Todd H. Votteler
Todd Votteler's dissertation in Environmental Geography was one of the first two dissertations completed at Texas State, in 2000.
After obtaining his PhD from Texas State, Dr. Votteler joined the Guadalupe – Blanco River Authority, where he is currently the Executive Manager of Intergovernmental Relations and Policy and a member of the GBRA Executive Team. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Texas Land Trust Council.
Previously, in 1996, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lucius Bunton appointed Dr. Votteler as the Federal Special Master for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, Sierra Club v. San Antonio. Dr. Votteler also served as the Federal Court Monitor’s assistant during the ESA litigation over the Edwards Aquifer, Sierra Club v. Babbitt. His previous experience also includes work as a Research Scientist at the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He was Executive Director of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, a 501(c)3 land and water trust with an independent board. Dr. Votteler, who has written on a range of Texas water issues, is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online Texas Water Journal, devoted to Texas water policy issues.
In addition to his PhD from Texas State, Dr. Votteler holds a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources from The University of the South and a master's degree in Natural Resources from The University of Michigan. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas State's Department of Geography in 2012.