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Dr. Katherine Springer (Kay) Amey

Assistant Professor
Currently teaching Geography and Geology at Kent State University at Ashtabula. Worked in the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation at Battelle Institute and Eagon and Associates in Columbus, Ohio, the U.S. Forest Service-Geologic Field Mapping, in Sitka, Alaska, URS consulting, and 10 years at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste, Drinking Water, and Groundwater. Traveled extensively and studied cultures, while living in Singapore for five years. Taught Physical Geography at Cleveland State University, Environmental Law and Environmental Geology at Hiram College, and Earth Dynamics Lab and Lecture at Kent State University Kent Campus as a Doctoral student on a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant in the GK-12 program, with Inquiry-based Approaches to Earth Systems Science.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Amey, Katherine Springer (2015) Hydrology And Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Of Cold Headwater Streams In Northeast Ohio Supporting Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), The Ohio Journal Of Science, Volume 115, No. 1.

Amey, Katherine Springer (2014) Revised Predictive Model For Successful Introduction Of Native Ohio Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) In Select Streams In Geauga And Lake Counties, Ohio, The Ohio Journal Of Science, Volume 114, No. 2.

Amey, Katherine Springer (2011) Hydrology And Predictive Model Of Headwater Streams And The Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions Supporting Brook Trout Habitat In Northeast Ohio. (Electronic Dissertation

Amey, Katherine Springer, and Paul Anderson (2015) Sensitive and Cold-Water Taxa with Ecological Indicators of Past and Present Headwater Macroinvertebrates Field Evaluation Index (HMFEI) of Eight Streams (submitted Ecological Indicators)

Research Areas
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Geography
Grand, Ashtabula and Conneaut River Partnership, Ashtabula County, Ohio
The Ohio Academy of Science
Geological Society of America

The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE): The National Honor Society for Earth Sciences
Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI): The WRRI facilitates and coordinates collaborative research in aquatic sciences across departmental boundaries. The institute fosters a broad based approach to evaluation and analysis of environmental problems related to water use.
Brook Trout Advisory Committee: Formed by the Geauga Park District including members of Ohio EPA-DSW, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Fish and Wildlife, and Trout Unlimited.
Dr. Katherine Springer (Kay) Amey
Department of Geography
8:30 am Monday and 8:30 am Tuesday
Fall 2015
  • GEOG 10160 - 200 Introduction To Geography
  • GEOL 11042 - 200 Earth And Life Through Time
  • GEOL 11043 - 200 Earth Life Through Time Lab
  • GEOG 17063 - 200 World Geography
  • GEOL 21062 - 200 Environmental Earth Science