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Dr. Scott Stoodley



  • 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)



  • 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.


Dr. Kerri Farnsworth-Hoback

Dr. Kerri Farnsworth-Hoback joined the ESGP in 2017.  Dr. Farnsworth was previously a Professor of Biology and Science Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney; her tenure there included serving as the Program Chair for the Master of Science in Science & Math Teaching. Dr. Farnsworth earned a PhD in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University.  Her research characterized grasshopper community dynamics using spatial and multivariate analyses.  She also held a post-doctoral position with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, where her focus was the prioritization of noxious weeds for biological control program development.


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