Currently teaching Geography and Geology at Kent State University at Ashtabula. Worked in the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation at Battelle Institute and Eagon and Associates in Columbus, Ohio, the U.S. Forest Service-Geologic Field Mapping, in Sitka, Alaska, URS consulting, and 10 years at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste, Drinking Water, and Groundwater. Traveled extensively and studied cultures, while living in Singapore for five years. Taught Physical Geography at Cleveland State University, Environmental Law and Environmental Geology at Hiram College, and Earth Dynamics Lab and Lecture
at Kent State University Kent Campus as a Doctoral student on a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant in the GK-12 program, with Inquiry-based Approaches to Earth Systems Science.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Amey, Katherine Springer (2015) Hydrology And Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Of Cold Headwater Streams In Northeast Ohio Supporting Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), The Ohio Journal Of Science, Volume 115, No. 1.
Amey, Katherine Springer (2014) Revised Predictive Model For Successful Introduction Of Native Ohio Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) In Select Streams In Geauga And Lake Counties, Ohio, The Ohio Journal Of Science, Volume 114, No. 2.
Amey, Katherine Springer (2011) Hydrology And Predictive Model Of Headwater Streams And The Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Supporting Brook Trout Habitat In Northeast Ohio. (Electronic Dissertation https://etd.ohiolink.edu)
Amey, Katherine Springer, and Paul Anderson (2015) Sensitive and Cold-Water Taxa with Ecological Indicators of Past and Present Headwater Macroinvertebrates Field Evaluation Index (HMFEI) of Eight Streams (submitted Ecological Indicators)
Areas of Research/Study/Academic Interest
2018 Remote sensing of Maumee, Ashtabula, Grand and Conneaut River Systems, comparing nutrient Input to Lake Erie and resulting Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), Ohio
2017 Research of Deaf education and cultural geography in North America
2017 Suzana K. Koch consulting groundwater and lake erosion study: retaining wall assessment and clay sheeting on the bluffs, Conneaut, Ohio
2017 Hydrologic study of the flooding of Grand River: submitted to FEMA flood zone study, Ashtabula, Ohio
2016 Lack of nutrient overloading in the Grand, Ashtabula and Maumee Rivers in eastern Ohio versus western Ohio shores of Lake Erie in collaboration with Lake Erie College and the Nature Conservancy
2015 Hydrologic study of the flooding of Grand River submitted to FEMA Flood Zone Study, Aurora, Ohio
2014 Sensitive and cold water taxa in a macroinvertebrate community in northeast Ohio predicting degradation of stream habitat, Ohio EPA
2011-2013 GIS (ArcGIS) point staff at Ohio EPA responsible for Implementation of Source Water Assessment and Protection Program (SWAP): Assess the susceptibility of groundwater and surface water and contamination sources as threats to public drinking water, Ohio EPA
2011-2013 Hydrogeology, rate and extent of contamination assessment at several landfills in northeast Ohio, Ohio EPA
2013 Mentor Marsh and the impact of a salt/lime/fly ash landfill on surrounding wetlands, Ohio EPA
2012 Statistical and Hydrologic assessment of several solid waste, construction and demolition debris landfills in Ohio, Ohio EPA
2011-2012 Hydrology and hydrogeology of a storm water retention pond and the effects on a nursery, Madison, Ohio, Ohio EPA
2011-2012 Ambient water quality of urban/suburban/rural public water supplies in northeast Ohio, Ohio EPA
2009-2011 Dissertation: Hydrology and Predictive Model of Headwater Streams and the Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Supporting Brook Trout Habitat In Northeast Ohio
Individual Investigations in Geography/Doctoral Research
Environmental Geology-Environmental Earth Science
Introduction to Geography
Physical Geography Lecture
Physical Geography Laboratory
Geography of Wine
Earth Dynamics-How the Earth Works Lecture
Earth Dynamics-How the Earth Works Laboratory
Earth and Life Through Time
Earth and Life Through Time Laboratory
Kent State University Earth Dynamics Lecture
Earth Dynamics Laboratory
Geologist: Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency: Applied Geographical Information System (GIS) for (SWAP) for public drinking water supplies. Researched both hydrogeology and hydrology conditions in northeast Ohio.
Senior Geologist: URS Consultants, Cleveland, Ohio: Air Force Base RI/FS and NASA closures.
Hydrogeologist: MASI Labs, Northeast Ohio: Water quality testing Public Water Supplies (PWS).
Environmental Specialist: Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Ohio EPA: Oversee community, non-transient, and transient public drinking water supplies in Geauga and Medina Counties. Investigate safety of drinking water supplies and assure safety.
