Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner worked at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) from 1999 to 2019 before moving to work at the University of Louisville. His research focuses on mitigating human impact on the environment. This involves the disciplines of sustainability science and engineering to approach the overlap of social, ecological, and technological problems, such as dam removals and analyzing the dangers of PFAS/PFOA compounds present in soils and groundwater. In his twenty years at UNH, Dr. Gardner mentored a few dozen undergraduate researchers; he believes that mentoring eager, responsive, and engaged people makes for a fun, interesting, and satisfying experience. He thinks that learning to write for Inquiry’s broader audience is incredibly useful for students in his discipline. Because Inquiry interfaces with members of the public who come from diverse backgrounds, he says, it is critical to recognize your audience and to speak and write appropriately.