Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY ESF
402 Baker Labs, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, 1+(315) 470-6565,

CV | Biographical Sketch: Ted's early experiences with water include creek walks with his family, fly fishing with his grandfather, and riparian wetland journeys with his dog. Ted received a B.S. in 1990 at Cornell University in Natural Resources, a M.S. in 1996 at North Carolina State University in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and a Ph.D. in 1999 at Princeton University in Civil and Environmental Engineering. From 1990 to 1992 Ted served as a Peace Corps volunteer with the Honduran Forest Service working in the Capiro-Calentura National Park and Guaimoreto Lagoon Wildlife Reserve, and from 1992 to 1994 Ted worked as a research associate at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC. Ted became a member of the SUNY ESF faculty in 1999, and was licensed as a Professional Engineer and Professional Hydrologist in 2002. Ted was trained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in flood mitigation design in 2002 and by the Fish and Wildlife Service in fluvial geomorphological assessment and restoration in 2003. Ted teaches courses in Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics, Ecological Engineering in the Tropics, River Form and Process, Open Channel Hydraulics, Hydro-Meteorology, and Graduate Research Methods, as well as provides regular graduate seminar series and guest lectures. Ted's research uses monitoring, experimentation, modeling, and design to manage restoration of watershed systems for the delivery of environmental services to communities. Support for this research has been awarded by agencies such as NSF, USDA, EPA, HUD, DoEd, NPS, and UNESCO. Awards and honors include: Cornell-Ford Foundation Undergraduate Research Scholarship (1989), Peace Corps Tropical Forestry Scholarship (1991), Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society (1996), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (1996), Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society (1996), EPA Graduate Fellowship (1995-1996), GTE Teaching Incentive Grant (1996-1999), NASA Graduate Student Research Scholarship (1997-1999), NSF/Carnegie Mellon Engineering Education Scholar (2000), SUNY Chancellor's Internationalization Award (2004), Fulbright Commission Sabbatical Award (2005-2006), and ESF USA Distinguished Teaching Award (2009). Ted serves as Chair for his Department, manager of the Hassett Hydraulics and Hydrology Lab, representative to the ESF Council on Hydrologic Systems Science and Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences Inc, and as an academic advisor to ESF's student chapters of Engineers without Borders and ERE Club. Ted is an associate editor for Water Resources Research, the International Journal of River Basin Management, and editorial board member for Hydrological Processes. Ted manages reporting of daily weather observations for SUNY ESF to the NOAA National Weather Service, and maintains a UCAR-sponsored NOAA River Forecast Center fluvial geomorphology training module.

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