CARMEN T. AGOURIDIS is an Extension Associate Professor of Ecosystem Protection and Restoration in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Agouridis’ research focuses on using applied research to address current issues in the natural resource management, particularly restoration of water systems impacted by agricultural, urban, or mining activities. Other research includes mined land reclamation, environmental policy, geospatial analysis, and water quality assessment. Her research also examines methods to improve stormwater management using low-impact development techniques. Dr. Agouridis serves as director of the Stream and Watershed Graduate Certificate, co-director of the Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Certificate, and was formerly co-director of the Greenhouse Environment and Sustainability Residential College. She has served as principal or co-principal investigator on over $6.4 million in grants, authored over 40 refereed publications and nearly 30 extension publications, and advised over 30 undergraduate and graduate research projects. Dr. Agouridis received the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers 2014 A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award. She is a certified professional engineer and professional environmental educator in Kentucky. Dr. Agouridis holds a B.S. in agricultural engineering and an M.S. in agricultural and biosystems engineering from the University of Tennessee. She holds a Master’s in public policy and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
Telephone: +1 (859) 218-4344
AMANDA A. GUMBERT serves as an Extension Specialist for Water Quality with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. The overall goal of her work is to improve water quality in Kentucky by providing education and technical information to those whose decisions impact the environment. Her Extension program includes outreach related to the KY Agriculture Water Quality Act, streamside buffer zones, and watershed planning and restoration. Dr. Gumbert currently represents the University of Kentucky on a multistate team addressing excess nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin contributing to Gulf Hypoxia. Amanda received her B.S. and M.S. in Plant and Soil Science and Ph.D. in Soil Science at the University of Kentucky. She is a Certified Master Professional Environmental Educator.
Telephone: +1 (859) 257-6094
BRIAN VOLLAND is a Communications Specialist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Working with specialists, researchers, students, and the entire Kentucky Cooperative Extension network, Brian produces audio and video content.
Telephone: +1 (859) 257-7539