Kevin H. Gardner
Kevin H. Gardner is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is the vice provost of research. Dr. Gardner began working at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 1999 and is focused on mitigating the human impact on the environment. He specializes in sustainability and the remediation of contamination. In recent years, Dr. Gardner has worked to develop samplers for analyzing PFAS/PFOA compounds in soils and groundwater. Because UNH is a land grant institution, he feels a responsibility to conduct research that is relevant and important to the state. Dr. Gardner says that Alexa’s project “was super difficult because the analysis is so challenging and we really aren’t set up for it yet . . . I certainly gained knowledge and experience from Alexa’s work.” Dr. Gardner believes that writing for Inquiry is a critical experience, because many disciplines interface with the public and clients from diverse businesses, and it is important to be able to recognize your audience and speak and write appropriately.