Deborah Swackhamer, Water Scientist and Prof. of Public Policy. July 14, 2015
Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer studies the processes affecting the behavior of, and exposures to, toxic chemicals in the environment and works on policies to address these potential risks. She is a Professor of Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and served as Co-director of the Water Resources Center from September 2003 to July, 2014. She also is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. She received a BA in Chemistry from Grinnell College, IA and a MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Water Chemistry and Limnology & Oceanography, respectively. After two years post-doctoral research in Chemistry and Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, she joined the Minnesota faculty in 1987.
Dr. Swackhamer also spoke at the IAS in 2008 on The City, The River, The Bridge, and in 2015 on Resilience and Sustainability of the River in an Era of Climate Change.