Jason Hubbart

Jason Hubbart

Professor, Associate Dean of Research, and Associate Director of the West Virginia Experiment Station

4121 Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
1194 Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Phone: 304-293-2472

Research Interests

Physical Hydrology, Environmental Biophysics, Ecological Physics, Climate Change, Climate Variance, Plant Water Use, Organizational Change and Development

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 2007, Natural Resources: Physical Hydrology, Watershed Management, and Environmental Biophysics, The University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA,  Measuring and Modeling Hydrologic Response to Timber Harvest in a Continental/Maritime Mountainous Environment
  • M.S., 2002, Biology: Forest Ecology and Mammalogy, California State University Fresno, Fresno, California, USA, Chemical Composition of the Hair of the California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) as an Indicator of Heavy Metals and Environmental Stress
  • B.S., 2000, Ecology, California State University Fresno, Fresno, California, USA
  • Certificate, June 2020, Executive Leadership. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Hubbart is the Associate Dean for Research for the Division for Land-Grant Engagement at West Virginia University, which includes the Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, WVU Extension, and the Center for Community Engagement. He is also the Associate Director of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station. As Associate Dean and Associate Director, Hubbart is the primary research point of contact for the Division's faculty, staff, and administrators. He oversees formula-funded projects, assigns faculty to NIMSS system projects, and submits annual reports for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Hubbart manages annual College research expenditures exceeding $25 million, leads Graduate Student Programming and International Programs, and supervises College facilities. He also leads Federal funding agency interactions and strategic research planning for the USDA Workplan and represents WVU in regional agricultural experiment station meetings. He further serves West Virginia as the gubernatorial appointee to the Science and Technical Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program, represents West Virginia as a member of the Northeast Climate Hub, and is the state's ambassador to the World Bank Global Water Partnership. Dr. Hubbart is a formally trained forest and physical hydrologist and is a full professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environments of Davis College. Dr. Hubbart has been awarded (as PI or Co-PI) over $46M in external grants. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles ranging from hydrological processes to water quality, many with his nearly 30 completed M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students. He also studies and publishes on organizational development and change.

Other Research

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