Dr. Sheila J. Roberts

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  • Position: Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Acting
  • Phone: 419-372-0354
  • Email: sjrober@bgsu.edu
  • Address: Room 247, Overman Hall

Education & Experience:


Ph.D., University of Arizona (1992)
M.S., University of Arizona (1988)
B.S., Colorado School of Mines (1986)

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Acting (2018-present)
Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University (2000-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University (1994-2000)
Post-doctoral research scientist, Louisiana State University (1992-1994)


Specialty Areas of Interest:


Environmental Geochemistry
Groundwater Hydrology
Environmental Geology


Current BGSU Courses:


Introduction to Geology (undergrad)
Earth Environments (undergrad)
Environmental Geology (undergrad)
Introduction to Hydrogeology (undergrad)
Groundwater Hydrogeology (grad)
Aqueous Geochemistry (grad)


Recent and Current Research or Grants:


Collecting and analyzing water samples from the Ottawa River in Toledo, OH to determine the how the chemistry of the water changes spatially and temporally and to identify any contamination of the water with metals.

Collecting and analyzing groundwater samples from Wood County, OH to determine how groundwater chemistry changes spatially and to identify any potential contamination of groundwater with metals from sewage sludge applied to agricultural fields.


Recent Peer Reviewed Publications and Submissions:


Neupane, G. and Roberts, S.J., 2008, Quantitative Comparison of Heavy Metals and As Accumulation in Agricultural and Forest Soils near Bowling Green, Ohio, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, DOI 10.1007/s11270-008-9811-z.

Roberts, S.J., Gottgens J.F., Spongberg, A.L., Evans, J.E. and Levine, N.S., 2007, Assessing potential removal of low-head dams in urban settings: An example from the Ottawa River, NW Ohio, Environmental Management, v. 39, p. 113-124.

Braun, G.M., Levine, N.S., Roberts, S.J. and Samel, A.N., 2003, A geographic information systems methodology for the identification of groundwater recharge areas in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal, v. 9, p. 267-278.

Evans, J.E., Levine, N.S., Roberts, S.J. and Gottgens, J.F., Newman, D.M., 2002, Assessment using GIS and sediment routing of the proposed removal of Balville Dam, Sandusky River, Ohio, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 38, p. 1549-1565.

Levine, N.S., Roberts, S.J.,and Aring, J.L., 2002, Geological Controls on the Distribution of Selected Inorganic Ions in Ohio Groundwater, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal, v. VIII, p. 319-328.

Pesci, M.S., Roberts, S.J., and Levine, N.S., 2002, Metal concentrations in soils from a woodlot and former coal storage area on the campus of Bowling Green State University, The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, v. 76, p. 72-82.


Updated: 08/05/2020 12:06PM