Pamela J. Edwards

B.S. Forest Science, 1981; M.S. Forest Resources, 1983

Pamela J. Edwards is currently a research hydrologist with the USDA Forest Service at the Northeastern Research Station in Parsons, West Virginia. She completed a B.S. degree in Forest Science in 1981 and MS degree in Forest Resources in 1983. While working on her MS, she began her career with the Forest Service's Northeastern Forest Experiment Station at University Park as a cooperative education student.

After completing the MS, she moved to the research station in Parsons, West Virginia, and has been employed there since then, first as a research forester and since 1992 as a research hydrologist. In 1994, she earned a Ph.D. in Forest Soils from North Carolina State University.

Edwards has been a key research cooperator and principal investigator in research with Dr. Bill Sharpe and Dr. Dave DeWalle related to the effects of atmospheric deposition on forested ecosystems. She has given several special seminars on campus over the past several years and helped Drs. Sharpe and DeWalle teach a graduate course in fall 1997. She taught our senior-level undergraduate Watershed Management course in spring 2001 while Dr. DeWalle was on sabbatical. In 1999, Edwards was appointed as an adjunct associate professor in the School of Forest Resources.

Edwards has received several awards for her research accomplishments. The Forest Service Chief has also recognized her for her work with students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Her peers regard her as a well-organized, hardworking, and highly credible scientist. In her spare time she coaches girls youth soccer.

March 2001