Joseph Hoover

  • Biographical Description

  • Research Specializations

    • Water Resources, GIScience, WebGIS, Environmental Decision-Making

  • Publications

    • Hale, R.L., Hoover, J.H., Wollheim, W.M., Vorosmarty, C.J., (2013). History of Nutrient Inputs to the Northeastern United States, 1930-2000. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27(2): 578- 591.

      Hoover, J.H. (2012). The Vital of of Electrical Energy for Arizona Water Services. In D. Kenney & R. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West (pp 165-173). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

      Scott, C.A., Jones, A.L., Pasqualetti, M.J., Pierce, S.A., Montz, B.E., and Hoover, J.H. (2011). Policy and Institutional Dimensions of the Water-Energy Nexus. Energy Policy.

      Hoover, J.H. (2009). The Arizona Water-Energy Nexus: Electricity for Water and Wastewater Services. Masters Thesis, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, Tucson. Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest/UMI.

      Hoover, J. H. & Scott, C.A. (2008). Water, Electric Power and Growth in Southern Arizona. Proceedings of the Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium. September 22-23, 2008, Flagstaff, AZ.


      In Preperation

      Hoover, J.H., Sutton, P., Keller, A. and Anderson, S. Designing and iteratively testing a groundwater Internet GIS application. In preparation for the International Journal of Geographic Information Science.

      Hoover, J.H., Sutton, P. Communicating groundwater quality data using Internet GIS. In preparation for the Journal of Environmental Management.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Awards

    • 2013 - Best Doctoral Student Paper Award – Association of American Geographers, Water Resources Group. Paper titled, “Development of a Groundwater Quality webGIS Application Employing Usability Testing,”


      2011 - US EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship

      Project titled, "Investigating the utility of web-based GIS in water quality environmental decision-making"

    • 2011 - Dr. Laurance C. Herold Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Department of Geography, University of Denver

    • 2010 - NSF Hydrosynthesis Institute

      National Science Foundation 2010 Water and People Synthesis Summer

      Institute Fellow, City College CUNY, New York City, New York

    • American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting November, 2009. Best poster presentation award.

    • 2009 ASPRS - Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship, First Prize

      AAG - Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Divisional Meeting September, 2009. Logan, UT. First place for Ph.D. presentation

  • Education

    • University of Denver (2009-June 2014)

      Ph.D.: Geography specializing in water resources and environmental policy

      Dissertation: Investigating the Utility of Web-based GIS in Water Quality Environmental Decision-making


      University of Arizona (2007-2009)

      M.A.: Geography specializing in water resources and GIS

      Thesis: The Arizona Water-Energy Nexus: Electricity For Water and Wastewater    Services


      Northwestern University (2003-2007)

      B.A.: Environmental Sciences, Chemistry Specialization

      Minor: Geography

      Thesis: Sulfur Cycling in Modern Terrestrial Waters

  • Professional Organizations

    • Association of American Geographers
      AAG - Water Resources Specialty Group
      AAG - Energy and Environment Speciality Group
      AAG - Gradute Student Specialty Group
      Member of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers

      Cartography and Geographic Information Society

      American Water Resources Association

      American Geophysical Union

      International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity

  • Employment

    • 2013

      Consulting webGIS developer for Santa Barbara Channel Keeper. Santa Barbara, CA Responsibilities: Data base management for water quality records from 45 sites with more than 10 years of data. Also created web based interface using Google FusionTables and Google Documents to visualize watershed sampling locations, watershed boundaries, and charts for 11 water quality parameters.



      Consultant, Redstone GIS Consulting, LLC, Denver, CO. Responsibilities: Created political maps for US congressional districts and state House and Senate districts using open source GIS software



      Consultant, Western Resource Advocates, Boulder, CO. Responsibilities: Conducted research on the topic of water value; Prepared research briefs and GIS maps.



      Research Analyst, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA. Responsibilities: Completed spatial analyses of socioeconomic data and temperature data analyses; Prepared research summary report.

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