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External Advisory Board (EAB)

The External Advisory Board (EAB) at CREST CAChE consists of a diverse group of highly-qualified individuals who lend their guidance to the Center in establishing and sustaining this NSF-CREST Program.

Elvira Cuevas, PhD – Principal Investigator of the CREST program at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). Dr. Cueva provides first-hand experience associated with operating a CREST center, and facilitates a direct link with students at UPR.

Erin Dolan, PhD – Executive Director of the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science at the University of Texas. Dr. Dolan brings to the table a wealth of experience with all levels of education.

William McDowell, PhD – Presidential Chair and Director of the New Hampshire Water Resources Center at the University of New Hampshire. With a background in ecosystem ecology and aquatic ecology, Dr. McDowell provides expertise in environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry. His research focuses on understanding land-water interactions, emphasizing the controls on stream chemistry and watershed solute and sediment export.;

William Michener, PhD – Director of the e-Science Program, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and PI/Director of NSF’s Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) project. Dr. Michener provides expertise in Data Analytics research as well as large-project management.

Colin Polsky, PhD – Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Polsky has extensive experience in urban ecology and socioeconomic systems.