Phillip Scheuerman

Phillip Scheuerman  
Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Phone: (423) 439-7078
Email:
Personal Website: http://faculty.etsu.edu/philsche/
Office: Room 55A, Lamb Hall

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1984)
M.S., Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1978)
B.S., Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1975)


Courses Taught

ENVH 3100 - Water Supplies and Wastewater Treatment
ENVH 4387 - Biological Analysis
ENVH 5200 - Environmental Chemistry
ENVH 5250 - Environmental Microbiology
ENVH 5640 - Environmental Risk Assessment
ENVH 5910 - Seminar
ENVH 5610 - Water Pollution Control


Research Focus
  • Environmental Microbiology & Water Quality
  • Fate and Transport of Pathogens in Soil and Water
  • Indicators of Fecal Pollution in Soil and Water
  • Environmental exposure assessment and Risk Analysis of Pathogen
  • Environmental monitoring and remediation using microbial activity.


Selected Publications

Hall. K.K and Scheuerman, P.R. 2015 Development of Multiple Regression Models to Predict Sources of Fecal Pollution. Submitted to the Journal of Environmental Quality.

Hall. K.K., Evanshen, B.G., Maier, K.J. and Scheuerman, P.R. 2014 Application of Multivariate Statistical Methodology to Model Factors Influencing Fate and Transport of Fecal Pollution in Surface Waters. Journal of Environmental Quality 43:358-370

Pokhrel, L. R., Dubey, B., & Scheuerman, P. R. (2014). Natural water chemistry (dissolved organic carbon, pH, and hardness) modulates colloidal stability, dissolution, and antimicrobial activity of citrate functionalized silver nanoparticles. Environmental Science: Nano, 1(1), 45-54.

Pokhrel, L. R., Dubey, B., & Scheuerman, P. R. (2013). Impacts of Select Organic Ligands on the Colloidal Stability, Dissolution Dynamics, and Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles. Environmental science & technology, 47(22), 12877-12885.

Pokhrel, L. R., P. R. Scheuerman, and B. Dubey. 2013 "Evaluation of Experimental Design Options in Environmental Nano-Science Research." Expert Opin Environ Biol 2 (1): 2.

Pokhrel LR, Silva T, Dubey B, El Badawy AM, Tolaymat TM, Scheuerman PR. Rapid screening of aquatic toxicity of several metal-based nanoparticles using the MetPLATE™ bioassay. Sci Total Environ. 2012 Jun 1;426:414-22. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.049. Epub 2012 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 22521164.

Pokhrel, L.R., B Dubey, and P.R. Scheuerman. 2011. Pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment: A critical appraisal of uncertainty and knowledge gaps in human health risk assessment. NESAJ PATRA 8(1): 4-13.

Fisher, S., N.S. Nicholas, and P. R. Scheuerman. 2002. Dendrochemical Analysis of Lead and Calcium in Southern Appalachian American Beech. J. ENVIRON. QUAL., VOL. 31, JULY–AUGUST

Chapman, K.K, M.J. Benton, R.O., Brinkhurst,  and P.R. Scheuerman. 1999. Use of the aquatic oligochaetes Lumbriculus variegatus and Tubifex tubifex for assessing the toxicity of copper and cadmium in spiked-sediment toxicity bioassay. Environ. Toxicol. 14(2):271-278

Morgan, M., P. Scheuerman, C. Bishop, and R. Pyles. 1996. The teratogenic potential of atrazine and 2,4-D using FETAX. J. Toxicol and Environ Health. 48:151-168.

Scheuerman, P.R., S.R. Farrah, and G. Bitton. 1991. Laboratory studies of virus survival during aerobic and anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge. Water Res. 25:241-245.

Scheuerman, P.R. The Environmental Health of Appalachia and the Role of the Environmental Health Program at ETSU.


Presentations at State, National, and International Meetings:

Farris, J.L., P.R. Scheuerman, and D. Cherry. 2013. Patterns of macroinvertebrate responses in South Indian Creek and tributaries receiving mineral contributions throughout an elaborate interstate construction project for Tennessee and North Carolina. Presented at the Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting. November 10 – 13, 2013 Austin Texas.

Hall, K.K. and P.R. Scheuerman. Development of multiple regression models to predict sources of fecal pollution in the Watauga River watershed in Northeast Tennessee. Abstract, American Society for Microbiology, 2013, 113th General Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Pokhrel LR, Scheuerman PR, Tolaymat TM, Dubey B. (2012) Potential impacts of metal nanoparticles on the growth and development of crop plants. Appalachian Student Research Forum, April 5, Johnson City, TN.

