Andrea Lorene Ludwig, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
  Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Office: 304 Biosys Eng Soil Sci Office
Phone: (865) 974-7238

Focus: Ecological Engineering

  • Urban and Residential Stormwater Management
Educational & Research Programs
  • Sustainable Residential Landscapes - Tennessee Smart Yards
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Backyard STEM for Tennessee 4H

Biographical sketch

Dr. Andrea Ludwig is an Associate Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Department at the University of Tennessee. She has worked as the State Stormwater Management Specialist for UT Extension since 2010, and in that role, works with local municipal governments to help support their green infrastructure programs and is the co-director of Tennessee Smart Yards, which is an sustainable landscaping educational program that seeks to certify private property across the state as “Tennessee Smart Yards.” She serves as the Chair of the Watershed Faculty Consortium at UT, a long-time member of the American Ecological Engineering Society, and one of the faculty advisors for the student club the Hydrolunteers.

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2006
B.S. Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2004


Obed Watershed
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.