Whitney Pagan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Urban and Agricultural Water Quality

Phone: 706-542-1222


2209 ISTEM Bldg. 2
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Whitney Pagan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Georgia. She earned a B.S. and M.S. degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on Integrated Hydrologic Systems which encompasses her expertise in hydrology across natural, urban, and agricultural landscapes. She has experience with both hydrologic modeling and field monitoring of soil erosion, urban hydrology and green infrastructure, agricultural water quality, and circular agricultural systems. She is actively involved in the Executive Committee for the young professionals community of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).


  • 2020-Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Concentration- University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • 2016-M.S. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Environmental & Natural Resources Concentration, Oklahoma State University
  • 2014- B.S. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Honors Degree, Spanish Minor,  Oklahoma State University

Professional Appointments

  • 2023- Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • 2022- USDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2020- Postdoctoral Scholar, Pennsylvania State University

Area of Specialty

Urban hydrology, agricultural water availability and quality, stormwater mitigation, green infrastructure, and circular agricultural systems

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page


Whitney Pagan – Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (
Integrated Hydrologic Systems Lab (