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Aging

Manfred Diehl

University Distinguished Professor Diehl addresses how successful and healthy adult development and aging can be promoted by changing people’s negative views of aging, and by educating them about healthy lifestyle changes.

Frank Dinenno

Dinenno, director of the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, researches the effects of aging and lifestyle factors on overall cardiovascular structure and function, and how these effects relate to human health and disease.

Karyn Hamilton

Hamilton is director of the Translational Research on Aging and Chronic Disease Laboratory, who focuses on shared characteristics of slowed aging and interventions to increase health span.

Agriculture and agricultural economics

Keith Belk

Belk focuses on red meat quality and safety, live animal development, international marketing and quality management systems.

Patrick Byrne

Byrne focuses on the application of molecular genetics to crop improvement and biotechnology risk assessment.

Matt Camper

Camper serves as the primary contact for insect identification at the Center for Sustainable Integrated Pest Management’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic, helping members of the public to identify pests and deal with pest infestations.

Temple Grandin

Grandin is a worldwide leader in the fields of humane animal handling and autism advocacy.

Zachary Johnson

Johnson, in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, focuses on residential and small scale commercial design emphasizing sustainable construction techniques.

Eugene Kelly

Kelly, deputy director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, studies the origin and evolution of soils in many environments around the world, especially as related to global change issues.

James Klett

Klett’s areas of expertise include landscape plant material identification, culture and care, as well as water requirements for herbaceous and woody plants. He has helped coordinate several state and regional horticulture programs including Plant Select and Planttalk Colorado.

Jan Leach

Leach researches plant genetics with the ultimate goal of improving sustainable crop production.

Andrew Norton

Norton’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of pest organisms and their hosts.

James Pritchett

Pritchett, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, is an agricultural economist.

Air quality

Jeffrey Collett

Collett researches ambient air quality along with sources of atmospheric pollutants and their impacts; he has focused on air emissions and impacts from oil and gas development, wild and prescribed fires and agriculture on cloud processing of pollutants on several continents.

Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins is a senior policy advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work focuses on air quality, and he has previously served as air quality program director for the Western Governor’s Association, co-chair of the EPA’s …

Animals and livestock (see also Veterinary medicine)

Keith Belk

Belk focuses on red meat quality and safety, live animal development, international marketing and quality management systems.

Temple Grandin

Grandin is a worldwide leader in the fields of humane animal handling and autism advocacy.

Dean Hendrickson

Dr. Hendrickson is an equine surgeon at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Timothy Holt

Dr. Holt focuses on bovine high mountain disease, which can cause congestive heart failure in cattle.

Michael Lappin

Dr. Lappin researches prevention of upper respiratory and infectious diseases, vaccine-associated side effects and zoonoses of cats.

Donald Mykles

Mykles, director of the University Honors Program, can speak to evaluating claims and making science-informed decisions. He also researches the regulation of molting and skeletal muscle plasticity in crabs and lobsters.

Bernard Rollin

Rollin, a bioethicist and University Distinguished Professor, focuses his research and teaching on animal ethics, genetic engineering, animal pain, animal research, animal agriculture, veterinary ethics and other topics in bioethics and philosophy.

Noa Roman-Muniz

Dr. Roman-Muniz focuses on animal health and well-being, dairy worker training, labor management, and human safety and health on livestock operations.

George Seidel

Seidel is a University Distinguished Professor whose research focuses on in vitro fertilization and culture of mammalian embryos, specifically related to cattle and horses.

Daniel Smeak

Dr. Smeak is chief of surgery for the dental and oral surgery sections at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. His specialty is small animal surgery.

Anthropology and archaeology

Chris Fisher

Fisher focuses on the relationship that links humans to their past and present environment – anthropological archaeology – with active ongoing projects in Mesoamerica.

Arts and culture

Dan Beachy-Quick

Author of five books of poetry and winner of a Colorado Prize in Poetry , Beachy-Quick was award a Gugghenheim Fellowship in 2015.

Camille Dungy

University Distinguished Professor Dungy is a nationally celebrated poet and professor of English.

Zach Hutchins

Hutchins’ focus is on early American literature and religion, specifically the religious thought of inhabitants of colonial North America.

Walt Jones

Jones teaches acting and directing, drawing on his experience directing on Broadway as well as various regional theaters and with award-winning playwrights.

Wes Kenney

Kenney, director of orchestras, conducts the CSU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, as well as CSU Opera productions and serves as music director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the Fort Collins Symphony, and Opera Fort Collins.

James Kim

Kim directs the CSU Chamber Choir and is founding artistic director of the Colorado Bach Ensemble.

Atmospheric research

Elizabeth Barnes

Barnes’ research focuses on large-scale atmospheric dynamics and their response to climate change.

V. Chandrasekar (Chandra)

Chandra focuses on radar systems and networking, radar meteorology, RF communication systems and signal processing, is a co-principal investigator for the CSU-CHILL National Weather Radar Facility, and deputy director of the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere.

Don Hillger

Hillger, a research scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), focuses on satellite meteorology.

Sonia Kreidenweis

University Distinguished Professor Kreidenweis researches tropospheric chemistry, specifically aerosol-cloud-climate interactions and visibility.

Steve Miller

Miller is the deputy director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). His research focuses on satellite-based remote sensing of the Earth and atmosphere system.

A.R. “Ravi” Ravishankara

University Distinguished Professor Ravishankara researches the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere as it relates to stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and regional air quality.

David Thompson

Thompson researches large-scale atmospheric dynamics, the interpretation of observed climate change, ocean/atmosphere interaction, and the climate impacts of large-scale atmospheric phenomena.

Autism

Temple Grandin

Grandin is a worldwide leader in the fields of humane animal handling and autism advocacy.

Big Data

Shrideep Pallickara

Pallickara’s research expertise is in the area of large-scale distributed systems, cloud computing and Big Data.

Biochemistry

P. Shing Ho

Ho researches on how DNA structures affect their genomic function, and the use of bioengineering in rational drug design.

