Dr. Joseph H. Hoover

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science

Joseph H. Hoover is an environmental scientist specializing in the geography of water resources. His line of research is situated at the intersection of water resources, geography, and environmental health. An interdisciplinary perspective guides his scholarship, focusing on patterns of exposure and health impacts in rural, underserved communities in the United States. Current research and teaching focii emphasize three key areas: 1) potential exposure risk to environmental contaminants, principally through drinking water; 2) visualization and communication of chemical, environmental, and water quality information; and 3) health impacts of environmental exposures. The study of water and health in underserved communities illuminates contemporary issues linked to exposure and contamination.


  • Ph.D. in Geography