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PhD (2007) Geography, University of Oklahoma
MS (1999) Applied Geophysics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
BS (1992) Physics, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
I joined the excellent team of faculty in the department of Geography and Earth sciences here at Shippensburg University in fall of 2007. I am a Physicist-turned Geographer with primary teaching and research interests in Hydrology and near-surface Geophysics. Before proceeding to the University of Oklahoma for doctoral studies in Geography, I was a full-time faculty in the department of Physics, University of Jos, Nigeria, where I had taught for five years. Prior to my arrival at Ship, I also worked briefly for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board as a groundwater scientist. I am very excited to be back full-time in the classroom, the place I was born for. I enjoy teaching and mentoring students. I teach a variety of courses and conduct inter-disciplinary research but I consider myself a groundwater scientist primarily. Recently, my research, which involves both undergraduate and graduate students, has focused on water resources, shallow geophysics, and climate variability. I also have also have published research on the impacts of climate variability on shallow alluvial aquifers in semiarid environments.
- Groundwater Modeling
- Water Quality
- Hydroclimatic Variability
- Environmental Geophysics
- Water Resource Economics
- ESS 111: Intro to the Atmosphere
- GEO 101: World Geography
- GEO 226: Hydrology
- GEO 415: Regional Geographic Studies: Africa
- GEO 490: Selected topics: Field techniques II (Geophysics)
Tarhule A., Zume, J., and Grijsen, J. (2013). Exploring temporal hydroclimatic variability in the Niger Basin (1901-2006) using observed and reanalysis data. In review, International Journal of Climatology.
Zume Joseph (2011). Assessing the potential risks of burial practices on groundwater quality in rural north-central Nigeria. Journal of Water and Health vol 9 (3), 609–616.
Zume Joseph and Aondover Tarhule (2011). Modelling the response of an alluvial aquifer to anthropogenic and recharge stresses in the United States Southern Great Plains. J. Earth Syst. Sci. vol 120 (4) 557-572.
Zume Joseph and Aondover Tarhule (2008). Simulating the impacts of groundwater pumping on stream-aquifer dynamics in semiarid northwestern Oklahoma, U.S.A. Hydrogeology Journal, vol 16 (4), 797-810.
Zume Joseph and Aondover Tarhule (2006). Precipitation and streamflow variability in northwestern Oklahoma, 1894-2003. Physical Geography, vol 27 (3) 189-205.
Zume Joseph, Aondover Tarhule, and Scott Christenson (2006). Subsurface imaging of an abandoned solid waste landfill site in Norman, Oklahoma. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, vol.26 (2) 62-69.
Zume Joseph (2013) Using near-surface geophysics to image a closed landfill site at Letterkenny Army Depot near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, CA
Moore Molly and Joseph Zume (2013) Evaluating the state of surface water quality around areas of natural gas drilling activity in the northern-tier Susquehanna watershed within Pennsylvania. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, CA
Kameelah Temple and Joseph Zume (2013) Effects of land use change on the discharge of the middle and lower Susquehanna River. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, CA
Zume Joseph and Sean Cornell (2013) Breaking the barriers of traditional education: A Curriculum Bridge approach to STEM education at shippensburg University. Annual meeting of the northeast Geological Society of America (NEGSA), Brentwood, NH.
Simmons Keri and Zume Joseph (2013) On the merit of hands-on education: Imaging a buried old stream channel in a shallow alluvial floodplain using near-surface geophysics. Annual meeting of the northeast Geological Society of America (NEGSA), Brentwood, NH.
Cornell Sean and Joseph Zume (2013) Enhancing an introductory Geology course through the integration of shallow geophysical imaging technology (SIT) into field-based laboratories. Annual meeting of the northeast Geological Society of America (NEGSA), Brentwood, NH.
Kameelah Temple and Joseph Zume (2012) Exploring the connections between land use/land cover (LULC) change and storm response in the Lower and Middle Susquehanna River Basins. Annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS), Salisbury, MD
Kelsall Megan and Joseph Zume (2012) Analyzing nutrient loads and stream discharge time series of three major rivers draining into the Chesapeake Bay. Annual meeting of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Shippensburg, PA
Zume Joseph (2012) Integrating Near-surface geophysics into an undergraduate Geoenvironmental curriculum at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania-a curriculum bridge approach. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York, NY
Neal Kerrigan, Sean Cornell, and Dana Heston (2012) Geophysical investigation of the Burd Run buried stream channel in the colluvial fill of the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania. Annual meeting of the northeast Geological Society of America (NEGSA), Hartford, CT.
Kameelah Temple and Joseph Zume (2011) Analyzing the response of the Susquehanna River to Tropical Storm Lee. Annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS), Indiana, PA
Neal Kerrigan, Stephanie Keiffer, and Joseph Zume (2011) Geoelectrical Investigation of Karst Features around Shippensburg, PA. Annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS), Indiana, PA
Zume Joseph (2011) Streamflow Time Series Analysis for the Lower Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle, Washington
Zume Joseph (2010) Water and Sustainability, a 21st Century Challenge in Rural West Africa. Annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Zume Joseph (2009) Burial Practices versus Groundwater Quality in Rural Central Nigeria. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, Nevada
Zume Joseph (2008) Precipitation and Streamflow Time Series Analyses in the Lower Susquehanna River Basin. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Boston, Massachusetts
Funded & Ongoing Projects
SU Academic Quality Improvement Grant- May 2013 "Enhancing Field-based GEO-ESS Courses using Videography", with Sean Cornell ($4,819).
SU College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Research Grant- May 2013 "Assessing the Impacts of Land Use on surface water Quality in the Cumberland Valley" with student, Megan Kelsall ($1322)
SU Sumer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Grant-May 2012 “Understanding Spring-Aquifer Dynamics in Central Pennsylvania: A Visionary and Problem-based engagement of students in an undergraduate hydrology Course at Shippensburg University” with student, Maegan Ferry ($750)
NSF-CCLI (2010-2013)- “Integrating geophysical imaging technology into the Geoenvironmental undergraduate curriculum at Shippensburg University” with Sean Cornell, ($196,902)
SU Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching (CFEST) Research Grant (2008)- Investigating the impacts of burial practices on groundwater quality in rural central Nigeria ($5960)