Jennifer Nyborg

Nyborg researches the life-cycle of the leukemia-causing human retrovirus called HTLV-1, aimed at revealing basic aspects of virus function, cellular gene regulation, chromatin structure and cancer etiology.

Laurie Stargell

Stargell investigates the regulation of gene expression in yeast.

Biodefense

John Belisle

Belisle focuses on the physiology of bacterial pathogens that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and tularemia, and how products of these bacteria interact with the hosts.

Richard Bowen

Dr. Bowen researches viral diseases that affect domestic and wild animals and spill over into human populations, including COVID-19.

Bioengineering

Ashok Prasad

Prasad develops quantitative and predictive models for molecular and cellular biology, focused on tissue engineering, systems biology for biofuel development,
and systems biology of cancer and the immune system.

Ken Reardon

Reardon’s research involves the analysis and engineering of bacteria and algae for the production of biofuels and other chemicals, applications of systems biology, biosensor development and bioprocess monitoring.

Biofuels

Ken Reardon

Reardon’s research involves the analysis and engineering of bacteria and algae for the production of biofuels and other chemicals, applications of systems biology, biosensor development and bioprocess monitoring.

John Sheehan

Sheehan focuses on biofuels, modeling of sustainable agriculture, life cycle assessment, and issues related to sustainable land use and sustainable development.

Biology

June Medford

Medford researches using synthetic biology to understand basic aspects of plants and develop new types of plants and plant traits useful for society, such as changing color in the presence of dangerous chemicals.

Donald Mykles

Mykles, director of the University Honors Program, can speak to evaluating claims and making science-informed decisions. He also researches the regulation of molting and skeletal muscle plasticity in crabs and lobsters.

Ashok Prasad

Prasad develops quantitative and predictive models for molecular and cellular biology, focused on tissue engineering, systems biology for biofuel development,
and systems biology of cancer and the immune system.

Ken Reardon

Reardon’s research involves the analysis and engineering of bacteria and algae for the production of biofuels and other chemicals, applications of systems biology, biosensor development and bioprocess monitoring.

Biomaterials

Ketul Popat

Popat researches biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine as well as nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and bio-nanotechnology.

Ashok Prasad

Prasad develops quantitative and predictive models for molecular and cellular biology, focused on tissue engineering, systems biology for biofuel development,
and systems biology of cancer and the immune system.

Melissa Reynolds

Reynolds, associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, focuses on the molecular design and fabrication of biomimetic materials for use in medical device applications.

Business and consumers

Keith Belk

Belk focuses on red meat quality and safety, live animal development, international marketing and quality management systems.

Marisa Bunning

Bunning, an Extension specialist in food safety, specializes in food safety communication; post-harvest produce safety and quality; food processing; and consumer food handling behavior.

Margarita Lenk

Lenk studies engineering and control of business processes and accounting information systems, sustainability practices and metrics, and works to build university-community partnerships.

Gina Mohr

Mohr researches obesity and the commitment of individuals to health and fitness goals from a marketing perspective..

Susan Schell

Schell uses her experience in the energy industry to teach executive and graduate programs in leadership, human resources, managing in a global context, personal development for change, and communication and negotiation.  

Elizabeth Williams

Williams focuses on leadership in a variety of organizational contexts, including distributed teams, multi-team systems, organizations experiencing change, and health organizations.

Cancer research

Steven Dow

Dow, director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, researches stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine treatments for diseases of humans and companion animals, and directs a research program in tumor immunology/immunotherapy and tumor vaccines at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Rodney Page

Dr. Page is the director of the CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Career development

Bryan Dik

Dik focuses on vocational psychology — a sense of calling in the work role; meaning, purpose, religion and spirituality in career development; vocational interest measurement; and computer-assisted career development interventions.

Michael Steger

Steger focuses on understanding well-being and meaning in life; psychological predictors of physical health and health-risk behaviors; and facilitators and benefits of engaging in meaningful work.

Chemistry

Chuck Henry

Henry researches miniaturization in analytical chemistry, and has developed ultra-cheap clinical and environmental diagnostic tools made from ordinary filter paper.

Amy Prieto

Prieto, a professor of chemistry, is the founder of Prieto Batteries. Her research focuses on developing synthetic methods for nanostructured materials with applications in renewable energy, and high-power-density rechargeable batteries.

Children and teens

Laura Bellows

Bellows focuses on nutrition education, childhood obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, and physical activity.

Samantha Brown

Brown focuses on how adversity shapes the health and development of children and families experiencing psychosocial risk, and developing and testing family-oriented interventions.

Douglas Coatsworth

The director of the CSU Prevention Research Center, Coatsworth focuses on promoting health and well-being through family interventions that foster positive parenting, effective family functioning, and youth resilience. He also studies mindfulness and compassion-based interventions for youth, families and organizations. 

Patricia Davies

Davies, director of the Brainwaves Research Laboratory at CSU, focuses on understanding the development of neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie cognitive and motor behaviors in children with and without disorders.

Debbie Fidler

Fidler researches development in children with neurogenetic disorders such as Down syndrome and Williams syndrome.

Jennifer Harman

Harman researches intimate relationships, power and aggression, particularly in relationships that have dissolved and parental alienation following divorce.

Nathaniel Riggs

Riggs focuses on the translation of basic research of neurocognitive development into interventions for child and adolescent health promotion, and on the role of after-school programs in youth development.

Audrey Shillington

Shillington is director of the School of Social Work, whose research focuses on substance abuse and high-risk sexual behaviors among children and young adults.

Marc Winokur

Winokur is the director of the Social Work Research Center. His work focuses on child welfare, kinship care, foster care, residential placements, adoption, family preservation services, juvenile sex offender treatment, trauma screening, and risk and safety assessment in child protective services.

Civil War history

Robert Gudmestad

Gudmestad specializes in the history of the American South, particularly, the Civil War, steamboats and American slavery, as well as American sports history.

