Current Staff

Director, Indiana Clean Lakes Program

Phone:
(812) 855-6905
Email:
mlaney@indiana.edu
Website:
https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profiles/faculty/full-time/laney-melissa.html

Melissa Laney is the director of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program, a statewide public lake monitoring program that is part of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)'s Office of Water Management. She has written a series of reports on lakes and watersheds for government agencies. Melissa graduated from Indiana University's School of Public & Environmental Affairs in 1999 with an M.S.E.S. in Applied Ecology. She now serves as a senior lecturer at her alma mater and is the Limnology Lab's project manager & quality control officer.

Lab Manager

Phone:
(812) 855-7980
Email:
sarellis@indiana.edu
Website:
https://spea.indiana.edu/faculty-research/directory/profiles/faculty/part-time/powers-sarah.html

Sarah is the limnology lab manager, overseeing its day-to-day operations.  She also coordinates the Citizen Science Program as part of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program. Sarah is an adjunct professor at IU SPEA teaching several courses including Intro to Environmental Sciences (SPEA-E 272) and Techniques of Environmental Science (SPEA-E 375). Sarah graduated from IU SPEA with a B.S. in environmental management in 2008 followed by her M.S. in environmental science in 2011. 

CLP Crew Member

Email:
cdshumat@umail.iu.edu
Website:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/coryshumate

Cory is a crew-member of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program. In addition to performing field and laboratory analyses, he is one of the limnology lab’s plankton taxonomists and maintains the Limnology Lab and Clean Lakes Program’s website. Cory graduated from Old Dominion University in 2013 with a B.S. in Ocean and Earth Studies and is currently pursuing an M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. focusing in Water Management at Indiana University with an expected graduation date of May 2018. In his free time, Cory enjoys running, hiking, and scuba diving.