Research/Areas of Interest:

Stochastic and Statistical Hydrology, Environmental Statistics, Natural Hazards.


  • PhD in Water Resource Systems, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 1984
  • MS in Environmental Science and Hydrology, University of Virginia, Ithaca, United States, 1979
  • BS in Engineering Science and Systems, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States, 1976


In September 2016, Professor Vogel converted from professor to professor emeritus and research professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering after 33 years on the faculty at Tufts University. He is the former director of the interdisciplinary graduate program in Water: Systems, Science and Society. Professor Vogel's research experience has covered a broad range of topics relating to: hydrology, water resource engineering, natural hazards and environmental statistics. Most of his research involves the application of statistical and systems approaches to the solution of applied problems in the field of hydrology and water resources engineering. He has advanced the practice and science of hydrology and water resource planning and management by providing statistical foundations for solving problems relating to a range of problems relating to: reservoir operations, water supply, floods, droughts, water quality, watershed modeling, watershed management and environmental statistics. He has also extended and transferred basic innovations in the field of hydrology and water resource engineering to advance the state of practice for the frequency analysis of a range of related natural hazards including earthquakes, landslides, winds, sea levels as well as bird and plant extinctions. In 2020 was elected Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers "for a lifetime of fundamental contributions to stochastic hydrology and its novel applications" and also in 2020 he received the Ven Te Chow Award from ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute for "his extensive contributions in the fields of probabilistic and stochastic methods in hydrology, environmental engineering and water resources." In 2017 he was elected a Fellow of AGU. In 2017 he was awarded the Maass-White visiting fellowship from the Institute for Water Resources of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2009, he was awarded the Julian Hinds award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his advancement of the practice and science of water resources planning and management. He was the contributing editor for the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management for over a decade. He was editor of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Water Resource Monograph series and editor of the AGU National Report to the IUGG – Contributions in Hydrology.