Ph.D., Stanford University
M.S., Stanford University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
B.S., California Polytechnic State University
Hired in 2017
I teach at Multnomah for the opportunity to help equip students to study and care for the environment from a deep-seated conviction that Christian mission is comprehensive. Christians have a role to play in the restorative and redemptive work of Creation care to the glory of God. I am excited to work in a place where the harmony of the Christian faith and scientific study is recognized and embraced.
I am a soil scientist by training with expertise in the processes governing the fate and transport of metals and nutrients in the environment. Prior to arriving at Multnomah, I worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Delaware, researching the mechanisms by which soils retain organic carbon, which is important for soil fertility as well as climate regulation. My doctoral work involved delineating the factors controlling natural arsenic release from sediments to groundwater in the Mekong Delta (Cambodia). My master’s research evaluated the potential of using a synthetic clay amendment for remediating copper contaminated soils in Chile.
My interests include soils, environmental chemistry, philosophy, theology, and Great Books.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, hiking, gardening, and cooking. Once in a while, I revisit some old hobbies including surfing and golf. I’m an avid sports fan – I pay particular attention to Penn State and Stanford athletics, and have longstanding allegiances to some Bay Area sports teams. Though I have decided to adopt the Portland Timbers as my local team.
I still have much to explore in the Portland area, though thus far I have enjoyed the Columbia Gorge, and I can’t get enough of staring at Mount Hood.
Soil Science Society of America, American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, and National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Stuckey, J. W., C. Goodwin, J. Wang, L. A. Kaplan, P. Vidal-Esquivel, T. P. Beebe, Jr., and D. L. Sparks. 2018. Impacts of hydrous manganese oxide on the retention and lability of dissolved organic matter. Geochemical Transactions 19:6, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12932-018-0051-x.
Sowers, T. D., J. W. Stuckey, and D. L. Sparks. 2018. The synergistic effect of calcium on organic carbon sequestration to ferrihydrite. Geochemical Transactions 19:4, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12932-018-0049-4.
LeMonte, J. J., J. W. Stuckey, J. Z. Sanchez, R. V. Tappero, J. Rinklebe, and D. L. Sparks. 2017. Sea level rise induced arsenic release from historically contaminated soils. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 5913-5922.
Stuckey, J. W., J. Yang, J. Wang, and D. L. Sparks. 2017. Advances in scanning transmission X-ray microscopy for elucidating soil biogeochemical processes at the submicron scale. Journal of Environmental Quality 46: 1166-1174.
Stuckey, J. W., D. L. Sparks, and S. Fendorf. 2016. Delineating the convergence of biogeochemical factors responsible for arsenic release to groundwater in South and Southeast Asia. Advances in Agronomy 140: 43-74.
Stuckey, J. W., M. V. Schaefer, B. D. Kocar, S. G. Benner, and S. Fendorf. 2016. Arsenic release metabolically limited to permanently water-saturated soil in Mekong Delta. Nature Geoscience 9: 70-76.
Stuckey, J. W., M. V. Schaefer, S. G. Benner, and S. Fendorf. 2015. Reactivity and speciation of mineral-associated arsenic in seasonal and permanent wetlands of the Mekong Delta. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 171: 143-155.
Stuckey, J. W., M. V. Schaefer, B. D. Kocar, J. Dittmar, J. Lezama Pacheco, S. G. Benner, and S. Fendorf. 2015. Peat formation concentrates arsenic within sediment deposits of the Mekong Delta. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 149: 190-205.
Stuckey, J. W., A. Neaman, R. Ravella, S. Komarneni, and C. E. Martinez. 2009. Highly charged swelling mica reduces Cu bioavailability in Cu-contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution 157: 12-16.
Stuckey, J. W., A. Neaman, R. Ravella, S. Komarneni, and C. E. Martinez. 2008. Highly charged swelling mica reduces free and extractable Cu levels in Cu-contaminated soils. Environmental Science & Technology 42: 9197-9202.