WSI Faculty



Dr. Paul Gagnon
Dr. Paul Gagnon

    Dr. Paul Gagnon is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences and WSI. Dr. Gagnon earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University with postdoctoral experience at LSU and the University of Florida. Much of his research focuses on the effects of both natural and human disturbances on wetland and terrestrial plants. Paul served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa, and did his master's thesis from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in a coastal mangrove reserve in Ecuador. This and other experience with international development work make Dr. Gagnon well suited for MSU's growing Sustainability Program.

Additional information:
Email: pgagnon@murraystate.edu
Website: http://www.murraystate.edu/paulgagnon



Dr. Amanda Keen-Zebert
Dr. Amanda Keen-Zebert

    Dr. Keen-Zebert is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Geosciences and WSI. Before arriving at MSU, she completed dissertation research on gravel mantled bedrock streams and sediment transport in central Texas, funded by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant in 2007. She conducted post-doctoral research through the NSF International Research Fellowship Program at the Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales and the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the Scottish Universities Research Centre in Scotland. Her post-doctoral research focused on finding rates of floodplain wetland sedimentation and bedrock denudation rates in the Highveld region of South Africa.

Dr. Keen-Zebert's research interests are in surficial processes, particularly fluvial processes over the Quaternary, optically stimulated luminescence, and cosmogenic isotope geochronology. She has ongoing research in South Africa, central Texas, and the Buffalo National River in Arkansas focused on defining the rates of surficial processes in fluvial landscapes. She also directs a laboratory for luminescence dating preparation at MSU.

Additional information:
Email: akeenzebert@murraystate.edu

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Dr. Bommanna Loganathan
Dr. Bommanna Loganathan

    Dr. Bommanna Loganathan is a Professor of environmental/analytical chemistry with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and WSI. He received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Biology and Environmental Chemistry from Annamalai University, India and Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan respectively. Dr. Loganathan received postdoctoral training at the Great Lakes Laboratory, State University of New York College at Buffalo, NY and at the Murray State University. Dr. Loganathan's current research involves investigations on the distribution, environmental transformation, and fate of persistent organic pollutants in the environment and their effect on wildlife and human health. A major focus of his research is to evaluate the status and trends of classical as well as emerging pollutants in human constructed freshwater lakes, such as Kentucky Lake, in comparison with natural lakes and marine ecosystems and to assess effects of these compounds on human natural killer cells' ability to kill cancer cells using in vitro assays.

Additional information:
Email: bommanna.loganathan@murraystate.edu



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