Mentors

The InTERFEWS Program empowers an interdisciplinary team of mentors to guide and advise students in a variety of research themes, topics, and projects.  The Program builds on diverse FEWS experiences to generate an atmosphere that fosters transdisciplinary education and research to train the next generation of FEWS experts.

Learn more about the Program mentors below.

Project 1: Urban Water Efficiency for Resource Allocation in Semi-Arid Regions

Sybil Sharvelle

Sybil Sharvelle

InTERFEWS Director, Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Christopher Goemans

Christopher Goemans

Associate Professor

Agriculture & Resource Economics

Mazdak Arabi

Mazdak Arabi

Borland Chair of Water Resources

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Stephanie Malin

Stephanie Malin

Associate Professor

Sociology & Public Health

Thomas Bradley

Thomas Bradley

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Project 2: On-Farm Technological Innovations in Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems

Meagan Schipanski

Meagan Schipanski

Assistant Professor

Soil & Crop Sciences

Richard Conant

Richard Conant

Associate Dean

Ecosystem Science & Sustainability

Keith Paustian

Keith Paustian

Professor

Soil & Crop Sciences

Thomas Bradley

Thomas Bradley

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Mazdak Arabi

Mazdak Arabi

Borland Chair of Water Resources

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Christopher Goemans

Christopher Goemans

Associate Professor

Agriculture & Resource Economics

Project 3: Assessing Links Between Social Environmental Justice Issues and FEWS in Semi-Arid Regions

Stephanie Malin

Stephanie Malin

Associate Professor

Sociology & Public Health

Christopher Goemans

Christopher Goemans

Associate Professor

Agriculture & Resource Economics

Keith Paustian

Keith Paustian

Professor

Soil & Crop Sciences

Sybil Sharvelle

Sybil Sharvelle

InTERFEWS Director, Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Project 4: Thin-Film Photobioreactor System Fuel and Fertilizer Production

Ken Reardon

Ken Reardon

Professor

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Jason Quinn

Jason Quinn

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Jesse Burkhardt

Jesse Burkhardt

Assistant Professor

Agriculture & Resource Economics

Project 5: Agricultural Use of Groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer

Meagan Schipanski

Meagan Schipanski

Assistant Professor

Soil & Crop Sciences

Richard Conant

Richard Conant

Associate Dean

Ecosystem Science & Sustainability

Project 6: Energy Efficient Integrated Urban Water Management Using Microgrids

Neil Grigg

Neil Grigg

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Siddharth Suryanarayanan

Siddharth Suryanarayanan

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project 7: Forest Fire Impacts on Headwater Quality in the Rocky Mountains

Thomas Borch

Thomas Borch

Professor

Environmental Soil Chemistry

Charles C. Rhodes

Charles C. Rhodes

Research Biogeochemist

USDA – Forest Service

Mike Wilkins

Mike Wilkins

Assistant Professor

Geomicrobiology

Travis Warziniack

Travis Warziniack

Research Economist

USDA – Forest Service

Tim Covino

Tim Covino

Assistant Professor

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Patricia Champ

Patricia Champ

Economist

USDA – Forest Service

Project 8: Urban Irrigation and Stormwater Management Effects on Agricultural Income

Aditi Bhaskar

Aditi Bhaskar

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Stephanie Kampf

Stephanie Kampf

Associate Professor

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Dale Manning

Dale Manning

Assistant Professor

Agricultural & Resource Economics

Project 9: Anaerobic Treatment of Organic Wastes for Resource Recovery

Sybil Sharvelle

Sybil Sharvelle

InTERFEWS Director, Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Susan De Long

Susan De Long

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Christopher Goemans

Christopher Goemans

Associate Professor

Agriculture & Resource Economics

Jim Ippolito

Jim Ippolito

Associate Professor

Environmental Soil Quality

Thomas Bradley

Thomas Bradley

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Project 10: Sustainable Household Energy Adoption in Rwanda (SHEAR): Promoting Rural Health with Solar and Natural Gas

John Volckens

John Volckens

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Maggie Clark

Maggie Clark

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology

Project 11: Exploring the Viability of Cover Crops on the Colorado Plateau

Steven Fonte

Steven Fonte

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Systems Science

Daniel Mooney

Daniel Mooney

Assistant Professor

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Kathleen Russell

Kathleen Russell

Research Scientist

Southwestern Colorado Research Center

Pankaj Trivedi

Pankaj Trivedi

Assistant Professor

Microbiome of Plant Systems

Project 12: Development of Land-Use Strategies to Accommodate Transfers of Agricultural Water Rights to Urban Users

Jeffrey Niemann

Jeffrey Niemann

Professor

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Senior Research Scientist

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)

Timothy Green

Timothy Green

Agricultural Engineer

USDA – Agricultural Research Service

Dana Hoag

Dana Hoag

Professor

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Have an Idea?

CSU Faculty interested in mentoring InTERFEWS trainees can propose research topics using the link below.