A native of Upstate New York he received his B.S. degree in Forest Engineering at Syracuse University in 1972, his M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering at Cornell University in 1979. He is currently Full Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. John’s research interests involve hydrologic process discovery and modeling, flow and transport processes in porous media, process design in ecological engineering, and sustainability of water resource systems. He has been a certified P.H. since 1983, and is a registered P.E. in the State of Minnesota.