Dr. Tamie J. Jovanelly is currently an Associate Professor of Geology at a premiere liberal arts college in northwest Georgia. She received her PhD from Kent State University, her MS from University of Nebraska, and her BS from University of Michigan. Best known by her students for her charismatic personality and enthusiasm for all things geologic, Dr. Jovanelly loves being in the classroom or incorporating outdoor learning experiences.
Classically trained as a hydrologist, she has completed water quality assessments on five continents to make comparisons between developed, undeveloped, and developing countries and their relationships to local watersheds. Most recently, in 2017 she was awarded a US Fulbright Research Scholar position with the Nacional Universidad in San Jose, Costa Rica. The project titled: The establishment of pioneering watershed health data at four national parks in Costa Rica through field and laboratory assessments of water quality and landscape indicators. This came after she completed her first Fulbright Research assignment (2013-2014) with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda where she studied forest hydrology; a project that was funded by a National Geographic Society Conservation Trust Grant. She has published relating journal articles in the Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries (2016), Journal of Water and Health: World Health Organization Press (2014), Journal of Cave and Karst (2014), and the Journal of Geoscience Education (2014). Additionally, she received funding through a Rufford Foundation Conservation Trust Grant (2015) that supported a collaborative research project with the Kenyan Wildlife Service. Dr. Jovanelly also currently serves as a US Fulbright Specialist (2017-2020) whereby allowing her to consult on world-wide water conservation, allocation, and quality issues.
Dr. Tamie J. Jovanelly has been exploring the geological complexities of the Icelandic landscape for more than a decade. Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features (Wiley, in press) provides a detailed overview of the island’s geology, along with a background introduction that offers the reader information on foundational concepts.
I am excited and surprised to have interviewed by Sarah Williams of Tough Girl podcast. The podcast highlights female explorers for the purpose of lifting and motivating other women to be their authentic best selves. The podcast is listened to in 174 countries and is approaching 1 million downloads.
Listen to the interview to find out where my mantra "Winners Do More" originated and how growing up next to a landfill positively impacted my life.