SAFES Leadership


Heather Preisendanz, Director
Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Natural Resource Engineering

Areas of expertise: Emerging Contaminants, Contaminant Fate and Transport, and Environmental Hydrology

Matthew B. Royer

Matt Royer, Associate Director of Partnerships & Engagement
Associate Research Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education; Director, Agriculture and Environment Center

Areas of expertise: environmental law; nonpoint source pollution of water (agriculture and urban stormwater runoff); stakeholder engagement at local, state, regional, and federal levels

Robert Shannon, Ph.D.

Robert Shannon, Associate Director of Educational Programs
Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Coordinator, Environmental Resource Management Program
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences

Areas of expertise: wetland biogeochemistry; riparian wetlands; pollutant impacts on aquatic systems; resource systems analysis


Kathryn Bartling

Kathryn Bartling
Watershed Project Coordinator
Agriculture and Environment Center

Aaron Matthew Cook

Aaron Cook
Research Development Associate


Jennifer Fetter
Extension Educator, Water Resources
Director, Center for Agricultural Conservation Assistance Training Programs (CACAT)


Terra Ingram
Administrative Coordinator for the SAFES Institute

Proposal and Award Generalist

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Kristen Koch
Program Manager, Agriculture and Environment Center

Harmony Miller
Agricultural Outreach Specialist


Tammy Shannon, D.Ed.
SAFES Coordinator of Student Success and Advising
Course Instructor, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Program

Institute Membership

Associate Members of the institute have faculty appointments in the College of Agricultural Sciences, can serve on operating committees, benefit from the technical infrastructure, and are permitted to request the use of resources and services provided by institute staff.

Affiliated Members of the institute are collaborators on institute-sponsored research projects and can benefit from the institute's resources, services, and infrastructure through affiliation with an Associate Member.

SAFES Directory

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