External Advisory Board

Our External Advisory Board consists of a diverse group of highly-qualified individuals who lend their guidance in establishing and sustaining to this NSF CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment Program.

  • Laura Lindenfeld, PhD

    Interim Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism and Executive Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Dr. Lindenfeld brings to the table a wealth of experience in science communication. 

  • 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. 

  • Celia Merzbacher, PhD

    Having served in leadership positions in science and technology policy, Dr. Merzbacher brings a wealth of expertise in strategic planning and program management. 

  • 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 Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University. As a Center Director and Professor, he helps build and lead teams to advance knowledge of U.S. climate vulnerabilities, in both methodological and applied terms. cpolsky@fau.edu