- Courses Taught
SCSC 309. Water in Soils and Plants. (3-2). Credit 4. Fundamentals of plant water use, and water movement and storage in soils; evapotranspiration, plant water requirements and irrigation scheduling; issues impacting irrigation and water quality; techniques for measuring soil and plant water relations. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Team Taught with Dr. Jacqui Peterson and Dr. Briana Wyatt
SCSC 427 - Sports Field Construction (3-3) Credits: 4- This course introduces students to planning, designing, specifying, budgeting, constructing, and renovation of turfgrass-based sports fields. Skills are developed through case studies with visits to model fields; guest lectures from sports field owners, designers, and construction company managers; interaction with peers and industry professionals; and offers hands-on construction of a small-scale sand-based sports field.
I am Professor of Soil and Environmental Physics and a licensed Professional Geoscientist. My research focuses on mass and energy transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. I am a fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. I co-teach the undergraduate courses Water in Soil and Plants (SCSC 309) and Sports Field Construction (SCSC 427), and teach the graduate course Environmental Physics (SCSC 611).