In his current position as a Senior Environmental Planner with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Dr. Boxhorn conducts and participates in planning activities within the Commission’s Environmental Planning Division related to surface water quality, water supply, and hazard mitigation. In addition, he tracks several emerging issues for the Commission including climate change and emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products. He has served as a principal author for the recent technical report on water quality and sources of pollution in the greater Milwaukee watersheds (2007) and as an author on several other plans including the regional water quality management plan update for the greater Milwaukee watersheds (2007), the regional water supply plan (forthcoming), the lake management plan for Delavan Lake (2002), and hazard mitigation plans for Racine and Kenosha Counties (forthcoming).
Dr. Boxhorn studied entomology at Michigan State University and received a B.S. degree in Biology and Science Education and a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has taught Biology, Botany, and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.