Contact: Ruhl at Rowan dot edu
Rowan University: Profile
Dr. Ruhl grew up in southern Vermont and spent countless hours exploring the river behind his home and watched it change over time due to the influence of a hydroelectric dam. Dr. Ruhl took up SCUBA diving as a teenager and expanded his aquatic explorations to the mountain lakes, reservoirs, and quarries of New England, eventually becoming a SCUBA instructor with PADI. This exposure to the natural world led Dr. Ruhl to studying environmental science at Allegheny College, where he conducted his first independent research studying the effect thermal shock has on the community composition of benthic autotrophs. After graduating with a BS in Environmental Science, Dr. Ruhl completed a research internship studying the nutrient dynamics of Pymatuning Reservoir under the direction of Dr. Andrew Turner. Having officially caught the research bug, Dr. Ruhl completed a MS in Biology under the direction of Dr. Scott McRobert at Saint Joseph’s University before completing his PhD studies under the direction of Drs Warren Currie and Willem Roosenburg at Ohio University. Dr. Ruhl joined the faculty of Rowan University in 2013.