Pokhrel LR, Dubey B, Scheuerman PR. (2012) Potential developmental toxicity of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles to the terrestrial plants. 28th Int'l Conference on Soil, Sediment, Water, and Energy, October 15-18, Amherst, MA.

Pokhrel LR, Scheuerman PR, Dubey B. (2012) Ecological risk assessment of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 28-30 (full length paper).

Pokhrel LR, Dubey B, Scheuerman PR. (2012) Developmental phytotoxicity of silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles to the crop plants. NEHA Conference, June 28-30, San Diego, CA. (Winner of NEHA/CDC/AEHAP Student Competition Research Award 2012).

Hall, K.K, B.G. Evanshen, K.J. Maier, P.R. Scheuerman. Application of Multivariate Statistical Analyses to Microbial Water Quality Parameters in Four Geographically Similar Creeks in Northeast Tennessee to Identify Patterns Associating Land Use to Fecal Pollution Sources. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2008).

Evanshen, B.G., K.J. Maier, and P.R. Scheuerman. Comparison Study of the Averaged Sediment Microbial Enzyme Activities in Four Fecally-Contaminated streams in the Same Watershed in Northeast Tennessee to Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Nitrate Concentration, and Phosphate Concentration. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2007).

Gallagher, L. K., B. G. Evanshen, K. J. Maier and P. R. Scheuerman. Bacterial Source Tracking in the Sinking Creek Watershed, using Antibiotic Resistance Analysis (ARA) and Ribotyping. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2007).

Hall, K.K., L.K. Gallagher, B.G. Evanshen, K.J. Maier and P.R. Scheuerman. Comparison of Microbial Water Quality Parameters in Four Geographically Similar Creeks In Northeast Tennessee Using Multivariate Statistical Analyses.  Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2007)

Evanshen, B.G., K.J. Maier, and P.R. Scheuerman. Comparison Study of Sediment Microbial Enzyme Activities to Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Nitrate Concentration, Phosphate Concentration in the Sediments of a Fecally-Contaminated Stream in Northeast Tennessee Relative to Season and Land Use. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2006).

Hall, K.K., L.K. Gallagher, B.G. Evanshen, K.J. Maier and P.R. Scheuerman. Comparison of Microbial Water Quality Parameters of Four Geographically Similar Creeks in Northeast Tennessee.  Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2006).

Dulaney, D. R., K. J. Maier, and P. R. Scheuerman.  Data requirements for developing effective pathogen TMDLs.  Presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting (2005).

Dulaney, D. R., K. J. Maier, and P. R. Scheuerman.  Evaluation of Data Requirements for Developing Effective Pathogen TMDLs.  Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2005).

Evanshen, B. G., K. J. Maier, and P. R. Scheuerman.  A Comparison Study of Microbial Enzyme Activities and Coliforms in the Sediments of a Fecally-contaminated Tennessee Stream Relative to Season and Land Use. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting (2005).

Smith, E. C., P. R. Scheuerman, and K. J. Maier.  Toxicity of nanomaterials to aquatic organisms.  Presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting (2005).

Scheuerman, P.R., Maier, K.J., Luffman, I.E., Craig, C.L., Chase, K.R. Development of a TMDL implementation plan for fecal coliform reduction in Tennessee. Abstract. Annual Meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Portland Oregon (2004).

Dulaney, D. R., M. S. Floresguerra, K. J. Maier and P. R. Scheuerman. The evaluation of selected chemical and biological parameters associated with the Sinking Creek TMDL. Abstract. Annual Meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Austin Texas (2003).

Holt, T.D., P. R. Scheuerman, and K. J. Maier. Long-term road construction impacts on water quality and fish communities. Abstract. Annual Meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Austin Texas (2003).

Scheuerman, P.R., D.R. Dulaney, M. S. Floresguerra and K. J. Maier. The use of fecal coliform source tracking for remediation of pathogen impaired surface waters. Abstract. Annual Meeting Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Austin Texas (2003).


Invited Talks:

1992 In situ bioremediation potential at creosote contaminated sites. Seminar Department of Biology Tennessee Technological University, Cookville, TN.

Selected Research

Scheuerman, P. Water Quality Monitoring: Continued services on pollution identification for area creeks and tributaries. TVA, 2010.

Scheuerman, P. Water Quality Surveys on Tributaries in the Boone Watershed. TVA, 2008.

Scheuerman, P. Water Quality Surveys on Little Limestone Creek. Town of Jonesborough, 2008.

Scheuerman, P. Pollution Source Identification for Area Creeks/Tributaries. TVA, 2008.


Personal Interests

Backpacking; Mountain Biking; Music

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