Environmental Engineer: Division of Hazardous Waste Management, Ohio EPA: Inspector for compliance with state and federal regulations, contamination research projects for a safe environment.
Hydrogeologist: Eagon & Associates, Columbus, Ohio: Exploration and water resource testing and pump tests for community water supplies.
Geologist: Battelle Columbus Division, Columbus, Ohio: Developed solutions to groundwater contamination problems, conducted environmental testing and sampling, field team leader.
Geologist: Department of Engineering, U.S. Forest Service, Sitka, Alaska: Investigated pristine wilderness areas. Mapped rock quarries, field tests engineering properties rock type suitability road building.
Geologic Intern: Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation, Battelle Columbus, Ohio Worked on major research project. Studied areas for possible burial of nuclear waste.
Review of submissions for the 128th Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) Annual Meeting hosted by Columbus State Community College on April 13, 2019.
Review of submissions for the 127th Ohio OAS Annual Meeting Bowling Green State University; April 14, 2018.
Review of Interactive Physical Geography, REVEL, Pearson Publishing, prospectus/ table of contents and content from the chapter on Glacial Systems; April 2017.
Review of Pearson Physical Environmental, Fall 2016.
Peer Review of Ohio Journal of Science Scientific Abstracts for April 16, 2016.
Review of Lecture Tutorials Sedimentology and Stratigraphy University of Nebraska for student held misconceptions January 2016.
Peer Review of Ohio Journal of Science journal articles: #4909 Review August 2015.
Textbook Reviewed: Nance, Damian and Murphy, Brendan, Physical Geology Today -Oxford Press, published 2015.
2018 Career Day for Jefferson Schools Fifth Grade at KSU Ashtabula
2018 Presentation: International Geographical Union Conference (IGU) Quebec, Canada; The Oppression of Deaf Culture and Education in our North American Contemporary World. Steering Committee of the Cultural Approach in Geography at IGU.
2018 Presentation Paul Pira, Geauga Park District Ohio brook trout research update at the OBS-Ohio Natural History Conference at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
2016 Presentation: Sensitive and Cold-Water Taxa with Ecological Indicators of Past and Present Headwater Macroinvertebrates Field Evaluation Index (HMFEI) of Eight Streams at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
2016 Presentation: KSU at Ashtabula student academic and President’s and Dean’s List Reception: Awards Ceremony guest speaker.
2015 Science Olympiad Workshop for students for earth science: Geologic Mapping.
2015 Presentation: Hydrology and Ground Water/ Surface Water Interactions of Cold Headwater Streams in Northeast Ohio Supporting Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Capital University.
2014 Science Olympiad Workshop Geologic Mapping earth science middle and high school students.
2014 Superior Intermediate School: Career Day Geologist.
2013 Superior Intermediate School: Classroom Rocks and Minerals Day.
2013 Science Olympiad Workshop Rocks and Minerals for earth science middle/high school students.
2013 Workshop Source Water Assessment and Protection Program assists communities with protecting their surface water sources of drinking water (streams and lakes) from contamination.
2013 Workshop and Presentation Wineries and Environmental Compliance : Workshops in Vermillion and Millersburg
2013 Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Harmful Algal Bloom Potential, Source Water Protection in Painesville, Ohio and the City of Ravenna
2013 Source Water Assessment and Protection Program for Public Drinking Groundwater Systems
2013 Protect Your Drinking Water Source from Contamination Akron Rotary
2013 Wineries and Environmental Compliance Seminar
2011 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency: Division of Surface Water, “Hydrology of Eight Streams in Northwest Geauga and Southeast Lake Counties”.
2006-2008 GK-12 Fellow: NSF Fellow developed earth science lectures for summer workshops and assisted in field courses for Stark County teachers in Lake Erie, USA and Iceland.
2006-2008 Assisted teachers in Stark County Schools (GK-12) with Inquiry Method Earth Science.
1998 Cleveland State University, “Contamination of Drinking Water Supplies in a Suburban Setting” .
1991-1992 Geauga County, “Public Drinking Water Contamination Bainbridge and Chesterland Township” public meetings, workshops and presentations. and “Contamination of Public Drinking Water in an Amish Community”.
