Walter Ferrell Killion


I retired out of the United States Marine Corps in 2001, armed with the GI bill I attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and aquired my Bachelors in Geology and my Masters in Geochemistry.  I started working as a STEP (Hydrologic Technician 1316) In June of 2006 while attending the University of Arkansas.  I was hired as a full time employee in 2007 as a Hydrologic Technician in the Fayetteville Field office of the Arkansas Water Science Center.



As a Hydrologic Technician I am called on to perform a myriad of task.  The construction and implemintation and maintance of various data collection platforms and systems.  These systems carry a full suite of parameters from aqueous chemistry to surface water hydraulics.  The data is then analyzed and archived.    



Education and Training



Education:           University of Arkansas – Environmental Dynamics PhD. Program,

                              Fayetteville, Arkansas 2005 - 2007


                              Stephen F. Austin State University - M.S. Geochemistry,

                             Nacogdoches, Texas 2005


                              Stephen F. Austin State University-B.S. Environmental Geology,

                              Nacogdoches, Texas 2001


                              United States Marine Corps 1981 - 2001



USGS Stream Gaging Cableway Inspector course (2010)

USGS Surface Water Hydraulic Analysis Course (2009)

USGS National Water Quality Laboratory training (2008)

USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility training (2008)

USGS Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler training (2007)

Fluvial Geomorphology (2007)

Hydrogeology (2006)

Soils (2006)

Stream Ecology (2006)

Environmental Site Assessment (2005)

Hazardous Waste Management (2004)

Contaminant Hydrology (2004)

Digital Remote Sensing (Lieca / ERDAS 8.7) 2004

Arial Photo Interpretation (2004)

Geographical Information Systems & Spatial Analysis(ARC viewGIS) 2004

Graduate Level Geochemistry 2004

Selected Geology courses 2001 - 2003