Gina Tonn

Gina started the PhD program in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering with over 12 years experience in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. Her experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, flood studies, flood mitigation, stormwater design, water quality monitoring, and cost-benefit analysis. Her research interests include impacts of climate change to water resource systems and risk assessment and management for flooding and other natural hazards. Her dissertation research focuses on riverine flood analysis and mitigation in a changing climate.


  • Tonn, G. Guikema, S., Ferreira C., Quiring, S. (2014) A Longitudinal Analysis of the Drivers of Power Outages During Hurricanes: A Case Study with Hurricane Isaac. Proceedings of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference (PSAM 12), June 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • (LoBosco) Tonn, G. & Dhingra, R. (1998). An Environmentally Conscious Decision Support System for the Automotive Industry (No. 982103). SAE Technical Paper.


Vanderbilt University
M.S. in Management of Technology
(Thesis: A Comparison of Life Cycle Assessment in the U.S. and Japan with an Example in Automotive Painting)

Virginia Tech
B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering
(concentration in Land and Water Resources Engineering)


Professional Engineer (Delaware)
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP)