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Lenore Tedesco, Ph.D.
Director, Center on Earth and Environmental Science
Associate Professor of Geology
Lenore Tedesco, Ph.D. has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Geology since 1991. In 1999, she became director of the Center on Earth and Environmental Science. Tedesco also holds appointments as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Schools of Informatics and Education. She is a past associate chair of the Department of Geology and currently serves as program director of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program. Tedesco also coordinates interdisciplinary environmental research and education at IUPUI and develops and coordinates school-age programming initiatives for the Discovering the Science of the Environment initiative.
Tedesco researches water resources, wetland and stream restoration, sedimentology, and sustainability. She is currently coordinating research on urban ecological restoration in Indianapolis. Tedesco is active in community affairs, especially as they relate to her environmental research. She is the director of the Central Indiana Water Resources Partnership and serves on numerous boards of directors, including the Indiana Solid Waste Management Board, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Wetland Science Advisory Group, Indiana State Water Monitoring Council, and City of Indianapolis Green Commission. She also serves as an advisor to Veolia Water Technical Advisory Group, Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation, WFYI, and the town of Fishers.
Tedesco has received numerous awards including a 2006 IU Trustees Teaching Award, a 2005 Chancellor's Faculty Award for Civic Engagement, and a 2003 Outstanding Female Faculty Award.