Keri Hornbuckle Appointed Engineering Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Keri C. Hornbuckle has been appointed associate dean for academic programs for the College of Engineering, effective November 1, 2010. Since 2007, she has served as departmental executive officer of civil and environmental engineering.

Prof. Hornbuckle brings excellent experience to her new role, having served as departmental executive officer of civil and environmental engineering, as well as president, chair, and vice president of several international and national scientific and professional societies and associations. She also is UI professor of occupational and environmental health, faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, and researcher at the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Prof. Hornbuckle earned a BA in Chemistry at Grinnell College and a PhD in Environmental Engineering and Science from the University of Minnesota, joining The University of Iowa faculty in 1998. She is recognized as an expert in the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment and her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science.  She is particularly interested in persistent organic pollutants including PCBs and other legacy industrial pollutants; perfluorinated compounds related to the production of surface protectants; fragrances and other persistent chemicals in household products; and pollutants related to large-scale agriculture.

Prof. Hornbuckle has served on the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Board of Directors, the Science Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission, and as associate editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research. She has long been active in Great Lakes science and is a past President of the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR). She was awarded an early CAREER development award from the National Science Foundation, and earned distinguished service awards from AEESP, IAGLR, and the American Chemical Society.  In 2009, she was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Committee on the Celebration of Excellence among Women at the University of Iowa.