Jan Boll- Interim Director
Boll’s research interests include water resources, watershed hydrology, water quality, hydrologic modeling, integrated water resources management, and vadose zone hydrology. He previously was the principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation’s IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee) program to study the effects of climate change and population dynamics on water resources. He also was Director of the Waters of the West/Water Resources Graduate program, Director of the Environmental Science program, and Director of the Professional Science Masters program at the University of Idaho, where he was tenure-track professor for 19 years.
Boll’s goals as interim director include building on the existing, strong interdisciplinary faculty network connected to CEREO, and creating opportunities for cross-campus funded projects, organizing workshops, creating a community of science, and connecting this community to Washington State and beyond.
“The support and potential for cross-campus collaboration at WSU is really strong. I look forward to working with Assistant Director Julie Padowski and connecting to CEREO faculty and staff in the time ahead.” Boll says.
Boll holds a Ph.D. from Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Cornell University (1995), a M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Idaho (1988), a M.S. and B.S. in land use planning from Agricultural University of Wageningen in the Netherlands (1988, 1985).
Jan Boll, Ph.D., P.E.
Interim Director, Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering