Center for Earth & Environmental Science

CEES Alumni

Alumni Listings


Jon Wanlass '01

B.S. Environmental Science '01
Miner AESP - '01

I wanted to write to inform all of you that I have finally gotten a job in the environmental field. It is a consultant firm that deals with a lot of gas station related problems, such as tanks failures and groundwater contamination. As of right now it seems to be pretty interesting, I have been cooped up in the office because I needed to take a 40 hr HAZWOPER (OSHA) training course before I could get out in the field. I am taking the course this week so next week I will finally get to see the sun again. I am hoping to get up to Plattsburgh before the end of the year but I am not sure since I have no vacation time right now. I hope to hear back from everyone and see how things are going. I never would have thought I would miss school this much. Life was so much simpler then!

Eric White '96, '98

Image of Eric White - CEES alum BS Environmental Science ('96)
BS Geology ('98)
Graduate Student
Department of Earth Sciences
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Eric is investigating the paleohydrology in western Belize at the time of the mass Mayan population decline using stable isotope data and Uranium-series dates from cave speleothems. He spent last summer in Belize and hopes to graduate in May, 2000. Eric reports that he has a new job with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee. He is working in the groundwater section, modeling groundwater flow for the SWAP and well-head protection programs.

Kathleen Wiley '92

BA Environmental Science (SUNY Plattsburgh) Northern Ecological Associates, Inc.
33 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 679-7916."

I am continuing to work for Northern Ecological Associates as an Associate Environmental Scientist, and am helping move the office I am working out of from Canton, NY to Fredonia, NY."

Tim Wool '83

BA Environmental Science
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
Water Management Division TMDL Modeling Section
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tim has been working for EPA Region 4 since April 1999, in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) modeling section as a Senior Water Quality Modeler. Tim is primarily responsible for the application of water quality models to support the development TMDL's for impaired waterbodies in the southeastern United States. Prior to working for EPA, Tim work 10 years for a private environmental consulting firm.

Tim recently represented EPA before a National Academy of Sciences TMDL review committee, which was reviewing the scientific approaches used in TMDL development. Tim was responsible for developing the technical approach and application of modeling techniques used to develop one of the first Mercury TMDLs in the United States for the Savannah River, GA.

Tim has been the primary developer of the Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) since 1987. This public domain water quality model ( ) is one of the most utilized dynamic simulation water quality models used today. This model is capable of simulating the conventional pollutants and its impacts (nitrogen, phosphorus, biological oxygen demand, dissolved oxygen) as well as organic chemicals (PCB, dioxin, PAH's etc). Because of Tim's knowledge and experience with this model he has taught short course throughout the United
States and the world.

Tim would be happy to advise current SUNY Plattsburgh students considering careers in water quality modeling.

Contact Information

To learn more about the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, please contact:

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267