Andy RostFull Professor of Science; Dean of Academic AffairsScience
Hydrology, Environmental Science
- BA, Political Science, University of Vermont
- MS, Hydrology, University of Nevada, Reno
- PhD, Hydrology, University of Nevada, Reno
Andy Rost received his doctorate in hydrology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied stream algae. He has been teaching undergraduate courses in fields ranging from earth, ecology, and environmental sciences. His teaching practices emphasize interdisciplinary perspectives and highlight immersive field experiences and the mentoring of undergraduate research projects.
After becoming the department chair, he has been able to secure external funding to support the department and continue to collaborate with researchers and educators within and beyond the SNC campus to improving undergraduate science education. Throughout these experiences Andy has stayed rooted in and inspired by the rivers, ranges, and landscapes that are central to his professional life. When he is not working, you are likely to find him in these wild places with his wife and three kids.