To advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311-9514 USA
610-268-2153 Telephone; 610-268-0490 Fax
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Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has been leading the effort to produce innovative solutions for preserving and restoring fresh water. We believe in an independent voice — and in adventure, inspiration, perseverance, and integrity. At the Stroud Center, we believe the future of fresh water starts here. Watch other Stroud Center videos.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We at Stroud Water Research Center recognize the importance of and celebrate diversity. We understand how creative ideas and discoveries are often born from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences. In honor of this, we have embarked upon an intentional commitment to cultivate a diverse and inclusive work environment, ensure equitable access to knowledge and stewardship opportunities, and to better understand the interrelationships between social injustices and environmental degradation.
We strive to actively promote diversity across all levels of our organization. Our ultimate goal is to embody a welcoming spirit for all of our activities.
Stroud Water Research Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, parental status, health status or disability, marital status, membership in an employee organization, political affiliation, military service, and/or any other characteristic or category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Please direct questions, comments, or concerns about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to either our diversity committee chair, Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., or our executive director, David Arscott, Ph.D.
- A Message From the Executive Director Regarding the Importance of Racial Equity and Justice (posted on June 11, 2020).
- The Stroud Center’s internal statement of Equal Employment Opportunity published in our employee manual is available upon request.
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Water Quality Concerns
- David Arscott, Ph.D., Executive Director, President
- Scott H. Ensign, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Vice President
- John D. Pepe, Controller
- Susan Fitzpatrick, Executive Administrative Assistant
- Elizabeth Kerlin, Grant and Contract Administrator
- Lauren Ryley, Administrative Assistant
Departments and Research Groups
Administration and Finance ~ Communications ~ Development ~ Education ~ Ecosystem Ecology ~ Entomology ~ Facilities ~ Fish Ecology ~ Fluvial Geomorphology ~ Information Services ~ Microbiology ~ Watershed Biogeochemistry ~ Watershed Restoration
Board of Directors
David Arscott, Ph.D. ~ Josh Auld, Ph.D. ~ Margaretta Brokaw ~ Michael Bucklin ~ Lee M. Clark ~ Seetha Coleman-Kammula, Ph.D. ~ Bryan Colket ~ Robert DiFilippo, Ph.D. ~ Richard A. Hayne ~ Robert F. Johnston ~ Bert Kerstetter ~ Holly Michael, Ph.D. ~ Rodman Moorhead IV ~ Tracey B. Nguyen, J.D. ~ Charles Porter Schutt III, Chair ~ W.B. Dixon Stroud Jr. ~ Krysti (Lan Chi) Vo, M.D. ~ Peter Welling ~ Robert W. Whetzel, Esq.
John R.S. Fisher, VMD ~ Peter Kjellerup ~ William Kronenberg III ~ Frederick L. Meserve Jr. ~ Rodman W. Moorhead III ~ Anne Stroud ~ Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D. ~ Carol E. Ware, Ph.D.
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Stroud Water Research Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Gifts to Stroud Water Research Center are tax deductible on a U.S. return as allowed by law. The fiscal year is January 1 to December 31; the annual audit is performed by Belfint Lyons Shuman. EIN 52-2081073
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