Climate and weather

V. Chandrasekar (Chandra)

Chandra focuses on radar systems and networking, radar meteorology, RF communication systems and signal processing, is a co-principal investigator for the CSU-CHILL National Weather Radar Facility, and deputy director of the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere.

Steven Fassnacht

Fassnacht focuses on snow hydrology and hydrological modeling, as well as how people perceive snowfall and snow, how this perception compares to what the data says, and what social impacts may be created by any discrepancies.

Don Hillger

Hillger, a research scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), focuses on satellite meteorology.

Phil Klotzbach

Klotzbach is responsible for the seasonal Atlantic hurricane forecasts issued during the peak months between August and October. 

Sonia Kreidenweis

University Distinguished Professor Kreidenweis researches tropospheric chemistry, specifically aerosol-cloud-climate interactions and visibility.

Steve Miller

Miller is the deputy director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). His research focuses on satellite-based remote sensing of the Earth and atmosphere system.

Russ Schumacher

State Climatologist Schumacher is also director of the Colorado Climate Center, where he focuses on storms, weather analysis and forecasting, precipitation extremes, flash floods, the weather and climate of Colorado and the societal impact of weather.

Climate change

Elizabeth Barnes

Barnes’ research focuses on large-scale atmospheric dynamics and their response to climate change.

Jill Baron

Baron studies ecosystem concepts in management of human-dominated regions, and effects of climate change on mountain ecosystems.

Michele Betsill

Betsill focuses on global environmental politics and ways in which climate change is governed from the global to the local level across the public and private spheres.

Gillian Bowser

A research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Bowser focuses on ecological indicators of climate change, and linkages between changing ecological conditions, local community livelihoods and climate.

Alan Knapp

Knapp, a senior ecologist in the Department of Biology, researches mechanisms within plants that drive ecological processes and reflect evolutionary change; his lab is involved with the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research program.

Dennis Ojima

Ojima has been active in global environmental change research for 30 years, studying application of social ecological system approaches to climate and land-use changes on ecosystems, carbon accounting, food security, and adaptation and mitigation strategies to climate change.

Tom Plant

Plant is a senior policy advisor in the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work explores the causes of global climate change as well as transportation and energy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A.R. “Ravi” Ravishankara

University Distinguished Professor Ravishankara researches the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere as it relates to stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and regional air quality.

David Thompson

Thompson researches large-scale atmospheric dynamics, the interpretation of observed climate change, ocean/atmosphere interaction, and the climate impacts of large-scale atmospheric phenomena.

Diana Wall

Diana Wall is a University Distinguished Professor and the director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Her research focuses on how soil biodiversity contributes to healthy, productive soils and thus benefits society, and the consequences of human activity on soil sustainability.

Communication

Katie Abrams

Abrams’ expertise is at the intersection of strategic communication and food system and natural resources issues.

Karrin Anderson

Anderson studies U.S. political culture, gender and the U.S. presidency, and political pop culture.

Eric Aoki

Aoki focuses on intercultural communication, identity, voice and cultural representations in media and public space.

Martin Carcasson

Carcasson is the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation.

Katherine Knobloch

Knobloch is the associate director of the Center for Public Deliberation; she studies deliberative democracy and community engagement.

Rosa Mikeal Martey

Martey focuses on social interaction in and engagement with digital technologies, including video games, social media and virtual worlds. She examines identity in digital spaces, including race, gender and sexuality, and she led the creation of a handbook for media makers, “Multiculturalism Matters.”

Nick Marx

Marx focuses on television, digital media culture, media industries, mediated representations of race and ethnicity, comedy, satire and American politics.

Pete Seel

Seel’s research and teaching focuses on telecommunication, new media technologies, digital television, and documentary history and production.

Elizabeth Williams

Williams focuses on leadership in a variety of organizational contexts, including distributed teams, multi-team systems, organizations experiencing change, and health organizations.

Computer science

Shrideep Pallickara

Pallickara’s research expertise is in the area of large-scale distributed systems, cloud computing and Big Data.

Christos Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos researches computer network protocols, network security, network measurements and multimedia communications.

Culture

Kate Browne

Browne researches the hidden role of culture in disaster and economics. She has conducted long-term research on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

Cunningham-Sabo focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition and physical activity programs for children and adults in Hispanic and American Indian communities.

Rosa Mikeal Martey

Martey focuses on social interaction in and engagement with digital technologies, including video games, social media and virtual worlds. She examines identity in digital spaces, including race, gender and sexuality, and she led the creation of a handbook for media makers, “Multiculturalism Matters.”

Nick Marx

Marx focuses on television, digital media culture, media industries, mediated representations of race and ethnicity, comedy, satire and American politics.

Jennifer Ogle

Ogle researches media influences on appearance and self, body image and satisfaction, appearance socialization, and feminist theories of the body.

Deliberative process

Martin Carcasson

Carcasson is the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation.

Katherine Knobloch

Knobloch is the associate director of the Center for Public Deliberation; she studies deliberative democracy and community engagement.

Design and apparel

Jennifer Ogle

Ogle researches media influences on appearance and self, body image and satisfaction, appearance socialization, and feminist theories of the body.

Juyeon Park

Park’s research program centers on technology-based functional product development and human factors design, including the development of personal protective equipment for firefighters, military, law enforcement officers, and health care workers.

Disaster recovery

Kate Browne

Browne researches the hidden role of culture in disaster and economics. She has conducted long-term research on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

John van de Lindt

Van de Lindt, co-director of the 14-university National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, researches earthquake engineering, extreme loading on structures, and structural dynamics.

Diversity and inclusion

Albert Bimper

Bimper focuses on the intersection of race and sports, and the educational development of student athletes of color.

Silvia Canetto

Canetto focuses on diversity issues in suicidal behaviors and hastened death, aging and end-of-life, as well as cultural norms, stereotypes and narratives of men’s and women’s interest, persistence and success in STEM fields.

DNA research

P. Shing Ho

Ho researches on how DNA structures affect their genomic function, and the use of bioengineering in rational drug design.

