Delaware River Program Staff Contacts and Bios

To schedule educational programs or for more information about research projects and opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area, contact Ann Faulds. To reach staff at PA Sea Grant’s Erie or Harrisburg offices, go to:

Ann Faulds
Associate Director, Delaware River Program
Senior Coastal Outreach Specialist

Delaware River Office at University Technology Park
1350 Edgmont Avenue, Suite 2570
Chester, PA 19013

Faulds is an aquatic biologist with twenty‐five years of experience in science instruction, coastal outreach, and aquatic resource education. She leads the Pennsylvania Sea Grant Chester Office, which focuses on improving the environmental and economic health of Pennsylvania’s eastern coast, 112 miles of coastline along the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers in Bucks, Philadelphia, and Delaware counties. Ann’s education and outreach activities include climate adaptation planning, watershed education, and AIS outreach. Other specialties include fish consumption risk communication; wetland, stream, and lake ecology; and aquatic entomology. Ann joined PASG in 2001 after teaching in the Biology Department of West Chester University, where she received her master’s degree.

Vivian Williams
Coastal Education Specialist

Vivian is a seasoned environmental educator who specializes in water resources, art and science, and natural history instruction. Williams has worked for PASG since 2011 to support programs for underserved schools in the Chester City and Philadelphia area. While her primary work is with the Watershed Airshed Education Program, Williams assists with a variety of school programs.

Jaclyn Rhoads, Ph.D.
Coastal Land Use Outreach & Policy Specialist

1350 Edgmont Avenue, Suite 2570
Chester, PA 19013

Jaclyn has worked on many projects where conservation, policy, outreach, and land‐use planning intersect. Rhoads’ main role with PASG is to help catalyze local government involvement in environmental education and environmental planning. After successfully helping the City of Chester to write and adopt the Chester’s Vison 2020 Climate Adaptation Planning Elements, and addendum to the comprehensive plan.  Jaclyn currently co‐leads the team responsible for developing a green stormwater infrastructure demonstration project and citywide plan. As Assistant Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Rhoads works on policy change in local ordinances, grant writing, and sustainability initiatives. Rhoads is also an adjunct faculty member for Saint Joseph’s University of Philadelphia, Drexel, Philadelphia, and Widener Universities. Dr. Rhoads holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Environmental Science from Drexel University. She has worked for PASG since 2007.