New Permanent Teaching Faculty

DPLA welcomes Dr. Ed Boswell as a permanent full team Teaching Faculty I.

Ed was born in Oxford, England and moved to the Philadelphia suburbs at age 11. He attended Penn State University and earned a BS in Biology and MS in Horticulture to the grungy soundtrack of 90’s college rock.  After graduation, Ed moved to Lexington, KY and worked in environmental engineering for 5 years. Ed and Megan were married while living in Lexington and had their first child, Paris (a 2022 UW-Madison graduate!). Ed moved to Madison in 2000 and was a stay-at-home parent as Miles (UW-Madison junior) and Paige (UW-Milwaukee class of 2026) came along and also ran a residential and commercial remodeling company. He returned to academia in 2014 and earned a Ph.D. in Soil Science in 2018. While in the Soil Science Department, Ed designed and taught courses and created a new MS in Environmental Remediation and Management degree program which will launch in fall 2022.

As a teaching faculty member in PLA, Ed has designed and taught two new geospatial/geodesign courses, LAND ARC 311 and 511, and teaches LAND ARC 695 and summer courses. He is also creating an undergraduate and graduate certificate in the department, and involved in creating a department geospatial service lab to serve campus and small communities. Ed enjoys fly fishing, cooking for crowds, fixing things, and playing music in a few local bands. He completed Ironman Wisconsin in 2007, and promises one day to start exercising again.