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Richard Hooper

Research Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Richard Hooper

Research Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall, Room 113
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
water informatics, hillslope hydrology and catchment biogeochemistry, information systems, community-based research infrastructure
Biography: 

Richard Hooper is a research professor at Tufts University and serves as president and executive director of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of the Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI). There, his research interests lie in advancing water informatics to make data more accessible to the water research community. Hooper was previously a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, where his research interests were in hillslope hydrology, streamflow generation mechanisms and biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems.

Education: 
Ph.D., Environmental Systems Engineering, Cornell University, 1985
M.S., Environmental Systems Engineering, Cornell University, 1984
B.A., Applied Mathematics and Population Biology, Harvard College, 1979
Professional Experience: 
2003-present:

President and Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)

1987-2003:

Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Geophysical Union
American water Resources Association