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Watershed Institute

Phone: 715-836-4175

Educational Preparation

NSF Aeronomy & Atmospheric Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship
SRI International, Molecular Physics Laboratory

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry; Certificate in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder

B.S. Chemistry & Biochemistry; Certificate in Environmental Studies

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA

Courses Taught

CHEM 103: General Chemistry I
CHEM 115: Chemical Principles (laboratory)
CHEM 213: Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 304: Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 438: Physical and Analytical Lab (capstone)
CHEM 442: Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 444: Modern Applied Separation and Spectroscopy
ENPH 322: Radiological Health
ENV 101: Sustainability Basics and Beyond (laboratory)
LS 201: Introductory Liberal Studies Seminar
HNRS 302: Tracking the University's Carbon Footprint

Research Interests

  • Development of a novel instrumental analysis technique for measurement of trace airborne silica particles

  • Surface chemistry of reactive oxygen species formed in a low-pressure microwave-induced plasma environment

  • Development of a chromatography method to identify and quantify oxygenated species resulting from biomass emissions

  • Laboratory studies of materials for nanomirrors related to solar radiation management geoengineering

  • Surveys of climate change perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of adults and college students in the US and China 

  • Development of a campus climate action plan through stakeholder engagement

Selected Publications

Jamelske, E., Boulter, J., Jang, W., Miller, L., "Support for an International Climate Change Treaty among American and Chinese Adults" The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 9 (1), 2017, pp. 53-70. doi:10.18848/1835-7156/CGP/v09i01/53-70.

Doering, S.R., Strobush, K.M., Marschall, J., Boulter, J.E. "The Effect of Microwave-Frequency Discharge-Activated Oxygen on the Microscale Structure of Low-Temperature Water Ice Films" J. Chem. Phys. 131 (2009): 224706, doi: 0021-9606/2009/131(22)224706/12.

Boulter, J.E., Cziczo, D.J., Middlebrook, A.M., Thomson, D.S., Murphy, D.M., "Design and Performance of a Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor" Aerosol Sci. & Tech. 40 (2006): 969-976, doi: 10.1080/02786820600840984.

Boulter, J.E., Morgan, C.G., Marschall, J., "Ice Surfaces in the Mesosphere: Absence of Dangling Bonds in the Presence of Atomic Oxygen." Geophys. Res. Lett. 32 (2005): L14817, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022560.

Helmig D., Boulter J., David D., Birks J., Cullen N., Steffen K., "Ozone and Meteorological Boundary-Layer Conditions at Summit, Greenland." Atmos. Env. 36 (2002): 2595-2608, doi: 10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00129-2.