Headshot of Dr. Christie Chatterley
Department of Engineering at Fort Lewis College

Dr. Chatterley is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Fort Lewis College (FLC) in Durango, Colorado. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from CU Boulder with an emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service provision in low-resource settings. She has worked with multilateral and non-governmental organizations as well as national Ministries to assess the sustainability of water treatment and sanitation systems, and develop and use monitoring data to improve service provision, particularly in the school setting.

Christie lived abroad (in Peru and Uganda) for six years before joining Fort Lewis College in 2016. She currently collaborates with the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) to support global monitoring of WASH-related UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is also working with FLC students and Computer Engineering and Biology faculty to better understand microbiological water quality in urban and wild streams and develop an in-field rapid detection system for fecal contamination in surface waters.

Research Interests

  • Water Quality Analysis and Treatment
  • On-Site Water and Sanitation for Low-Income Country Applications
  • Contextual Factor Influence on Technology Uptake
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions


  • Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2013
  • M.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Idaho State University, 2003

Recent Publications