Terri Hogue, Ph.D.

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Dean of Earth and Society Programs and Professor, Colorado School of Mines

EXPERTISE
Civil and environmental engineering
Watershed hydraulic science and engineering
Water, human, and ecosystem interactions

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee, Chair

STUDY TEAM(s):
Lead, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions
Member, Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Terri Hogue currently serves as the Dean of Earth and Society programs where she oversees 10 academic departments on the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) campus. Dr. Hogue was the Department Head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department prior to her appointment as Dean. She has also served as the Director of the Hydrologic Science and Engineering interdisciplinary graduate program and Director of the ConocoPhillips WE2ST Center.

Dr. Hogue has been at Mines since 2012, coming from the University of California, Los Angeles
(UCLA) where she was an Associate Professor in the CEE Department. Her research area is primarily in watershed hydrology, focusing on the nexus of water, human, and ecosystem interactions. She has received over $20M in research funding including $15M as Principal
Investigator (PI) coming from a range of federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National and Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as various state and local agencies.

She has graduated ~50 M.S. and Ph.D. students and has ~120 publications to date. Dr. Hogue has served on numerous professional boards and committees including a six-year term on the National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) and a four-year term as the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Section Secretary. Dr. Hogue was awarded the 2020 Robert E. Horton lectureship in Hydrology from the American Meteorological Society.

EDUCATION
University of Arizona, Ph.D., Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Arizona, M.S., Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Wisconsin, B.S., Geology summa cum laude

 

 

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

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POSITION
Meyerson Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture
Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

EXPERTISE
Landscape architecture, environmental justice, decarbonization, plant science, phytoremediation, wetland restoration, coastal resilience, post-industrial sites, community engagement

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee

STUDY TEAM(s):
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions
Member, Environmental Justice

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Ms. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson is the Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Co-Executive Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology.

A licensed architect and landscape architect, Ms. Seavitt Nordenson is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA). She previously served as Professor and Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at the City College of New York. She emphasizes the
essential role that landscape architecture plays in connecting social justice and equity to environmental design.

Ms. Seavitt Nordenson’s research, scholarship, and design work examines the intersection of political power, environmental activism, and public health, particularly as seen through the design of equitable public space and policy in tandem with novel plant science expertise. She studies post-industrial landscapes, disturbed ruderal sites, and environmental justice communities.

Ms. Seavitt Nordenson is a published author of multiple works. Her research foregrounds the role of natural and nature-based features as alternatives to traditional hard-engineered solutions and explores a multi-layered approach to resilience and decarbonization that includes natural systems. Her work at Jamaica Bay, New York, was developed through collaborative workshops with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division and the New York District as they developed a comprehensive report on the regional impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

EDUCATION
Princeton University, M.Arch., Architecture
The Cooper Union, B.Arch., Architecture
City College of New York, B.S.L.A, Landscape Architecture
University of Michigan, B.S., Architecture

 

 

Fatemah Shafiei, Ph.D.

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POSITION
Director, Environmental Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Spelman College

EXPERTISE
Environmental justice and environmental policy, environmental determinants of health disparity, environmental education, international relations

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee

STUDY TEAM(s):
Lead, Integrating Environmental Justice Considerations into Project Planning
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei is the Director, Environmental Studies Program; Associate Professor,
Department of Political Science; and the Co-Chair of Sustainable Spelman Committee at Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. She was Chair of the Department of Political Science from August 2012 to August 2021. She served as a member (2012-2018) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), the Federal Advisory Committee that advises the EPA on environmental justice issues. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Leader of Greater Atlanta Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) which the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) acknowledged as sixth in the U.S. and 164th in the world on Education for Sustainable Development.

Dr. Shafiei has published in the areas of public policy, environmental justice, environmental policy, environmental determinants of health disparities and environmental education. She has served as an invited keynote speaker, keynote listener, panelist, chair, section chair, panel organizer, moderator, and discussant in numerous conferences and forums. She has been an expert/leader in advancing integration of sustainability into curricula for decades. She has organized and led a broad spectrum of educational projects. She has hosted and directed many
projects such as “Toxics Release Inventory Regional Workshop” and “Environmental Justice Summit;” among others.

Dr. Shafiei is also the recipient of the 2023 Fannie Lou Hamer Outstanding Community Service Award, the 2023 Distinguished Service Award, and the 2020 Distinguished Service Award all from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS).

EDUCATION
University of California, Riverside, Ph.D., Political Science
University of California, Riverside, B.A., Political Science

 

 

Eric D. Stein, D. Env.

