Dr. Ingrid Luffman

A geographer from East Tennessee State University will present a talk titled “Improving Public Health and Driving Economic Development Through Watershed Restoration” at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Agenstein Hall, room 124, on the campus of Missouri Western State University. The talk by Dr. Ingrid Luffman, part of The Interdisciplinary Nature of Geography Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Luffman is an assistant professor and graduate coordinator in geosciences at East Tennessee State. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics-science and a master’s degree in earth sciences from the University of Ottawa in Canada and a doctorate in geography from the University of Tennessee. She has served as vice president of the Boone Watershed Partnership in Tennessee, a partnership between citizens, municipalities, agencies and the university to identify and address water resource issues.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.