Julie E Dietze
Julie Dietze is the laboratory manager for the Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory (OGRL) located
in the Kansas Water Science Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Julie began working for the OGRL in 1997 as an
undergraduate student. She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of
Kansas in 2002. Julie has been the laboratory manager for the OGRL since 2007. Julie supervises and
coordinates the day to day laboratory operations which include sample login, storage and organization
of samples, procurement of equipment and supplies, inventory of samples and supplies, wet lab sample
preparation, instrument lab sample processing schedules, data reduction, QA/QC, sample archival, data
entry, dissemination of data results, uploading results to QWDX, and the management of laboratory
records, samples, and data. Julie is the front line of communication for the OGRL for establishing lab
work agreements, dissemination of data results, customer inquiries, and custom QA/QC requests. Julie
designs and manages the OGRL budget with an average annual gross income of 2.2 million dollars. Julie
develops program and establishes laboratory sample analysis agreements with other USGS Water
Science Centers, NAWQA programs, USGS Environmental Health MA, and external funding programs
with local and state agencies. Julie is also a member of the Environmental Health Mission Area’s Core
Technology Team; CTT_Meyer whose research scientists develop methods for contaminants of emerging
concern and serves as laboratory research and support for other projects within the Environmental
Health Mission Area. Julie has been on the board of the KS WSC safety team since 2015 and actively
promotes laboratory safety awareness throughout the center. Julie is currently serving her second year
on the USGS OAG Acquisition and Grants Customer Advisory Group (AGCAG) and as of July 2018 has
became a member of the USGS QMS Work Group.
Richards, B.K., Pacenka, S., Meyer, M.T., Dietze, J.E., Schatz, A.L., Teuffer, K., Aristilde, Steenhuis, T.S., 2018, Antecedent and Post-Application Rain Events Trigger Glyphosate Transport from Runoff-Prone Soils, ES&T Letters, 5, 249-254. DOI:10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00085.
Yost, E.E., Meyer, M.T., Dietze, J.E., Williams, M.C., Worley-Davis, L., Lee, B., Kullman, S.W., 2014, Transport of Steroid Hormones, Phytoestrogens, and Estrogenic Activity across a Swine Lagoon/Sprayfield System, Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 11600-11609.