Educational & Professional Experience
Ph.D. - Michigan Tech University (Environmental Engineering) M.S. - University of Minnesota (Physics) and Michigan Tech (Geophysics) B.S. - University of Wisconsin, River Falls (Geology)
Areas of Expertise
Hydrogeology, watershed hydrology, engineering geology, and numerical modeling
- Physical Geology
- GIS in Geology
- Environmental Geology
- Engineering Geology
- Watershed Hydrology
- Surface Water Hydrology
- Groundwater Contamination
Recent M.S. Students
See a list of my current and former students.
See what my former graduate students are doing now.
Selected Awards & Honors
Digges Distinguished Professor of Engineering Geology
Beeler, K. and R. Mitchell, 2017. Sediment and phosphorus inputs from perennial streams to Lake Whatcom, northwest Washington State. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XXII, No. 3 pp. 153-164.
Dickerson, S. and R. Mitchell, 2013. Modeling the effects of climate change forecasts on streamflow in the Nooksack River basin, Northwest Washington. Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10012
Matthews, Robin A.; Hilles, Michael; Vandersypen, Joan; Mitchell, Robert J.; and Matthews, Geoffrey B., Lake Whatcom Monitoring Project 2015/2016 Report (2017). Lake Whatcom Annual Reports. 25. http://cedar.wwu.edu/lakewhat_annualreps/25
Mitchell, Robert J.; Gabrisch, Gerry; and Matthews, Robin A., "Lake Whatcom Bathymetry and Morphology" (2010). Lake Whatcom Bathymetry Report. Paper 1. http://cedar.wwu.edu/bathymetry/1