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Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P.

Extension Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Instruction in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Research Area

Appointments

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR INSTRUCTION - University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Lexington, KY: July 2014 to July 2016

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Lexington, KY: January 2010 to June 2014

ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR – University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Lexington, KY

ENGINEER ASSOCIATE IV/RESEARCH FOR WATER RESOURCES – University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Lexington, KY

ENGINEER ASSOCIATE – University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Lexington, KY


Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2000- 2004

Master of Public Policy, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, 2005- present

Master of Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1998-2000

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1993-1998


I use applied research to address issues in the natural resources community, particularly in the field of ecosystem restoration as it applies to streams impacted by urban, agricultural, and mining activities; stormwater management; mined land reclamation; and riparian zone management. Currently, my students and I are examining methods to improve instream water quality through novel stream restoration techniques; investigating the influence of bulk density on runoff in urban landscapes; exploring alternative uses of stormwater; and evaluating the influence of the Forestry Reclamation Approach on water quality and hydrology on mined lands. My extension efforts are centered on sharing research findings with stakeholders. I use methods such as the use of outdoor classrooms to enhance STEM and environmental education. I teach courses on stream restoration, low impact development, and mined land reclamation, and I direct the Stream and Watershed Science Graduate Certificate.

Research Interests:

Stream Restoration

Stormwater Management

Mined Land Reclamation

STEM/Environmental Education

Best Management Practices

Conservation

Water Quality