Drug research

Anne Lenaerts

Lenaerts focuses on development and application of novel preclinical animal models to further anti-tuberculosis drug discovery and to study anti-mycobacterial resistance and persistence.

Brad Reisfeld

Reisfeld’s research interests include biological, biomedical and environmental science related to human health and interdisciplinary in nature.

Earthquakes

Rick Aster

Head of the Department of Geosciences, Aster focuses on seismological studies.

John van de Lindt

Van de Lindt, co-director of the 14-university National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, researches earthquake engineering, extreme loading on structures, and structural dynamics.

Economics and forecasting

Phyllis Resnick

Resnick is the lead economist at the CSU Colorado Futures Center.

Martin Shields

Shields focuses on the factors that influence regional economic growth, emphasizing policy options that will enhance economic opportunities and quality of life for Colorado residents.

Stephan Weiler

Weiler was lead research officer for the Federal Reserve’s Center for the Study of Rural America, and has worked broadly on regional economic development issues, particularly in innovating economic bridges between rural and urban areas.

Education

Susan Baker

Professor and Extension specialist Baker focuses on community-based nutrition education programs for low-resource audiences.

Laura Bellows

Bellows focuses on nutrition education, childhood obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, and physical activity.

Albert Bimper

Bimper focuses on the intersection of race and sports, and the educational development of student athletes of color.

Brett Bruyere

Bruyere is director of the CSU Environmental Learning Center, where he focuses on environmental education, communication and planning in the context of natural or protected areas and the training of conservation professionals.

Jody Donovan

Donovan serves as dean of students at CSU and teaches in the Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program. She also works on international and global issues within the higher education context.

Debbie Fidler

Fidler researches development in children with neurogenetic disorders such as Down syndrome and Williams syndrome.

Temple Grandin

Grandin is a worldwide leader in the fields of humane animal handling and autism advocacy.

John P. Hayes

Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Hayes focuses on applied ecology, with specific emphasis on wildlife ecology and forest science., as well as challenges facing our natural resources.

Dave Johnson

Johnson is an instructional designer and assessment coordinator at The Institute for Learning and Teaching.

Brian Jones

Jones is the director of the Little Shop of Physics, a hands-on science outreach program that teaches K-12 students that science is something anyone can do.

Electrical engineering

Jorge Rocca

Rocca is a University Distinguished Professor who researches quantum electronics, lasers and plasmas.

Azer Yalin

Yalin researches laser-based diagnostics and non-intrusive measurement of gases, plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions.

End-of-life issues

Silvia Canetto

Canetto focuses on diversity issues in suicidal behaviors and hastened death, aging and end-of-life, as well as cultural norms, stereotypes and narratives of men’s and women’s interest, persistence and success in STEM fields.

Energy

Ken Carlson

Carlson researches energy water issues, water treatment and reuse, and environmental issues surrounding oil and gas production.

Jeffrey Collett

Collett researches ambient air quality along with sources of atmospheric pollutants and their impacts; he has focused on air emissions and impacts from oil and gas development, wild and prescribed fires and agriculture on cloud processing of pollutants on several continents.

Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins is a senior policy advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work focuses on air quality, and he has previously served as air quality program director for the Western Governor’s Association, co-chair of the EPA’s …

Maury Dobbie

Dobbie is the assistant director of the Center for the New Energy Economy.

Robert Duffy

Duffy researches a variety of environmental and energy issues, as well as the role of organized interests in federal elections.

Tom Plant

Plant is a senior policy advisor in the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work explores the causes of global climate change as well as transportation and energy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Amy Prieto

Prieto, a professor of chemistry, is the founder of Prieto Batteries. Her research focuses on developing synthetic methods for nanostructured materials with applications in renewable energy, and high-power-density rechargeable batteries.

Ken Reardon

Reardon’s research involves the analysis and engineering of bacteria and algae for the production of biofuels and other chemicals, applications of systems biology, biosensor development and bioprocess monitoring.

Bill Ritter, Jr.

Bill Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, which provides technical assistance to policymakers in creating policies and practices that will facilitate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

Kyle Saunders

Saunders’ research interests are in American politics, with particular emphases on political parties, political behavior, public opinion, national and Colorado elections, and public policy.

Environment

Jill Baron

Baron studies ecosystem concepts in management of human-dominated regions, and effects of climate change on mountain ecosystems.

Gillian Bowser

A research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Bowser focuses on ecological indicators of climate change, and linkages between changing ecological conditions, local community livelihoods and climate.

Jay Breidt

Breidt researches statistical inference in finite population sampling and natural resources monitoring.

Brett Bruyere

Bruyere is director of the CSU Environmental Learning Center, where he focuses on environmental education, communication and planning in the context of natural or protected areas and the training of conservation professionals.

Phil Cafaro

Phil Cafaro focuses on environmental ethics, consumption and population issues, and wildlands preservation.

Ken Carlson

Carlson researches energy water issues, water treatment and reuse, and environmental issues surrounding oil and gas production.

Michael Carolan

A prolific author, Carolan’s areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge.

Rich Conant

An ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and associate director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU, Conant focuses on understanding how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems.

Robert Duffy

Duffy researches a variety of environmental and energy issues, as well as the role of organized interests in federal elections.

John P. Hayes

Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Hayes focuses on applied ecology, with specific emphasis on wildlife ecology and forest science., as well as challenges facing our natural resources.

Equine-assisted therapy

Wendy Wood

Wood is director of research for the Temple Grandin Equine Center. She studies equine-assisted activities and therapy, as well as how to promote quality of life in older adults with dementia who live in nursing homes or other institutional facilities.

Equine science

Jerry Black

Dr. Black is the director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory at Colorado State University.

Dean Hendrickson

Dr. Hendrickson is an equine surgeon at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Patrick McCue

Dr. McCue researches reproductive endocrinology, reproduction pathology, hormone therapy and embryo transfer in horses.

George Seidel

Seidel is a University Distinguished Professor whose research focuses on in vitro fertilization and culture of mammalian embryos, specifically related to cattle and horses.