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POSITION
Biology Department Head, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

EXPERTISE
Environmental monitoring and assessment, coastal and wetland ecology, aquatic resource restoration and management, stream and riparian ecology, ecohydrology, science to policy translation

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee, Vice-Chair

STUDY TEAM(s):
Lead, Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Eric Stein is a head of the Biology Department at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) where he oversees a variety of projects related to in-stream and coastal water quality, ecohydrology, bioassessment, hydromodification, watershed modeling, and assessment of wetlands and other aquatic resources. His research focuses on effects of human activities on the condition of aquatic ecosystems and on developing tools to better assess and manage those effects.

Before joining SCCWRP in 2002, Dr. Stein worked as both a private consultant and for the Regulatory Branch of the Los Angeles District Corps of Engineers on issues related to wetlands and water quality management and regulation. He has expertise in wetland delineation, design of mitigation and restoration projects, development of monitoring programs, establishment of mitigation banks, and landscape-scale assessment.

Dr. Stein has research experience in a variety of disciplines related to environmental assessment including multimedia distribution of environmental contaminants, stormwater monitoring and assessment, wetland functional assessment, and physiological ecology. He has authored over 150 journal articles, 75 technical reports, several book chapters, and participates on numerous technical workgroups and advisory committees at the federal and state levels related to water quality and wetland assessment and management. He has chaired and co-chaired technical workgroups to help develop regional monitoring programs for streams, estuaries, and the coastal ocean. He regularly advises agencies in the development of innovative bioassessment approaches, application of eDNA and metabarcoding, and advancement and application of ecohydrology tool to inform environmental flow requirements.

EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles, D.Env., Environmental Science and Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., Science Education
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Biology

 

 

Larry Weber, Ph.D.

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Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics and Full Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa

EXPERTISE
Hydroscience and engineering, civil and environmental engineering, fish passage and behavior, large-scale water resource projects,  computational fluid dynamics models, community resiliency and planning, flood mitigation, river restoration and sustainability

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee

STUDY TEAM(s):
Member, Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions
Member, Integrating Environmental Justice Considerations into Project Planning

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Larry Weber served as the Director of IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering, the nation’s oldest academic research program focused on hydraulics, hydrology, and fluid mechanics from 2004-2017. He has extensive knowledge in community resilience and planning, flooding, flood mapping, flood mitigation, river hydraulics, fate and transport of nutrients, hydropower, coupling individual-based ecological and fluid mechanics models, fish passage facilities, environmental hydraulics, hydraulic structures, and river restoration and sustainability. Through these research programs, Dr. Weber’s impact has ranged from theoretical numerical model development and scientific discovery (as demonstrated in over 60 peer-reviewed scholarly publications) to the broad application of numerical models and systems-level design approaches to solve complex large-river ecological challenges.

Dr. Weber is also Co-Founder of the Iowa Flood Center and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center
where he is considered a thought-leader on water resources program development throughout the state and across the country. The technology developed through this research has led to significant partnerships with state and federal agencies. Dr. Weber currently serves as the principal investigator of a $96.9M grant awarded to the state of Iowa from U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition. The state of Iowa project is seen as leading the nation in watershed resilience through the Iowa Watershed Approach. Through these integrated model development and application projects, Dr. Weber has gained a deep scientific understanding and visionary approach to systems-level integrated design and development, and a genuine understanding of the complexities of engineering physics, river mechanics and ecological behavior and ecosystem response.

EDUCATION
University of Iowa, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Iowa, M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Iowa, B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

 

 

Ram Mohan, Ph.D., P.E.,F. ASCE

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Senior Partner directing Anchor QEA’s Engineering-With-Nature and Coastal Engineering Practice; Adjunct Professor of Ocean Engineering, and Director of the Coastal & Dredging Laboratory at Texas A&M University

EXPERTISE
Coastal engineering, coastal resiliency, coastal and fluvial flood risk management, navigation (dredging and beneficial use), sedimentation analysis, hydrodynamic modeling

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee

STUDY TEAM(s):
Member, Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials 
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Mohan is a Senior Partner directing Anchor QEA’s Engineering-With-Nature and Coastal Engineering Practice. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Ocean Engineering, and Director of the Coastal & Dredging Laboratory at Texas A&M University. For over 30 years, he has applied his expertise to develop solutions to complex coastal challenges, including coastal resiliency, coastal engineering, dredging, beneficial use, navigation, and hydrodynamic modeling.

