Julie Kinzelman, PhD, MS, MT (ASCP)

  • Visiting Lecturer
  • Sustainable Management Department
  • Ph.D., University of Surrey, 2005
  • EMAIL: kinzelma@uwp.edu
Julie Kinzelman


  • Surface (Recreational) Water Quality
  • Coastal Restoration
  • Coastal Resilience
  • Adaptive Management
  • Environmental Polluants
Dr. Julie Kinzelman joined the UW-Parkside faculty in 2007. She has a B.S. in Medical Technology from UW-Parkside (minor: Biological Sciences), a Supervisory Management certificate and M.S. in Health Sciences (Clinical Laboratory Sciences) from UW-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. in Public Health/Environmental Microbiology from the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. She is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey (Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (College of Health Sciences). She also currently holds positions on the editorial boards of the journals "MDPI Water" and "Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management" and the advisory boards of the UW-Parkside College of Natural & Health Sciences and UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences.

Teaching Interests

Environmental Studies
Sustainable Water Resource Management
Organic Gardening

Research Interests

The primary focus of Dr. Kinzelman's research is development and validation of monitoring/assessment programs, identifying sources of environmental contaminants and implementing applied science solutions (including nature-based solutions) to address climate change; improve accessibility, habitat and surface water quality; and provide equity.

Consulting Interests

Dr. Kinzelman has served as consulting environmental scientist in her areas of expertise (e.g., development/validation of monitoring protocols/programs, pollutant source identification, and coastal restoration) locally, regionally and internationally.

Selected Publications

2021: Influence of Filter Pore Size on Composition and Relative Abundance of Bacterial Communities and Select Host-Specific MST Markers in Coastal Waters of Southern Lake Michigan, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY

2020: Interaction of bacterial communities and indicators of water quality in shoreline sand, sediment, and water of Lake Michigan, WATER RESEARCH

2019: Evaluation of multiple laboratory performance and variability in analysis of recreational freshwaters by a rapid Escherichia coli qPCR method (Draft Method C), WATER RESEARCH (465-474 pp.)

2019: Standardized data quality acceptance criteria for a rapid Escherichia coli qPCR method (Draft Method C) for water quality monitoring at recreational beaches, WATER RESEARCH (456-464 pp.)

2018: Capturing microbial sources distributed in a mixed-use watershed within an integrated environmental modeling workflow, ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE (126-146 pp.)

2018: Incidence of somatic and F plus coliphage in Great Lake Basin recreational waters, WATER RESEARCH (200-210 pp.)

2018: Using Integrated Environmental Modeling to Assess Sources of Microbial Contamination in Mixed-Use Watersheds, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (1103-1114 pp.)

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