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Dr. Scott Stoodley

 

Education

  • B.S. Wildlife Resource Management, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., 1986
  • M.S. Environmental Studies, Baylor University, Waco, TX., 1994
  • Ph.D. Environmental Sciences - Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK., 1998

 

Employment History

Dr. Stoodley has over 20 years experience in water quality and other environmentally-related issues. During his career, he has worked for private industry, academia, non-profit organizations, and state government. Dr. Stoodley was previously the Director of Water Quality for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission in Oklahoma, overseeing the state's CWA Section 319 program. His responsibilities included oversight of a state-wide water quality monitoring program, watershed assessment and planning, large and small-scale watershed restoration/implementation projects, environmental education, and working with the legislature. His PhD is from Oklahoma State University where he worked with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Subsequently, Scott worked for AMEC Earth & Environmental as a Senior Program Manager of Water Resources overseeing all water resources-related programs for the Northeast US. He also served on the National Water Resources Steering Committee, shaping policy and business strategy for the company throughout North America. He was Vice President of Water Resources for ENTRIX Inc., overseeing their growth in the New England marketplace, as well as supporting national initiatives. Dr. Stoodley has served as Director of the Environmental Science Graduate Program since 2011.

 

  • ENTRIX Inc., Vice President of Water Resources (2008 - 2009)
  • AMEC Earth & Environmental, Northeast Water Resources Program Manager (2005 - 2008)
  • Applied Analysis Inc., Director of Environmental Programs (2001 - 2005)
  • Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Director of Water Quality (1999 - 2001)
  • Oklahoma State University, Technical Staff Biosystems & Ag Engineering (1995 - 1998)
  • Biotech Applications International Center (BAIC), Environmental Consultant (1994 - 1995)
  • Baylor University, Teacher/lecturer and Project Staff (1992 - 1994)
  • Philabundance, Director of Operations and Associate Director (1990 - 1992)
  • Greenpeace, Canvass Director (1986 - 1990)

 

Affiliations/Certifications/Honors/Publications

  • President, Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watershed Association
  • President, Lake McMurtry Friends
  • Environmental Business Journal, Technology Merit Award, Water/Wastewater 2008
  • Alumni Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievement, Oklahoma State University 2006
  • Member, American Water Resource Association
  • Member, North American Lakes Management Society
  • Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture
  • Member, National Audubon Society

 

Dr. Ken Ede

In 2018, Dr. Tucker appointed Dr. Ken Ede as the Director for the Professional Science Master in Environmental Management. He is also an adjunct professor in Management in the OSU Spears School of Business. Previous to this position, Dr. Ede was the Associate Director of ESGP and served as the Assistant Dean of Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in Environmental Science studying under Dr. Marcia H. Bates in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Ede is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). He has taught numerous credit and non-credit environmental seminars, workshops and courses for Oklahoma State University and served as the Non-Credit Curriculum Director for OSU’s Professional Development Office for the School of Engineering. In addition to his academic contributions to Oklahoma State University, Dr. Ede served 18 years as the Environmental Health & Safety Manager for American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Ede’s thrust areas of research include Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Management, and Industrial Environmental Sustainability.  He was recently appointed to serve a three-year term on the state’s Hazardous Waste Management Advisory Council, a task force which acts as the initial rulemaking body for the state’s Land Protection Division at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

 

Kavina Eksteen

Kavina Eksteen joined the ESGP in 2021. Eksteen completed a B.S. degree with majors in Zoology and Physiology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a Hons. B.S. degree in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa. She completed a M.S. degree in the Environmental Science Graduate Program at Oklahoma State University in 2020. Her master’s thesis focused on water quality in the Lake Hudson Watershed in Mayes County, Oklahoma for the Grand River Dam Authority. Her research included a riparian habitat assessment prioritization scheme of the watershed, pollutant load modelling, and evaluating the economic costs linked to buffer implementation in critical areas of the watershed. These components were incorporated into a watershed-based plan to manage the watershed more sustainably. In 2019, Eksteen was the recipient of the Jimmie Pigg Scholarship. In 2020, the EPA approved a watershed based plan for the Walnut Bayou Watershed compiled by a team of students led by Eksteen. She previously worked for a Conservation Agency in Cape Town, South Africa managing protected areas in a water-scarce province. Currently, she also serves with her husband as in-residence advisors at Parker Hall, providing support to over 200 engineering freshman students.

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