Anne Jefferson grew up on the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota and spent summers on Lake Superior. These two places imbued her with a love of water and the dynamic way it shapes landscapes. Anne has her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Geology from Oregon State University. Anne moved to Kent State University from UNC Charlotte, where she was on the faculty from 2007-2012. You can read more about Anne’s background in her CV and you can learn more about her research and teaching by browsing this site. Contact Anne.

Students at Kent State University

Three students are joining the Watershed Hydrology lab in summer/fall 2013. Welcome to Stuart Baker, Krista Brown, and Kimm Jarden.

Kimm JardenKimberly Jarden is an M.S. student in Geology at Kent State University. Kimm’s thesis focuses on assessing impacts of green infrastructure at the watershed scale for suburban streets in Parma, Ohio. In her free time, Kimm likes to run and ski.




Allison ReynoldsAllison Reynolds is pursuing her B.S. in Geology. She has an interest in contaminant hydrology, plans to attend graduate school and eventually wants to work for a company that allows her to live or work around the world as a consultant. She will be applying to graduate schools in Fall 2014, and she is deciding if she will focus on surface water or groundwater contaminantion. Allison runs the isotope lab and is doing independent research on isotopic variability of precipitation in the eastern Great Lakes Region.

Students interested in pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D in Applied Geology starting in fall 2014 who have research interests in urban hydrology, groundwater-stream interactions, or watershed hydrology should peruse this site and the Department of Geology web pages, then please contact Anne for more information.

Continuing Students at UNC Charlotte

Colin Bell is a Ph.D. student in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems at UNC Charlotte. Colin is co-advised by Sara McMillan and Christina Tague. Colin is modeling the cumulative effects of stormwater management strategies on urban stream hydrology and nutrient dynamics.
Jason Shiflet is a Ph.D. candidate in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems at UNC Charlotte. Jason’s research focuses on combining compound-specific stable isotope analyses of chlorinated solvents with 3-D fate and transport modeling and conventional hydrogeologic measurements to better discriminate between co-mingled chlorinated ethene plumes. Jason is the Director of Operations, Munitions Response Services and Environmental Compliance and Remediation Services at Zapata Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Anne had six students complete M.S. degrees at UNC Charlotte.

  • J. Brock Freyer completed his M.S. degree in Earth Sciences in spring 2013, and he works for Three Parameters Plus in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Mackenzie Osypian completed her M.S. degree in Civil Engineering in spring 2013, and she works for Hart and Hickman in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Alea Tuttle completed her degree M.S. degree in Earth Sciences in summer 2012, and she now works for Wildlands Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Brandon Blue completed his M.S. degree in Earth Sciences in summer 2012 and he now works for PortMiami in Miami, Florida.
  • Ralph McGee completed his M.S. degree in Earth Sciences in spring 2011, and he works for Hart and Hickman in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Cameron Moore completed his M.S. degree in Earth Sciences in spring 2011, he works for Apex Environmental in Mooresville, NC.