Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
KENNETH W. POTTER, Chair, is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His teaching and research interests are in hydrology and water resources, including hydrologic modeling, estimation of hydrologic risk, estimation of hydrologic budgets, watershed monitoring and assessment, and hydrologic restoration. Dr. Potter has served on many NRC committees and was vice chair of NRC's Committee on Flood Control Alternatives in the American River Basin. He received his B.S. in geology from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
SANDRA O. ARCHIBALD is an associate dean and associate professor of public affairs and planning at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Her primary research interests are in productivity analysis and measurement with a focus on the social costs of technology and the design of effective environmental policies. She has served on several NRC committees, including most recently: the Committee on Valuing Ground Water and the Committee on Research Opportunities and Priorities for the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Archibald received B.A. and M.S. degrees in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis.
DUANE C. BOES is a professor of statistics at Colorado State University. His principal research interests include stochastic modeling and time series analysis of geophysical phenomena, statistical inference, and reservoir and storage theory. Dr. Boes received a B.A. at St. Ambrose University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.
TIMOTHY A. COHN is a Hazards Theme Coordinator in the director's office, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia. Formerly, he was a hydrologist in the USGS Office of Surface Water in Reston, Virginia. He has extensive experience and expertise in statistical hydrology and modeling transport and loading of fluvial constituents. Dr. Cohn received his B.A. in mathematics from Swarthmore College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in water resources systems engineering from Cornell University.
S. ROCKY DURRANS is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on water resources engineering and probabilistic and stochastic modeling of water quantity and quality variables, especially as related to heavy precipitation of large floods and droughts.
He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Durrans received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
C. THOMAS HAAN is the Regents and Sarkeys Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University. His research and teaching interests include hydrology, hydrologic and water quality monitoring, risk assessment, and geographic information systems. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Haan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University.
ROBERT D. JARRETT is chief of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Research Program on Paleohydrology and Climate Change in Lakewood, Colorado. The primary goal of this ongoing project is to conduct interdisciplinary research on critical water issues, particularly hydrologic hazards, facing water resource agencies. His general research interests include flooding, debris flow, dam-failure processes, river system processes, and assessing hydrologic effects of climate change. Recent research has focused on conducting hydrometeorologic and paleohydrologic research on extreme floods for use in risk-based assessments of dam safety. He received his B.S. in hydrology from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Jarrett received his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado Sate University.
UPMANU LALL is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. His current research focuses on several areas of hydrology and hydroclimatology, including hydroclimate seasonal to decadal climate variability, global change, hydroclimate modeling, spatial data analysis and visualization, time-series analysis and forecasting, floods and droughts, water quantity and quality management and subsurface characterization. He received a B.Tech. degree in civil engineering from the I.I.T. in Kanpur, India. Dr. Lall received his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.
KELLY T. REDMOND is regional climatologist and the deputy director of the Western Region Climate Center, Atmospheric Sciences Center, at the Desert Research Institute, a nonprofit, statewide division of the University and Community College System of Nevada. His research interests and expertise encompass all facets of climate and climate behavior, including heavy precipitation episodes and spatial patterns of western U.S. climate variability. He received a B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
JERY R. STEDINGER is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University. His research focuses on the efficient design and operation of reservoir systems, development of alternative models for improving system operations, efficient use of hydrologic data, and many topics in stochastic hydrology. Dr. Stedinger has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee on Flood Control Alternatives in the American River Basin. He earned his B.A. in applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Stedinger received his M.A. in applied mathematics and Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard University.