At BVU since 2007
Melinda Coogan's website

Degrees Held

A.A., Stephens College
B.S., East Carolina University
M.S., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Works published

2008 Coogan Melinda Ann. Bioaccumulation of triclocarban, triclosan, and methyl-triclosan in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant receiving stream and effects of triclosan on algal lipid synthesis. University of North Texas Electronic Theses and Dissertation (OCLC: 191865727)

2008 Coogan, M.A. and T.W. La Point. Snail bioaccumulation of triclocarban, triclosan, and methyl-triclosan in a North Texas, USA, stream affected by wastewater treatment plant runoff. Environ Toxicol Chem, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 1788 - 1793.

2007 Coogan, M.A, R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. Chemosphere 67, 1911-1918.

2009 Coogan, M.A., M.J. Murphy, S.E. Jenkins, and M.A. Romano. Effects of reduced rates of glyphosate and 2,4-D on Silphium perfoliatum L. Ecological Restoration, 0:000-000.

2009 Coogan, M.A, B.J. Venables, and K.D. Chapman. Triclosan effects on algal lipid synthesis. 04/2009 Coogan, Melinda. Outlet Creek (IA) Project. Wetland Symposium: Reinvesting in Iowa’s Natural Capital, Des Moines, IA.

04/2009 Coogan, Melinda. Water quality in the Storm Lake (IA) area. Storm Lake Cancer Task Force, Storm Lake, IA.

10/2008 Coogan, Melinda A. Building a template for remediation of Outlet Creek, Iowa with constructed wetlands. Raccoon River Watershed Association Conference, Des Moines, IA.

12/2007 Coogan, Melinda and Todd Wical. Investigations of Escherichia coli, nitrate, and phosphate levels within Outlet Creek, Iowa. Raccoon River Watershed Association Conference, Des Moines, IA.

06/2007 Coogan, M.A, R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. National Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, Sacramento, CA.

04/2007 Coogan, M.A. Bioaccumulation of triclocarban, triclosan, and methyl-triclosan in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant receiving stream and effects of triclosan on algal lipid synthesis. Seminar Presentation and Public Defense for PhD in Environmental Sciences, UNT, Denton, TX.

11/2006 Coogan, M.A., C.A. Waggoner, R.E. Edziyie, W.T. Waller, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables, D.A. Kunz. Antimicrobials in a wastewater treatment plant receiving stream: algal bioaccumulation and microbial resistance. SETAC Conference, Montreal, Canada

10/2006 Coogan, M.A., R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. South Central Chapter, Society of Wetland Scientists, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

05/2006 Coogan, M.A, R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL.

04/2006 Coogan, M.A, R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. Environmental Science Seminar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 11/2008 Coogan, M.A and T.W. La Point. Snail bioaccumulation of triclocarban, triclosan, and methyltriclosan in a North Texas, USA, stream affected by wastewater treatment plant runoff. National SETAC Conference, Tampa, FL.

05/2006 Coogan, M.A, R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. South Central SETAC Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

11/2005 Coogan, M.A, R.E. Edziyie, T.W. La Point, B.J. Venables. Algal bioaccumulation of antimicrobials in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving stream. National SETAC Conference, Baltimore, MD.

05/2005 Coogan, M.A., S.E. Jenkins, M.J. Murphy. Effects of simulated herbicide spray drift on Silphium perfoliatum. South Central SETAC Conference, Balcone Springs Conference Center, Marble Falls, TX.

11/2004 Coogan, M.A., S.E. Jenkins, M.J. Murphy. Effects of simulated herbicide spray drift on Silphium perfoliatum. National SETAC Conference, Portland, OR.

Honors

Wythe Award winner, Buena Vista University (2010)

Wythe Award nomination, Buena Vista University (2009)

Women of Excellence Award Nomination, United Way, Sioux City, IA (2009)

Sigma Xi, Research Society (2007)

South Central Chapter, Society of Wetland Scientists First Place Platform Presentation (2006).

South Central Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Conference First Place Poster (2006)

Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society (1978)

Chi Beta Phi, Scientific Honor Society (1978)

International Experience

BVU January Term, 2008 and 2009 I taught two three-week Tropical Ecology courses in Costa Rica.

Interests

Kayaking, sailing, and playing the violin.