2018-present Student Life Coordinator responsible for all clubs and organizations KSU Ashtabula
2017-present Undergraduate Student Government faculty member KSU Ashtabula
2014-present United Way Campaign Fundraising Committee KSU Ashtabula
2018-present University research project: Work with Amy Thomas to highlight faculty research KSU Ashtabula
2018 Heart Walk Association Volunteer KSU Ashtabula
2018 Grad Fair: Mentor undergrads applying for graduate school KSU Ashtabula
2016-2018 Student Rights & Standards Committee reporting to Vice President and Dean for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, Shay Little KSU
2017-2018 FTNTT Union Grievance Committee KSU
2017 FTNTT MATH faculty search committee KSU Ashtabula
2015-2017 The Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) KSU Ashtabula
2015-2017 University Diversity Advisory Committee (UDAC) KSU
2016 Regional Grant Opportunity Committee for available for research opportunities KSU
2015 Student Appreciation Breakfast KSU Ashtabula
2014-2015 Ohio Wine Competition Geography of Wine faculty KSU Ashtabula
2014 13 Indigenous Grandmother’s Committee KSU
2013 Panel on Non-Academic Careers for Graduate Students KSU Geography Department
2018 Awarded a grant from American Association of Geographers (AAG) and National Science Foundation (NSF) for Senior Scholar IGU Conference Quebec, Canada
2018 Interviewed for a feature in the Kent State Magazine on Deaf Education (Fall issue)
2017 NSF grant research to form field station with Lake Erie College
2016 Awarded Nature Conservancy Grant to form a geo field station at the Grand River Conservation Campus
2015 Nominated for KSU Diversity Trailblazer Award
2014 Awarded Cover of The Ohio Journal of Science, Volume 114, No. 2
2009 AMOCO: Awarded academic research scholarship from KSU
2009 Geauga Park District: Awarded research grant to complete research (self-initiated funding)
2005-2008 NSF Graduate Fellow, Grant, KSU GK-12
2007 Katherine Moulton Scholarship: Awarded Excellence in Research
Environmental Science Design Research Initiative (ESDRI): Faculty member KSU.
International Geophysical Union (IGU): Steering committee of the IGU Commission Cultural Approach
American Association of Geographers (AAG) and Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
Grand, Ashtabula and Conneaut (GAC) River Partnership: Academic Member, Ashtabula Ohio.
Grand River Conservation Campus in Ashtabula County Supporting The Environmental Education Center.
The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS): Journal review scientist.
Brook Trout Advisory Committee: Formed by the Geauga Park District including members of Ohio EPA-DSW, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Fish and Wildlife, and Trout Unlimited.
Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI): The WRRI facilitates and coordinates collaborative research in aquatic sciences across departmental boundaries of KSU. The institute fosters a broad based approach to evaluation and analysis of environmental problems related to water use.
Ph.D. Applied Geology, Hydrology and the Environment, Kent State University (KSU), May 2011, Dissertation Research: Hydrology and Predictive Model of Headwater Streams and Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Supporting Brook Trout Habitat in N.E. Ohio, M.En. Environmental Science, Water Resources, Miami University (MU) , B.S. Geology, Hydrogeology and Geochemistry, The Ohio State University (OSU)
Amey, Katherine Springer (2018) Remote Sensing of Maumee, Ashtabula, Grand and Conneaut River Systems, and Nutrient Input Lake Erie and Resulting HABs (In prep).
Amey, Katherine Springer, and Jacqueline Gee (2018) The Fractured Deaf Culture Hearth: The North American Geographical Oppression of the Deaf, GeoHumanities, In Review.
Amey, Katherine Springer, and Jacqueline Gee (2018) The Oppression of Deaf Culture and Education in our North American Contemporary World Proceedings from the International Geographical Union
Amey, Katherine Springer, and Paul Anderson (2016) Sensitive and Cold-Water Taxa with Ecological Indicators of Past and Present Headwater Macroinvertebrates Field Evaluation Index (HMFEI) of Eight Streams, The Ohio Journal of Science, Volume 116, No. 1.
Amey, Katherine Springer (2015) Hydrology And Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions of Cold Headwater Streams In Northeast Ohio Supporting Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), The Ohio Journal Of Science, Volume 115, No. 1. p. A-7.
Amey, Katherine Springer (2014) Revised Predictive Model For Successful Introduction of Native Ohio Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) In Select Streams In Geauga And Lake Counties, Ohio, The Ohio Journal Of Science, Volume 114, No. 2.
Amey, Katherine Springer (2014) Recommendations for Supporting Brook Trout Habitat in the Geauga Park District Report.
Amey, Katherine Springer (2011) Hydrology And Predictive Model of Headwater Streams And The Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Supporting Brook Trout Habitat In Northeast Ohio. Dissertation
Amey, Katherine Springer, Smith, A., Ostracodes in Primary Headwater Streams, Springs, and Hyporheic Zones Reflecting Surface Water Conditions (in prep).
Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative