Hester Environmental Hydraulics Research Group       

managing stream, river, wetland, and groundwater hydraulics to benefit aquatic ecosystems and water quality


About Me


My complete CV in pdf form.

My publications in Google Scholar.

Professional Appointments

2016-Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia TechBlacksburg VA
2009-2015 Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia TechBlacksburg VA
2002-2003 Hydraulic Engineer Herrera Environmental ConsultantsSeattle WA
2001-2002 Water Resources Engineer Philip Williams and AssociatesSan Francisco CA
1998-2001 Project Engineer LFR IncEmeryville CA
1993-1995 Staff Scientist Ecology and Environment Inc.San Francisco CA


Ph.D.University of North Carolina, Ecology, August 2008
M.S.Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, June 1998

Major area of study: Environmental Fluid Mechnanics and Hydrology
A.B.Dartmouth College, Biology, June 1992

Service and Awards

Associate Editor, Water Resources Research2014-
Board of Directors, Consortium of Universities for the
  Advancement of Hydrologic Science  (CUAHSI)
US EPA STAR Graduate Research Fellowship2006 - 2008
UNC Kenan Fellowship2004 - 2008

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering: Washington State (2003), Virginia (2009)

Example Design Projects

Big Quilcene River Log Jam
Cedar River Stream Daylighting and Riparian Wetlands

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union
Society for Freshwater Science
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Resources Association