Dee, Kato

Kato T. DeePhoto of Kato Dee.

Assistant Professor Natural Resource Management

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B.S. Geology  – University of Kansas
M.S. Geology – University of Kansas

Classes Taught

ENV-101 Introduction to Environmental Science
AGY-240 Introductory Soil Science
CHE-111 General College Chemistry I
GEY-111 Introduction to Physical GeologyPhoto of Kato Dee in lab coat in Timberline Analytical Lab.
GEY-135 Environmental Geology
NRE-121 Introduction to Hydrology
NRE-127 Field Monitoring Techniques
NRE-221 Advanced Hydrology
NRE-227 Reclamation Site Monitoring
NRE-226 Wetlands Monitoring
NRE-211 Environmental Policies and Economics
NRE-214 Environmental Issues and Ethics
NRE-275 Instrumentation and Analysis


Phillips 66 Minority Scholarship (1999-2000)
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship (1999-2000) Recipient of the AISES EPA/Tribal Lands Scholarship (1998-1999)
Chairman’s Award for Geology Department, University of Kansas (1998)
Native American Student Association educational achievement scholarship (1998-1999) Navajo Nation Scholarship (1993-1997, 1999)
Navajo Nation Graduate Scholarship (2009)
Pratt-Angino Geochemistry Scholarship (1998-1999)
Chevron Diversity Fellowship (2009 – current)

Personal Interests

Trail running, skiing (with the family and backcountry); mountaineering, fishing, live music, Jayhawk basketball (RCJHGKU), cooking, and “playing” in the lab.

More on Kato

Currently a PhD candidate (2009 – current) in environmental chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines researching the characteristics of dissolved organic carbon in acid mine drainage impacted watersheds and implications on copper toxicity for aquatic organisms. Prior to employment at CMC, employed in the environmental consulting industry for 5 ½ years working on various environmental remediation, characterization, and contaminant fate and transport projects.

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