Edward Bouwer earned his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and science from Stanford University in 1982. Dr. Bouwer has been on the Johns Hopkins faculty for 25 years and greatly enjoys interacting and working with students. He teaches courses in Water Quality, Engineering Microbiology, and Biological Processes for Water & Wastewater Treatment. His research focuses on defining and managing environmental risks and how to interpret human and ecological health risk data. Dr. Bouwer directs the Center for Contaminant Transport, Fate, and Remediation, which studies the effects of pollution in Maryland's urban environments and communicates these findings to the public. He serves on the managing editorial board for Biodegradation and on the editorial boards for the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology and Environmental Engineering Science. In his spare time he enjoys photography, exercise, and volunteering with the Boy Scouts.