Julie Coonrod


Title with Advance at UNM:

Internal Advisory Board

Your background in academia:

Dr. Julie E. Allred Coonrod is a professor in the department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Coonrod holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. Her research has focused on issues relating to the Middle Rio Grande, including bosque evapotranspiration estimates, climate change impacts on streamflow, and the intersection of restoration and flood control goals. She directs the Hydraulics Lab where physical models of storm water structures are built for the local flood control authority and the Department of Transportation. In addition to traditional water resources courses, she teaches a graduate level course that emphasizes the modeling capabilities of GIS.