Wendy D. Graham, Director
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Phone: (352) 392-5893 ext. 2113
Wendy D. Graham is the Carl S. Swisher Environmental Scholar in Water Resources and Director of the University of Florida Water Institute. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering. Her PhD is in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She conducts research in the areas of coupled hydrologic-water quality-ecosystem modeling; water resources evaluation and remediation; evaluation of impacts of agricultural production on surface and groundwater quality; and development of hydrologic indicators of ecosystem status. As Director she is responsible for establishing, conducting and evaluating research, education and outreach programs conducted under the auspices of the University of Florida Water Institute.
Mary Garvin, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (352) 392-5893 ext. 2119
Mary has worked at UF for over 10 years, joining the Water Institute in August, 2007. She acts as office manager and office accountant as well as website/database developer.
Kathleen A. McKee, Research Coordinator
Phone: (352) 392-5893 ext. 2114
Kathleen earned her M.S. degree in Soil and Water Science at the University of Florida in 2004 modeling wetland soil phosphorous in cattle pastures near Lake Okeechobee and gained knowledge in land use analysis, nutrient dynamics, geographic information systems, remote sensing and watershed management. She has major roles in the Suwannee Hydrologic Observatory testbed in the Santa Fe basin, the new EPA Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, and on the program initiation fund projects. She manages hydrologic databases for multiple projects and is a data manager for the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System development effort funded by the National Science Foundation.
Lisette M. Staal, Research Coordinator
Phone: (352) 392-5893 ext. 2116
Lisette earned a Masterís degree in Geography from Ohio University (1984) and Undergraduate degrees in both Education and Geography at the University of Maryland, College Park (1978). Before joining the UF Water Institute, she worked for over 20 years in international development with a focus on participatory development, farming systems, gender analysis and community issues and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa. Lisette now combines her expertise in adult education, facilitation, and applied social sciences to enhance program development, interdisciplinary research and education initiatives, and collaborative learning processes in UF Water Institute projects and initiatives.