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.
Maria Ngu-Schwemlein, PhD
Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Winston-Salem State University, Dr. Ngu-Schwemlein has formal training in medicinal chemistry and more than eighteen years of experience teaching, training, and advising both graduate and undergraduate students.
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.