Jeff Writer

Department: CU Teach, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering 
Education: B.A., Brown University (1987) M.S., Teacher Certification, Ph.D. University of Colorado (1992, 1997, 2010)
Teaching: Step 1(EDUC 2020), Step 2(EDUC 2030), Project Based Instruction (EDUC 5385), Teaching and Learning Earth Systems (EDUC 4833/5833), Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (CVEN 3414), Applied Stream Ecology (CVEN 5323), Applied Ecology (CVEN 3434)

Research: Contaminant fate and transport in surface waters, ecosystem/infrastructure interactions               

Office: EDUC 344

Honors and Distinctions:

  • 2014 Environmental Science and Technology Excellence in Review Award
  • 2008 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Award
  • 2002 Colorado Conservation Teacher of the Year
  • 1997 Colorado Association of Storm Water and Floodplain Managers Excellence Award

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
* indicates undergraduate student

  1. Writer JH, HohnerA**, Oropeza J, Schmidt A*, Cawley K, Rosario-Ortiz FL.  2014.  Water treatment implications after the High Park Wildfire, Colorado.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 106:E189-E199, (DOI:

Recent Publications with graduate students:
** indicates graduate student

  1. Writer JH, Brown GK, Taylor HE, Schoenfuss HL, Jahns ND**, Bartell SE**, Kiesling RL, Ferrey ML, and Barber LB. 2010. Anthropogenic Tracers, Endocrine Active Chemicals, and Endocrine Disruption in Minnesota Lakes not Impacted by Point-Source Discharges. Science of the Total Environment 409:100-111. (