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Tara Troy

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position: Assistant Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Address: STEPS Building, Room 366
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-2595

Areas of Research

  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Hydrology
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Environmental Change


Dr. Troy's research lies at the intersection of climate, water, and food, with a particular interest in understanding the role of climate variability on water supply and demand across a variety of scales. To do this, she uses a computational hydrologic model, remote sensing, in situ measurements, and reanalysis products with work focusing on developing numerical models that include human activities, such as irrigation, and high resolution flood modeling.

Prior to joining Lehigh's faculty, Dr. Troy was an associate research scientist for the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University. She is an author on more than 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at both domestic and international conferences. She is a guest editor for a special issue of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences and is serving on the American Geophysical Union's Hydrology Section Outstanding Student Paper Award committee.


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University
  • B.A., History, Lehigh University