Janet Herman is the current President of the Karst Waters Institute, and has served as a Board member in the past. She is also the 2009 Karst Award recipient. Dr. Herman received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Her general research interests focus on low-temperature aqueous geochemistry, whereby she studies problems in water-rock interactions, kinetics of geochemical reactions, and the evolution of groundwater chemistry in various hydrogeological environments, including caves and karst. She is also the past recipient of the Association for Women Geoscientists Outstanding Educator Award, and the Geological Society of America Hydrology Division’s Distinguished Service Award.