Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Carolyn Voter

Assistant Professor
360C DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-2440
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2019 | Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering | University of Wisconsin-Madison
2012 | B.S. Civil Engineering | Bucknell University


Carolyn Voter is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and a core faculty member of the Center for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then spent 2 years as a Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellow in the Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She joined the University of Delaware in 2022.

Voter’s research focuses on the challenges of sustainably managing water resources and restoring ecosystem services in a world where urbanization is expanding, agricultural demand is intensifying, and the climate is changing. Her research involves synthesizing empirical data and using physicallybased hydrologic models to 1) push the boundaries of our integrated understanding of water resources and ecology, then 2) identify key ecohydrologic control points – times, places, or processes – where management actions are most effective. She works to keep our cities resilient and ensure our agriculture is sustainable through transformative science paired with strong connections with stakeholders.


  • Coastal and Ocean
  • Environmental and Water Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Water


  1. Voter, C.B. and S.P. Loheide II. 2021. Climatic Controls on the Hydrologic Effects of Urban Low Impact Development Practices. Environmental Research Letters, 16(6): 064021.

  2. Voter, C.B. and S.P. Loheide II. 2020. Where and When Soil Amendment is Most Effective as a Low Impact Development Practice in Residential Areas. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 56 (5): 776–789.

  3. Voter, C.B. and S.P. Loheide II. 2018. Urban Residential Surface and Subsurface Hydrology: Synergistic Effects of Low-Impact Features at the Parcel-Scale. Water Resources Research, 54.

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