Hydrologist/Soil Scientist U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
Dr. David Burden is a hydrologist/soil scientist with the U.S. EPAís Office of Research and Development. Specifically, Burden works in the U.S. EPAís National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Groundwater and Ecosystem Restoration Division (GWERD) located in Ada, OK. Burdenís educational background includes a Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry and M.S. in Soil Physics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. He also holds a B.S. in Biology from Harding University, Searcy, AR.
Burden serves as Director of the U.S. EPAís Groundwater Technical Support Center (GWTSC). In this capacity, Burden coordinates a multi-disciplinary Technology Support Team, which provides assistance to the U.S. EPA Regions, Headquarters, states, tribes, and other federal agencies on issues and technologies related to groundwater remediation, protection, and restoration. Burden serves as an EPA representative to plan, develop, review, evaluate and participate in technical assistance and research projects using state-of-the-science groundwater remediation technologies. He leads and assists in research projects associated with the processes that influence the transport, transformation, and control of contaminants entering the subsurface environment.
Hydrologist Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center
Randall R. Ross, currently serves as a hydrologist at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, OK, (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division (GWERD), Applied Research and Technical Support (ARTS) Branch). The ARTS Branch serves as a focal point for technical assistance and the transfer of research findings to the subsurface transport, fate and remediation user community. He has a B.S. (1985) and M.S. (1988) degrees from Oklahoma State University, School of Geology with an emphasis in Hydrogeology. He received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (1998). Ross has over 30 years of service with EPA at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center.
Primary areas of specialization include contaminant hydrogeology, subsurface investigations, subsurface characterization, ground-water flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling, and ground-water remediation technologies. Ross has been an instructor for the U.S. EPA Superfund University Training Institute (SUTI) in Tampa, Florida in the topics of ground-water remediation (pump-and-treat) limitations and characterization of fractured media.
Assistant Professor of Economics Northeastern State University
Dr. Sanchari Ghosh received her PhD in Economics from Oklahoma State University and a Master and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Calcutta. She is currently an assistant professor of economics at Northeastern Sate University where she teaches principals of microeconomics and macroeconomics, money and banking and managerial economics. Previously she was a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern, a postdoctoral fellow and guest lecturer at Boise State University, and a research associate at Oklahoma State University. Ghosh has multiple journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and papers all from her field of work.