Dr. Mohan is a former member of the National Academy of Sciences Marine Board and Ocean Studies Board, where he was part of the National Coastal Resiliency Initiative, and the study team that peer-reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Planning and Policy Manual. He has authored several national guidance documents and journal publications, including, editorial board member of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Guidance on “Natural and Nature Based Features (NNBF)”, co-author of USACE Guidance “Thin Layer Placement of Dredged Material,” and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marine Environmental Engineering.

In 2005, the Western Dredging Association named him its “Dredger of the Year.” A former chairmen of the World Organization of Dredging Associations, Dr. Mohan has advised international scientific bodies for over two decades. Dr. Mohan has also served on the boards of several professional organizations including Association of Coastal Engineers, American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, and Western Dredging Association. In 2016, the American Society of Civil Engineers elected him as a “Fellow”.

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Ocean Engineering
University of Rhode Island, M.S., Ocean Engineering
Cochin University of Science and Technology, B.Tech., Naval Architecture
Registered Professional Engineer (PE), over 20 states.

 

 

Ellen R. Herbert, Ph.D.

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POSITION
Senior Scientist, Sustainability and Nature Based Solutions,
Ducks Unlimited, National Headquarters

EXPERTISE
Wetland ecology, biogeochemistry and geomorphology, quantifying ecosystem services, ecosystem restoration, water quality, plant-soil interactions, numerical modeling, community ecology, anthropogenic impacts on wetland systems

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee

STUDY TEAM(s):
Member, Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Ellen R. Herbert is Senior Scientist, Sustainability and Nature Based Solutions, Ducks Unlimited, National Headquarters. In this role, Dr. Herbert works as a member of DU’s National and International Science Team to evaluate the outcomes of habitat conservation work across the continent through a combination of field experimentation, numerical modeling, and data synthesis with a special emphasis on flow regulation, climate adaptation, climate mitigation and water quality improvement. Dr. Herbert works across disciplines to engage multiple stakeholder groups to co-design research to facilitate real-world application in conservation, natural infrastructure and natural resource management.

Dr. Herbert is the lead investigator on a $3.2 Million USDA funded research project exploring the climate mitigation and adaptation functions provided by the USDA's Conservation Reserve Programs. Dr. Herbert also engages in extensive work around research and implementation of equitable natural infrastructure solutions as adaptation tools for climate and land use change. Dr. Herbert is a member of the Steering Committee of the Natural Infrastructure Initiative and the Network for Engineering with Nature and helps leads DU’s engagement with the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative to deliver natural infrastructure to mitigate flood and drought hazards and provide recreational opportunities along the Mississippi River. Dr. Herbert also co-leads grant with the University of Georgia to develop a Master’s degree and fellowship program in natural infrastructure research and training at the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems.

EDUCATION
Indiana University, Ph.D., Environmental Science
Kenyon College, B.A., Biology

 

 

Desirée Tullos, Ph.D.

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POSITION
Professor, Oregon State University

EXPERTISE
Environmental fluid mechanics, river engineering and restoration,
hydrodynamic modeling, sustainable flood management, sediment management in reservoirs, control of harmful algal blooms, nature-based infrastructure, science communication, transdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration

SUBCOMMITTEE(s):
Environmental Advisory Subcommittee

STUDY TEAM(s):
Member, Integration of Nature-Based Solutions into USACE Missions

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Desiree Tullos is a Professor in the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department at Oregon State University. Her research emphasizes the sustainable engineering and management of rivers. Her projects focus on questions that range from the particle to basin scale including physical and biological responses to dam removal; analysis of reservoir operations in systems undergoing change; turbulence and habitat of flow around vegetation and wood in rivers, and sustainable flood risk management and infrastructure. Her research also has an international dimension as she has served as the Primary Investigator (PI) of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project on hydropower development in China; she is examining mountain flood risk in India; and she was a Fulbright scholar studying reservoir sediment management in Taiwan.

Dr. Tullos serves on multiple boards and science and engineering advisory panels to help translate science into practice and policy including the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for Bonneville Power Administration’s Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Environmental Advisory Subcommittee supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and for multiple National Research Council committees. Her teaching emphasizes design-based and systems-oriented learning: river engineering, ecohydraulic engineering, and ecological engineering. She served as the PI of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program on Ecosystem Informatics for twelve years as part of a broader suite of activities aimed at advancing diversity in the STEM fields. Prior to and since arriving at Oregon State University, she also worked as a design engineer on a variety of river restoration projects.

EDUCATION
University of Arizona, Ph.D., Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Arizona, M.S., Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Wisconsin, B.S., Geology summa cum laude