University of Tennessee
John Tyner is an Associate Professor of Hydrology in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at the University of Tennessee. He is both a registered engineer and a registered geologist and has degrees from both fields. His primary research interest is vadose zone hydrology, but he is increasingly conducting research on urban hydrology. John is currently working with a group of engineers from the University of Tennessee to write the state’s environmental conservation office’s hydrologic model for stormwater runoff and infiltration prediction. His research has yielded 32 peer reviewed manuscripts and patents.
John has taught approximately 50 university classes with titles ranging from Hydrology, to Engineering Design, to Learn to Sail. In 2011, he was awarded his college’s outstanding teacher award, in 2014 his department’s outstanding teacher award.
Prior to his academic career, John served as a surface warfare officer in the US Navy aboard the USS Copeland (FFG-25) home ported in San Diego. He later worked as a geoscientist for a large environmental consulting firm in Irvine, Calif. John continues to consult, mostly on issues related to the environmental effects of coal mining on local hydrology.
When John isn’t working, he can generally be found messing around in one of his sailboats.