Richard Hooper

Richard Hooper

(617) 627-3211
Medford Campus
Research/Areas of Interest: hydroinformatics, hillslope hydrology and watershed biogeochemistry


  • Phd, Cornell University, United States, 1986
  • MS, Cornell University, USA, 1984
  • BS, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 1979


Richard Hooper received his A.B. in Applied Mathematics and Ecosystem Ecology from Harvard College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University. He was a research hydrologist with the US Geological Survey until 2003 where he was a lead scientist in the Panola Mountain Research Watershed study, the National Stream Quality Accounting Network, and the Hydrologic Benchmark Network. In 2003 he became the Executive Director and President of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., an NSF-funded university research consortium. Upon his retirement from CUAHSI in 2017, he became a Research Professor in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests include hydroinformatics, hillslope hydrology and watershed biogeochemistry. At Tufts, he has taught the Sustainable Water Management seminar, Environmental Statistics, and Water Resource Systems.