Dr. Ray Kamps
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Dr. Ray Kamps returned to college to earn a Master of Science in Aquaculture, and a PhD in Water Management and Hydrological Science. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing, two lifetime teaching certificates for secondary school sciences, and 9 SCUBA certifications that he has used in his research endeavors in Texas lakes and rivers. Dr. Kamps’ work history reflects his love of water science. He has worked as an Environmental Investigator for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality specializing in the Stormwater, Water Rights and Spill Response Programs, with cross-training in the On-site Sewage, Drinking Water and Municipal Sewage Treatment Programs. The academic institutions that Dr. Kamps has worked for include College Station ISD, Blinn College, Texas A&M University, Texas State University – San Marcos, University of Texas at Galveston, Stephen F. Austin State University, and he now is happy to represent Texas A&M University – San Antonio at RELLIS. He strongly believes in involving students in hands-on field and laboratory research, and has taught undergraduate fieldtrips both streamside and from boats. Dr. Kamps brings a strong Biology perspective and research, teaching, and regulatory experience to the WATR program where he is an Assistant Instructional Professor.