Dr. Joe is a hydrogeology professor and Director of the Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Baylor University. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1983 he has taught hydrogeology and water management in the Geosciences Department. Recently he has mentored research on the risks involved with hydraulic fracturing and overlying aquifers. His current research concentrates on the Washita Prairie and Northern segments of the Edwards Balcones Fault Zone Aquifer, the Northern Trinity Aquifer, and Brazos River Alluvium Aquifer. Dr. Joe has supervised students in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Uganda. Prior to Baylor, he was a natural resource planner for the City of Waco, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments, and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. While working as an Environmental Engineer for U.S. Steel – Texas Uranium Operations he served as president of the Texas In Situ Uranium Mining Environmental Association. He is an active member of the Geological Society of America and the National Ground Water Association.