About Freshwater Sciences

The School of Freshwater Sciences offers a graduate program of studies providing students with advanced training and education in four areas:

  • Freshwater System Dynamics
  • Human and Ecosystem Health
  • Freshwater Technology
  • Freshwater Policy and Economics

Each of these focus areas is interrelated with the others, and includes biologic, physical, technologic, and policy aspects of freshwater.

The Master of Science program has two tracks designed to provide a strong foundation necessary for the training of graduates that will utilize novel approaches to the sustainable and equitable use and management of freshwater systems worldwide. The Doctor of Philosophy program is a research degree designed to explore and discover novel approaches to the sustainable and equitable use and management of freshwater systems worldwide. These programs will create an interdisciplinary atmosphere for training the next generation of scientists armed with the knowledge, skills, and experience to anticipate and address the freshwater issues of the future.

Freshwater Sciences

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Carmen Aguilar Associate Scientist PhD University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee No No
Fred Binkowski Senior Scientist PhD University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee No No
Harvey Bootsma Associate Professor PhD University of Manitoba Yes No
Tracy Boyer Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Water Policy PhD University of Minnesota Yes No
Arthur Brooks Professor PhD Johns Hopkins University No Yes
Michael Carvan Shaw Professor PhD Texas A&M University Yes No
Russell Cuhel Senior Scientist PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution No No
Dong-Fang Deng Senior Scientist PhD University of California - Davis No No
Tim Grundl Professor PhD Colorado School of Mines No Yes
Laodong Guo Professor PhD Texas A&M University Yes No
Mark Harris Interim Dean, Professor PhD Johns Hopkins University Yes No
John Janssen Professor PhD Michigan State University Yes No
Jerry Kaster Associate Professor PhD University of Colorado No Yes
Jenny Kehl Associate Professor PhD University of Colorado at Boulder Yes No
Rebecca Klaper Associate Dean of Academics, Professor, Director of the Great Lakes Genomics Center PhD University of Georgia Yes No
J. Val Klump Professor PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill No Yes
James Lubner Professor PhD University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee No Yes
Sandra McLellan Professor PhD University of Cincinnati Medical Center Yes No
Ryan Newton Assistant Professor PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison Yes No
James Price Assistant Professor PhD The University of New Mexico Yes No
Osvaldo Jhonatan Sepulveda Villet Assistant Professor PhD University of Toledo Yes No
James Waples Assistant Professor PhD University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Yes No