Ethics, philosophy and religion

Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik

Rabbi Gorelik, the only orthodox rabbi in Fort Collins, lectures in the Department of Philosophy on topics related to traditional Judaism.

Bernard Rollin

Rollin, a bioethicist and University Distinguished Professor, focuses his research and teaching on animal ethics, genetic engineering, animal pain, animal research, animal agriculture, veterinary ethics and other topics in bioethics and philosophy.

Exercise and fitness

Barry Braun

Braun, head of the Department of Health and Exercise Science, researches the use of exercise to prevent and/or manage type-2 diabetes and the recurrence of breast cancer and the impact of activity on hormonal regulation of appetite.

Frank Dinenno

Dinenno, director of the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, researches the effects of aging and lifestyle factors on overall cardiovascular structure and function, and how these effects relate to human health and disease.

Gina Mohr

Mohr researches obesity and the commitment of individuals to health and fitness goals from a marketing perspective..

Families and relationships

Samantha Brown

Brown focuses on how adversity shapes the health and development of children and families experiencing psychosocial risk, and developing and testing family-oriented interventions.

Douglas Coatsworth

The director of the CSU Prevention Research Center, Coatsworth focuses on promoting health and well-being through family interventions that foster positive parenting, effective family functioning, and youth resilience. He also studies mindfulness and compassion-based interventions for youth, families and organizations. 

Jennifer Harman

Harman researches intimate relationships, power and aggression, particularly in relationships that have dissolved and parental alienation following divorce.

Marc Winokur

Winokur is the director of the Social Work Research Center. His work focuses on child welfare, kinship care, foster care, residential placements, adoption, family preservation services, juvenile sex offender treatment, trauma screening, and risk and safety assessment in child protective services.

Fire

Jeffrey Collett

Collett researches ambient air quality along with sources of atmospheric pollutants and their impacts; he has focused on air emissions and impacts from oil and gas development, wild and prescribed fires and agriculture on cloud processing of pollutants on several continents.

Monique Rocca

Rocca researches fire ecology and management, forest restoration, plant community ecology and landscape ecology.

Jason Sibold

Sibold researches biogeography, fire history, human land use, climate variability and change, conservation and forest ecosystems of the American West and southern South America.

Fisheries/Aquaculture

Brett Johnson

Johnson researches influences on aquatic ecosystems such as climate, invasive species, reservoir operations, sport fishery harvest regulation, fish stocking and water contaminants.

Christopher Myrick

Myrick’s main research areas are the design and evaluation of fish passage structures and fish barriers, focusing on the use of fish physiological performance to optimize structure designs, and invasive aquatic species.

Food and nutrition

Katie Abrams

Abrams’ expertise is at the intersection of strategic communication and food system and natural resources issues.

Susan Baker

Professor and Extension specialist Baker focuses on community-based nutrition education programs for low-resource audiences.

Laura Bellows

Bellows focuses on nutrition education, childhood obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, and physical activity.

Marisa Bunning

Bunning, an Extension specialist in food safety, specializes in food safety communication; post-harvest produce safety and quality; food processing; and consumer food handling behavior.

Michael Carolan

A prolific author, Carolan’s areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge.

Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

Cunningham-Sabo focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition and physical activity programs for children and adults in Hispanic and American Indian communities.

Melinda Frye

Dr. Frye’s research is focused on understanding mechanisms of heart malfunctions associated with obesity and high-fat diets.

Chris Gentile

Gentile focuses on metabolism, obesity and the role of ER stress in obesity-related endothelial dysfunction.

Mike Pagliassotti

Pagliassotti researches mechanisms that contribute to obesity-associated liver impairments and understanding the role of nutrients in liver disease progression in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Tiffany Weir

Weir focuses on understanding the role of microbes in ecosystem functioning, and how dietary phytochemicals affect the composition of gut microbes.

Forests

Jim Barborak

Barborak’s specialties are protected areas, wildlife management, conservation finance, policy and governance, and ecotourism.

Tony Cheng

Cheng researches forest governance, policy and administration; specifically, collaborative approaches to promote resilient social-ecological systems linked to forest landscapes.

John P. Hayes

Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Hayes focuses on applied ecology, with specific emphasis on wildlife ecology and forest science., as well as challenges facing our natural resources.

Mike Lester

Lester is the state forester and director of the Colorado State Forest Service.

Gender issues

Silvia Canetto

Canetto focuses on diversity issues in suicidal behaviors and hastened death, aging and end-of-life, as well as cultural norms, stereotypes and narratives of men’s and women’s interest, persistence and success in STEM fields.

Courtenay Daum

Daum studies organized interest mobilization and litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, feminist and intersectional legal theory, and women’s representation in state legislatures and Congress.

Ann Little

Little is a well-known historian who studies colonial American history and culture as well as the history of feminism.

Gene expression

Laurie Stargell

Stargell investigates the regulation of gene expression in yeast.

Geography, land use and geospatial information systems

Melinda Laituri

Laituri, director of the Geospatial Centroid at CSU, has worked with indigenous peoples throughout the world on issues related to natural resource management, disaster adaptation and water resource issues using geographic information systems (GIS) that utilize cultural and eco-physical data in research models. Other research work focuses on the role of the Internet and geospatial technologies of disaster management, as well as cross-cultural environmental histories of river basin management.

John Sheehan

Sheehan focuses on biofuels, modeling of sustainable agriculture, life cycle assessment, and issues related to sustainable land use and sustainable development.

Jason Sibold

Sibold researches biogeography, fire history, human land use, climate variability and change, conservation and forest ecosystems of the American West and southern South America.

Geosciences and geology

Rick Aster

Head of the Department of Geosciences, Aster focuses on seismological studies.

Sara Rathburn

Rathburn researches river flows. specifically fluvial geomorphology, hydraulics and sediment transport.

Sally Sutton

Sutton researches shales and using geochemical and textural aspects to understand and predict fluid permeability.

