Field of Focus
  • Environmental Science
  • Coastal Development
  • Pollution
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Development
  • Modeling
Area of Expertise
Aquaculture Systems; Water Quality Management and Modeling; Decentralized Wastewater Treatment; Industrial Waste Recycle and Reuse
  • B.S. Biology/Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, WI, USA, 1986
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, LA, USA, 1989
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, LA, USA, 1992

Dr. Rusch is a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Ecological Infrastructure Engineering, Louisiana State University. Dr. Rusch’s research interests include: continuous growth/process control technology development for aquaculture production systems; water quality management and modeling of surface waters and aquaculture systems; wastewater treatment using natural wetlands; and industrial waste stabilization. She has numerous projects on these and related subjects, which can be found at the Institute for Ecological Engineering's research page.