I am a professor of civil and environmental engineering and hold the Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics. I also serve as the executive associate dean of the UI College of Engineering. With Director Witold Krajewski, I helped create the IFC and continue to be active in its development through work with the Iowa Legislature. I have also been active in IFC programs for statewide floodplain mapping and watershed projects for flood damage reduction, including the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach.
As a service to the state of Iowa, I am a member of the Water Resources Coordinating Council and participate on numerous state and federal agency committees related to water resources planning and frequently present to community groups on water resources–related topics.
I am a native Iowan and enjoy outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and woodland restoration and conservation activities.