Contact Us

The Water Resources Science program office is located on the St. Paul Campus, and is housed within the Water Resources Center. Feel free to stop by 193 McNeal Hall with any questions or concerns you have about the program. Office hours are 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. If the office is closed during these hours, please email for assistance or leave a voicemail at 612.624.7456. There is also a mailbox for the WRS coordinator, Tracy Fallon, in the Water Resources Center (173 McNeal).


John Nieber

John Nieber
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
203 BioAgEng Building
1390 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Randall Hicks.

Randall Hicks
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
201 Swenson Science Building
1035 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Tracy Fallon, WRS Grad Program Coord

Tracy Fallon
WRS Graduate Program Coordinator
193 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave.
St Paul, MN 55108

Water Resources Science Student Ambassadors

The WRS student ambassadors are current students within the program who have agreed to answer questions from prospective students regarding campus life, student involvement, and general questions about the WRS program. If you have more complex questions about program requirements or admissions, please contact

Anna Baker

Anna Baker, WRS Graduate Student

Twin Cities Ambassador

Anna Baker, an M.S. student in WRS co-advised by Dr. Jacques Finlay (UMN-TC) and Dr. Karen Gran (UMD), is enthusiastic about interdisciplinary research and cross-campus collaboration.

Anna is an active member of WRSIA. She is a Midwest native who spent several years working as a Hydrologist on the East Coast before returning to the area for graduate school. She would be happy to answer questions about life in the Twin Cities and the WRS program.


Brad Gordon

Brad Gordon, WRS Graduate Student

Twin Cities Ambassador

Brad Gordon is a fourth-year PhD student in WRS on the Twin Cities campus. He works with Chris Lenhart studying the relationships vegetation has with preventing soil erosion in ravines and retaining nutrients in water treatment wetlands. He is a co-president for Water Resources Students In Action (WRSIA). Feel free to contact him with any questions regarding the Twin Cities and the university.


Erik Hendrickson

Erik Hendrickson, WRS Graduate Student

Duluth Ambassador

Erik Hendrickson is a second year plan A master's student, studying microplastic pollution in the far western arm of Lake Superior, with adviser Elizabeth Minor. Erik is one of two Duluth campus ambassadors for the WRS program. Erik is also highly involved with the UMD community and is happy to answer questions related to the program and UMD.


Stephen Labuz

Stephen Labuz, WRS Graduate Student

Duluth Ambassador

Steve Labuz is a second-year M.S. candidate in WRS on the Duluth campus. He works with adviser Rebecca Teasley on stable isotopic hydrograph separation. He is one of two student ambassadors from Duluth and is very active hiking, fishing, and hanging out around Duluth; do not hesitate to contact him with your questions regarding Duluth and UMD.