master of Science, Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, The Colorado College, 1985 

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Dr. Gary Gianniny
Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:
  • Climatic vs. intrinsic controls on sedimentation in icehouse conditions
  • Sequence stratigraphy for aquifer and reservoir characterization and prediction
  • Tectonics and sedimentation in the southwestern U.S.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1995
  • Master of Science, Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Colorado College, 1983

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Dr. Kim Hannula
Chair & Professor of Geosciences

Expertise:

  • Deformation and metamorphism
  • Faults
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geology, Stanford University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Carleton College, 1989 

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Dr. Kenny Miller
Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Natural product/organic synthesis
  • Synthetic organic chemistry

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Texas-Austin, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, The University of Georgia-Athens, 2002

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Dr. Heidi Steltzer
Professor of Biology

Expertise:

  • Environmental Science
  • Science and Society
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Environmental Health
  • Phenology

Education:

  • Ph.D., Ecosystem Ecology, University of Colorado, 1999
  • B.S., Biology, Duke University, 1993

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