Dennis Gilfillan is a 2008 graduate of Appalachian State University, with a B.S. in Physics-Secondary Education and a minor in mathematics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University in 2018, with research focusing on applying multivariate statistics to understand fate and transport of microbial indicators. He has a diverse teaching background, from mathematics and physics at the high school level to undergraduate environmental health sciences courses at ETSU. His current role as a postdoctoral research scholar is maintaining and updating the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) annual time series of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement manufacture. This dataset is important for the global carbon budget, informs international climate mitigation policies, and is widely used by researchers and the general public. When not in his office or around campus, Dennis can be found playing in the streams and forests surrounding Boone.
Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department: Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8336