Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Staff Directory

Amanda Cadwell

Amanda Cadwell

  • Administrative Aide

Joan Chadde-Schumaker

  • Director, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Great Lakes education and stewardship
  • Watershed management ; stream monitoring
  • Environmental education
  • Elementary engineering and STEM education
  • K-12 science education
  • K-12 teacher professional development
  • Communicating Science to a lay audience

Henrique (Kiko) de Melo e Silva

  • Research Engineer I, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Rob Fritz

Rob Fritz

  • Technical Lab Coordinator
Angela Keranen

Angela Keranen

  • Senior Administrative Aide
  • Graduate Program Assistant


  • Assists graduate students with forms, deadlines and policies related to degree completion
  • Processes graduate student applications
  • Web Liaison for Department
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Marketing


Dave Nelson, PE

  • Senior Research Engineer, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Construction Management

Research Interests

  • Rail Activities
  • Railroad Crossing Research

Teaching Interests

  • Railroad Engineering
  • Rail Seminar
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Senior Design
Julie Ross

Julie Ross

  • Academic Advisor


  • Provides academic advising for Civil, Environmental, and Surveying Engineering undergraduate students
  • Meets with prospective students and families
  • Department scheduler for CEGE courses
Shelle Sandell

Shelle Sandell

  • Tech. Commun./Budget Coord.
Lloyd Wescoat

Lloyd Wescoat

  • Education Program Assistant & Service Learning