About the author:

Dr. Hoaglund is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience in environmental research, teaching, and consulting in the private sector, government, and academia. He received his BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, then worked with the Kansas Geological Survery in Lawrence, Kansas on research to find water supplies to replace the depleting Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas.  He then entered into environmental consulting in Wichita, Kansas, largely working on cold war legacy ground water contamination. He completed his doctorate in geology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, completing a USGS regional model of the Michigan Basin that was used to calculate discharge of modern and Pleistocene groundwater and brine to both Michigan rivers and the Great Lakes shoreline. He taught hydrogeology and modeling, environmental geology, and glacial and climate geology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before joining the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.  At Penn State he was involved in research sponsored by the National Science Foundation to couple regional climate models with regional hydrologic models.  Other research included the geological controls affecting nitrate discharge in regional watershed, as part of USDA funded nitrate studies.  He taught at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania before moving to California.

Since moving to southern California, Dr. Hoaglund has resumed work on cold war legacy ground water contamination, and energy consulting related to water resource development, desalination, renewable energy development, hydrogen production, and CO2 sequestration.

Dr. Hoaglund can be reached at:
(814) 574-2649

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