Ellen Wohl

Wohl, a University Distinguished Professor, focuses on fluvial geomorphology with a specific emphasis on bedrock canyons and mountain rivers.

Green building

Brian Dunbar

Brian Dunbar is the executive director for the Institute for the Built Environment; his research focuses on green and sustainable building.

Heart health and cardiovascular medicine

Frank Dinenno

Dinenno, director of the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, researches the effects of aging and lifestyle factors on overall cardiovascular structure and function, and how these effects relate to human health and disease.

Melinda Frye

Dr. Frye’s research is focused on understanding mechanisms of heart malfunctions associated with obesity and high-fat diets.

Eric Monnet

Dr. Monnet specializes in small-animal soft tissue surgery, and his research focuses on heart failure.

History

Robert Gudmestad

Gudmestad specializes in the history of the American South, particularly, the Civil War, steamboats and American slavery, as well as American sports history.

Ann Little

Little is a well-known historian who studies colonial American history and culture as well as the history of feminism.

Jared Orsi

Jared Orsi focuses on environmental and borderlands history.

Jason Sibold

Sibold researches biogeography, fire history, human land use, climate variability and change, conservation and forest ecosystems of the American West and southern South America.

Horticulture and landscape design

Zachary Johnson

Johnson, in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, focuses on residential and small scale commercial design emphasizing sustainable construction techniques.

James Klett

Klett’s areas of expertise include landscape plant material identification, culture and care, as well as water requirements for herbaceous and woody plants. He has helped coordinate several state and regional horticulture programs including Plant Select and Planttalk Colorado.

Hospitality and tourism

Stuart Cottrell

Cottrell researches global and sustainable tourism.

Soo Kang

Kang researches consumer behavior in hospitality and tourism, including cross-cultural tourism management and quality-of-life issues in tourism areas, such as gambling destinations in Colorado and South Korea.

Hydraulics

Christopher Thornton

Thornton is the director of the Engineering Research Center. His research focuses on hydraulics, river mechanics and erosion and sedimentation.

Infectious disease and vaccines

Barry Beaty

A Universityi Distinguished Professor, Beaty researches diseases spread by insects, such as malaria and dengue, West Nile and yellow fever.

John Belisle

Belisle focuses on the physiology of bacterial pathogens that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and tularemia, and how products of these bacteria interact with the hosts.

Richard Bowen

Dr. Bowen researches viral diseases that affect domestic and wild animals and spill over into human populations, including COVID-19.

Gerald Callahan

Gerald Callahan, chair of the Creative Nonfiction Graduate Program, researches interactions between the human immune and nervous systems, humans and their microbiomes, and the biological basis of sex.

Gregg Dean

Dr. Gregg Dean, head of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, is currently investigating a possible vaccine against the COVID-19 based on the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Steven Dow

Dow, director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, researches stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine treatments for diseases of humans and companion animals, and directs a research program in tumor immunology/immunotherapy and tumor vaccines at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Brian Foy

Foy researches the interactions of vectors with their hosts and with vector pathogens to discover how to control arthropod-borne diseases such as Zika virus.

Ed Hoover

University Distinguished Professor Dr. Ed Hoover researches prions and retroviruses and experimental vaccines for prion infections. He developed the FeLV vaccine against the retrovirus that caused leukemia in cats.

Michael Lappin

Dr. Lappin researches prevention of upper respiratory and infectious diseases, vaccine-associated side effects and zoonoses of cats.

Anne Lenaerts

Lenaerts focuses on development and application of novel preclinical animal models to further anti-tuberculosis drug discovery and to study anti-mycobacterial resistance and persistence.

Infrastructure

Neil Grigg

Grigg focuses on global water resources and infrastructure issues, with an emphasis on planning and management in current political and financial climates.

John van de Lindt

Van de Lindt, co-director of the 14-university National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, researches earthquake engineering, extreme loading on structures, and structural dynamics.

Insects

Barry Beaty

A Universityi Distinguished Professor, Beaty researches diseases spread by insects, such as malaria and dengue, West Nile and yellow fever.

Matt Camper

Camper serves as the primary contact for insect identification at the Center for Sustainable Integrated Pest Management’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic, helping members of the public to identify pests and deal with pest infestations.

Brian Foy

Foy researches the interactions of vectors with their hosts and with vector pathogens to discover how to control arthropod-borne diseases such as Zika virus.

Andrew Norton

Norton’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of pest organisms and their hosts.

Erica Suchman

Suchman’s research focuses on using active learning to augment undergraduate learning in large lecture microbiology courses. She has also studied parvo viruses that infect mosquitoes.

Language and culture

Mohammed Hirchi

Hirchi researches the relationships among literature, culture and politics, and issues relating to the evolution of the modern Arabic world.

Lasers, optics and quantum electronics

Carmen Menoni

University Distinguished Professor Menoni’s research bridges from optics to material science, studying metal oxides for the engineering of interference coatings for high-power lasers.

Jorge Rocca

Rocca is a University Distinguished Professor who researches quantum electronics, lasers and plasmas.

Azer Yalin

Yalin researches laser-based diagnostics and non-intrusive measurement of gases, plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions.

Law and politics

Karrin Anderson

Anderson studies U.S. political culture, gender and the U.S. presidency, and political pop culture.

Michele Betsill

Betsill focuses on global environmental politics and ways in which climate change is governed from the global to the local level across the public and private spheres.

Michael Carolan

A prolific author, Carolan’s areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge.

Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins is a senior policy advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work focuses on air quality, and he has previously served as air quality program director for the Western Governor’s Association, co-chair of the EPA’s …

Courtenay Daum

Daum studies organized interest mobilization and litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, feminist and intersectional legal theory, and women’s representation in state legislatures and Congress.

Maury Dobbie

Dobbie is the assistant director of the Center for the New Energy Economy.

Robert Duffy

Duffy researches a variety of environmental and energy issues, as well as the role of organized interests in federal elections.

