Led by Charley Driscoll, EMPOWER is a team of over 50 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
John “J.R.” SlossonPhD, Earth Sciences
J.R. is PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences working with Drs. Greg Hoke and Laura Lautz on research questions involving water availability and quality. He holds a B.A. in economics and a J.D. from the University of Virginia and spent five years practicing law with a prominent firm in New York City before deciding to pursue graduate work at Syracuse. J.R. uses a range of tools in his research that span the disciplines of hydrology and geomorphology and has conducted work in both the Andes Mountains of Argentina and locally in Syracuse. He is also keenly interested in using his experience as an attorney to advocate for informed science policy. J.R. is a climber and runner in his spare time and enjoys spending time in the mountains of the Northeastern U.S. and Colorado.