Dr. Lenore P. Tedesco
Dr. Lenore Tedesco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
She is also the Director of the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) and Project Director of the Central Indiana Water Resources Partnership with Veolia Water Indianapolis, the managers of the Indianapolis drinking water system.
She holds a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami and a B.A. in Geology from Boston University.
Lenore serves as the president of the Upper White River Watershed Alliance, and co-chair of the Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance.
research focuses on wetland restoration including evaluation of restoration strategies and wetland function.
This includes studies of urban riparian reforestation, fen wetlands and on the distribution of anthropogenic pollutants.
Additional research interests address regional watershed, water supply and water quality issues.
has developed an autonomous environmental monitoring network measuring water quality throughout central Indiana.
Environmental education based on restoration research and environmental monitoring is an important part of her
Since coming to IUPUI in 1991, she
has focused her
scholarship on a host of environmental issues and mentored students of all ages.
She is the recipient of several teaching awards and received a 2002 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for her work in education and outreach.
has published 26 articles in scientific journals, presented more than 110 scientific papers, and given more than 90 invited lectures.
Lenore has served as a science advisor to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Earth Museum of Minneapolis, Indy Parks, and the Indiana State Museum.
She serves on the State of Indiana Solid Waste Management Board as a gubernatorial appointee and serves on the State's Wetland Science Advisory Board.
She also serves on the Board of the Indiana Water Resource Research Center and the Science Education Foundation of Indiana.