Redefining the Classroom

Faculty and Staff

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

Assistant Professor
BS 2008, Arizona State University
MS 2010, University of Minnesota
Ph.D 2013, University of Minnesota

Originally from Saint Cloud, Minn., Kelly studied environmental chemistry at Arizona State University as an undergraduate before returning to Minnesota to get a masters and doctorate in water resources science from the University of Minnesota. She is interested in environmental organic chemistry, particularly the environmental fate of contaminants of emerging concern.

Donna White

Derek Wright

Associate Professor
BS 2001, Lake Superior State University
Ph.D 2008, Rutgers University

Andrea Munoz-Hernandez

Andrea Munoz-Hernandez

Assistant Professor
B.S. 2001, University of Sonora
M.S. 2003, University of Sonora
M.S. 2008, Michigan Technological University
Ph.D. 2009, Michigan Technological University
Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Geographic Information Science

Gregory Zimmerman

Gregory Zimmerman (Biology)

Professor
BS 1977, Fort Hays State University
MS 1981, Oklahoma State University
MS 1983, North Dakota State University
PhD 1987, Colorado State University
Ecology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Benjamin Southwell

Benjamin Southwell

Environmental Analysis Laboratory Manager and Instrumentation Chemist
B.S. 2003, Lake Superior State University

Donna White

Donna White

Academic Assistant

"Our Chemistry & Environmental programs at Lake Superior State University are unique in that undergraduates have access to very sophisticated equipment and instrumentation that is normally reserved for graduate students at larger institutions. Here, students are able to use this equipment to conduct research with faculty mentors. Much of the research in our area is applied 'real world' research which gives students experience solving problems similar to those they may face once they have graduated and are out working. Many of our student alumni have reported back to us that this research experience helped them get into graduate programs at larger universities and helped them to get jobs."

--Barbara Keller, Ph.D
Professor

Water Guardian Award

The Chemistry & Environmental Science Department and the Biology Department of  Lake Superior State University are the first recipients of Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District's newest award.  The Water Guardian award will be  presented each year to staunch supporters of protecting water quality. The District recognizes the importance of protecting this precious resource and proactive management to maintain the good water quality found in this area.

Four professors from  LSSU fulfill these qualities. Greg Zimmerman, Barb Keller, Ashley Moerke have been  instrumental in helping the District develop a water quality protection program. They have dedicated their time to pursuits that promote environmental education and have provided valuable technical assistance and student technicians to gather important data.