DR. TAMIE JOVANELLY, GEOLOGIST, PROFESSOR, AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
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, she was awarded a two-year US Fulbright Research Scholar position (2017-2019)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 Sustainable Water Resources Management (2020), International Journal of One Health (2020), 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 served as a US Fulbright Specialist (2017-2020) whereby allowing her to consult on world-wide water conservation, allocation, and quality issues.
Dr. Jovanelly’s first book on the advanced geological concepts of Iceland was published by Wiley in June (2020) titled, Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanism, and Glacial Features. Find out more by looking at her author website https://geologyoficeland.com/
In the Spring of 2021, Dr. Jovanelly was recognized for her sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and was awarded the Geological Society of America Fellow.
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