Tom Plant

Plant is a senior policy advisor in the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work explores the causes of global climate change as well as transportation and energy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Bill Ritter, Jr.

Bill Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, which provides technical assistance to policymakers in creating policies and practices that will facilitate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

Kyle Saunders

Saunders’ research interests are in American politics, with particular emphases on political parties, political behavior, public opinion, national and Colorado elections, and public policy.

Materials

Ellen Fisher

Fisher, assistant vice president for strategic initiatives in the Office of the Vice President for Research, focuses on using analytical and materials chemistry methods to understand chemical vapor deposition and plasma-enhanced CVD processes.

Susan James

James’ research focuses on development of biomaterial solutions to health care problems, including orthopedic, cardiovascular and ocular applications as well as regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

Carmen Menoni

University Distinguished Professor Menoni’s research bridges from optics to material science, studying metal oxides for the engineering of interference coatings for high-power lasers.

Ketul Popat

Popat researches biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine as well as nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and bio-nanotechnology.

Christian Puttlitz

Puttlitz focuses on using experimental and computation techniques to investigate orthopaedic conditions and their treatments.

Melissa Reynolds

Reynolds, associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, focuses on the molecular design and fabrication of biomimetic materials for use in medical device applications.

Mathematics and statistics

Jay Breidt

Breidt researches statistical inference in finite population sampling and natural resources monitoring.

Don Estep

University Distinguished Professor Estep researches higher mathematical topics, including numerical error estimation, inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, and sensitivity analysis.

Medical devices

Susan James

James’ research focuses on development of biomaterial solutions to health care problems, including orthopedic, cardiovascular and ocular applications as well as regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

Christian Puttlitz

Puttlitz focuses on using experimental and computation techniques to investigate orthopaedic conditions and their treatments.

Melissa Reynolds

Reynolds, associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, focuses on the molecular design and fabrication of biomimetic materials for use in medical device applications.

Memory and cognition

Anne Cleary

Cleary researches human memory; specifically, people’s ability to show memory when they experience retrieval failure. Among her interests are déjà vu, familiarity, tip-of-the-tongue experiences, and the science of learning.

Jessica Witt

Witt researches action-specific perception, perception of spatial layout, perception and action relationships, and embodied perception and cognition.

Microbiomes

Gerald Callahan

Gerald Callahan, chair of the Creative Nonfiction Graduate Program, researches interactions between the human immune and nervous systems, humans and their microbiomes, and the biological basis of sex.

Music therapy

Blythe LaGasse

LaGasse focuses on music therapy, with a specific emphasis on the use of music to improve communication and cognitive skills in children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

Natural resources

Katie Abrams

Abrams’ expertise is at the intersection of strategic communication and food system and natural resources issues.

David Anderson

Anderson’s areas of expertise include population dynamics; analysis models for bird banding or fish tagging data, and open population capture-recapture data.

Jim Barborak

Barborak’s specialties are protected areas, wildlife management, conservation finance, policy and governance, and ecotourism.

Brett Bruyere

Bruyere is director of the CSU Environmental Learning Center, where he focuses on environmental education, communication and planning in the context of natural or protected areas and the training of conservation professionals.

Phil Cafaro

Phil Cafaro focuses on environmental ethics, consumption and population issues, and wildlands preservation.

Tony Cheng

Cheng researches forest governance, policy and administration; specifically, collaborative approaches to promote resilient social-ecological systems linked to forest landscapes.

Rich Conant

An ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and associate director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU, Conant focuses on understanding how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems.

Steven Fassnacht

Fassnacht focuses on snow hydrology and hydrological modeling, as well as how people perceive snowfall and snow, how this perception compares to what the data says, and what social impacts may be created by any discrepancies.

John P. Hayes

Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Hayes focuses on applied ecology, with specific emphasis on wildlife ecology and forest science., as well as challenges facing our natural resources.

Brett Johnson

Johnson researches influences on aquatic ecosystems such as climate, invasive species, reservoir operations, sport fishery harvest regulation, fish stocking and water contaminants.

Network security

Christos Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos researches computer network protocols, network security, network measurements and multimedia communications.

Obesity

Laura Bellows

Bellows focuses on nutrition education, childhood obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, and physical activity.

Melinda Frye

Dr. Frye’s research is focused on understanding mechanisms of heart malfunctions associated with obesity and high-fat diets.

Chris Gentile

Gentile focuses on metabolism, obesity and the role of ER stress in obesity-related endothelial dysfunction.

Gina Mohr

Mohr researches obesity and the commitment of individuals to health and fitness goals from a marketing perspective..

Mike Pagliassotti

Pagliassotti researches mechanisms that contribute to obesity-associated liver impairments and understanding the role of nutrients in liver disease progression in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Occupational therapy and rehabilitation

Matt Malcolm

Matt Malcolm is co-director of the Integrative Rehabilitation Laboratory, who studies neuro-rehabilitation and brain stimulation.

Arlene Schmid

Schmid focuses on stroke rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation and alternative therapies like yoga, both as an intervention and as a complement to rehabilitation.

Wendy Wood

Wood is director of research for the Temple Grandin Equine Center. She studies equine-assisted activities and therapy, as well as how to promote quality of life in older adults with dementia who live in nursing homes or other institutional facilities.

Physics

Kristen Buchanan

Buchanan studies nanomagnets, through both experimental investigations and numerical modeling.

Bob Wilson

Wilson’s research area is high-energy physics, which has the goal of understanding the fundamental forces and constituents of the universe, from its genesis to present day. His current focus is neutrino physics.

Polymers

Ellen Fisher

Fisher, assistant vice president for strategic initiatives in the Office of the Vice President for Research, focuses on using analytical and materials chemistry methods to understand chemical vapor deposition and plasma-enhanced CVD processes.

Psychology

Silvia Canetto

Canetto focuses on diversity issues in suicidal behaviors and hastened death, aging and end-of-life, as well as cultural norms, stereotypes and narratives of men’s and women’s interest, persistence and success in STEM fields.

Anne Cleary

Cleary researches human memory; specifically, people’s ability to show memory when they experience retrieval failure. Among her interests are déjà vu, familiarity, tip-of-the-tongue experiences, and the science of learning.

Bryan Dik

Dik focuses on vocational psychology — a sense of calling in the work role; meaning, purpose, religion and spirituality in career development; vocational interest measurement; and computer-assisted career development interventions.

Jennifer Harman

Harman researches intimate relationships, power and aggression, particularly in relationships that have dissolved and parental alienation following divorce.

Michael Steger

Steger focuses on understanding well-being and meaning in life; psychological predictors of physical health and health-risk behaviors; and facilitators and benefits of engaging in meaningful work.

Jessica Witt

Witt researches action-specific perception, perception of spatial layout, perception and action relationships, and embodied perception and cognition.

Public health

Audrey Shillington

Shillington is director of the School of Social Work, whose research focuses on substance abuse and high-risk sexual behaviors among children and young adults.

Lorann Stallones

Lorann Stallones is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at CSU. Her research focuses on the relationships between pesticides and mental health and traumatic injuries, safety practices on farms, adolescent farm work, fatigue and injuries, suicide among farmers, and preventing traumatic brain injuries and school playground-related injuries.

Public lands

Jim Barborak

Barborak’s specialties are protected areas, wildlife management, conservation finance, policy and governance, and ecotourism.

Jared Orsi

Jared Orsi focuses on environmental and borderlands history.

Regenerative medicine

Steven Dow

Dow, director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, researches stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine treatments for diseases of humans and companion animals, and directs a research program in tumor immunology/immunotherapy and tumor vaccines at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Sustainability

Rich Conant

An ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and associate director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU, Conant focuses on understanding how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems.

Brian Dunbar

Brian Dunbar is the executive director for the Institute for the Built Environment; his research focuses on green and sustainable building.

Eugene Kelly

Kelly, deputy director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, studies the origin and evolution of soils in many environments around the world, especially as related to global change issues.

Jan Leach

Leach researches plant genetics with the ultimate goal of improving sustainable crop production.

Margarita Lenk

Lenk studies engineering and control of business processes and accounting information systems, sustainability practices and metrics, and works to build university-community partnerships.

John Sheehan

Sheehan focuses on biofuels, modeling of sustainable agriculture, life cycle assessment, and issues related to sustainable land use and sustainable development.

Diana Wall

Diana Wall is a University Distinguished Professor and the director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Her research focuses on how soil biodiversity contributes to healthy, productive soils and thus benefits society, and the consequences of human activity on soil sustainability.

Matthew Wallenstein

Wallenstein is a soil microbial ecologist who studies how microbes drive nutrient cycling, soil formation and decomposition, and affect crop health and productivity.

Veterinary medicine

Jerry Black

Dr. Black is the director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory at Colorado State University.

Steven Dow

Dow, director of the Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine, researches stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine treatments for diseases of humans and companion animals, and directs a research program in tumor immunology/immunotherapy and tumor vaccines at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Timothy Hackett

Dr. Hackett is the director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a professor of emergency medicine.

Dean Hendrickson

Dr. Hendrickson is an equine surgeon at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Timothy Holt

Dr. Holt focuses on bovine high mountain disease, which can cause congestive heart failure in cattle.

Ed Hoover

University Distinguished Professor Dr. Ed Hoover researches prions and retroviruses and experimental vaccines for prion infections. He developed the FeLV vaccine against the retrovirus that caused leukemia in cats.

Michael Lappin

Dr. Lappin researches prevention of upper respiratory and infectious diseases, vaccine-associated side effects and zoonoses of cats.

Patrick McCue

Dr. McCue researches reproductive endocrinology, reproduction pathology, hormone therapy and embryo transfer in horses.

Eric Monnet

Dr. Monnet specializes in small-animal soft tissue surgery, and his research focuses on heart failure.

Rodney Page

Dr. Page is the director of the CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Water

Mazdak Arabi

Arabi is the director of the Urban Water Innovation Network, a consortium searching for innovative solutions to the world’s water problems.

Ken Carlson

Carlson researches energy water issues, water treatment and reuse, and environmental issues surrounding oil and gas production.

Neil Grigg

Grigg focuses on global water resources and infrastructure issues, with an emphasis on planning and management in current political and financial climates.

James Klett

Klett’s areas of expertise include landscape plant material identification, culture and care, as well as water requirements for herbaceous and woody plants. He has helped coordinate several state and regional horticulture programs including Plant Select and Planttalk Colorado.

Sara Rathburn

Rathburn researches river flows. specifically fluvial geomorphology, hydraulics and sediment transport.

Christopher Thornton

Thornton is the director of the Engineering Research Center. His research focuses on hydraulics, river mechanics and erosion and sedimentation.

Ellen Wohl

Wohl, a University Distinguished Professor, focuses on fluvial geomorphology with a specific emphasis on bedrock canyons and mountain rivers.

Wearable technology

Juyeon Park

Park’s research program centers on technology-based functional product development and human factors design, including the development of personal protective equipment for firefighters, military, law enforcement officers, and health care workers.

Wade Troxell

Wade Troxell, an expert in the areas of robotics and intelligent control of distributed systems, is also the mayor of Fort Collins.

Wildlife

Katie Abrams

Abrams’ expertise is at the intersection of strategic communication and food system and natural resources issues.

David Anderson

Anderson’s areas of expertise include population dynamics; analysis models for bird banding or fish tagging data, and open population capture-recapture data.

John P. Hayes

Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Hayes focuses on applied ecology, with specific emphasis on wildlife ecology and forest science., as well as challenges facing our natural resources.

Tara Teel

Teel’s work focuses on improving conservation decision-making through building social science capacity among conservation professionals, and examining human-wildlife relationships in the U.S. and globally.

George Wittemyer

Wittemyer works to develop solutions to biodiversity conservation issues, aimed at ameliorating human impacts to at-risk wildlife populations, with a focus on elephants in Africa.