Steve Levine, Ph.D.
Phone: (715) 346-3704
Fax: (715) 346-3624
Office: TNR 278
Steve Levine is an associate professor in the Soil and Waste Resources program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he teaches courses in the Introduction to Soil and Water Resources, Soil Genesis and Morphology, and Soil Survey Interpretations for Land Use Planning. He recently developed a new course in Wetland Soils. He has been active in creating web sites for the courses he teaches. Levine coaches the soil judging team. He is an active participant in the UDSA-NRCS National Cooperative Soil Survey program in Wisconsin.
- Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) in Soil Science with a minor in Geosciences, Department of Soils and Water Science, University of Arizona, 1987
- Masters' Program (M.S.) in Soil Science in the Department of Soils, Water and Engineering, University of Arizona, 1985
- Bachelor's Program (B.S.) in Range Management in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, 1977
Assistant/Associate Professor, Soil and Waste Resources, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, August 1990-present.
Soil Scientist, Consultant, Walsh and Associates, Hazardous waste investigation of a major western metal processing site, the Anaconda Smelter Hill Superfund Project. Boulder, Colorado. August 1989 to July 1990.
Research Associate, Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. January 1988 to July 1988.
Graduate Research Associate, Department of Soils and Water Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. July 1985 to Dec.1987.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Soils, Water and Engineering, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. August 1982 to June 1985.
Soil Scientist, Soil Conservation Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Tucson, AZ. Soil Survey of Eastern Pima County, AZ. September 1978 to August 1982.
Soil Scientist, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Socorro, New Mexico, Soil Survey of Socorro County, N.M. January 1978 to September 1978.
Range Technician, Rangeland Resources International, Roswell, N.M. July 1977 to August 1977.
- American Society of Agronomy
- Soil Science Society of America
- Soil and Water Conservation Society of America
- Society for Range Management of Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute
- Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientists
Recent Professional Service
Wisconsin Ineragency Soil Survey Group - elected WISSG chair for 2001-2002
- Natural Resources 251 - Introduction to Soil and Water Resources
- Soils 360 - Field Experience in Soil Inventory Techniques
- Soils 362/562 - Soil Genesis and Morphology
- Soils 363/563 - Soil Profile Description Writing
- Soils 365/565 - Soil Survey Interpretations for Land Use Planning
- Soils/Water 366/566 - Wetland Soils
- Soils/Water 367/567 - Wetland Delineation
- Soils 499 – Independent Study
- Waste Management 476/676 - Hazardous Waste Management
Sampling of Publications
Levine, S.J. 2001. Instructors Manual for Soils 360 - Field experience in Soil Inventory Methods. UWSP.
Levine, S.J. and M.I. Harpstead. 1999. A Laboratory Manual for Students of Pedology. UWSP.
Rosinski, A. and S.J. Levine. 1998. A feasibility study for expanding an on-campus compost program to include post-consumer food waste. Final report to the UW System Solid Waste Research program.
K. Katovich, S.J. Levine and D.K. Young. 1996. Characterization and Usefulness of Soil Habitat Preferences in Identification of White Grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaedidae: Phyllophaga spp.). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of America.
Post,D.F., S.J.Levine, R.B.Bryant, M.D.Mays, A.K.Batchily, R.Escodafal, and A.R.Huete. 1993. Correlations between field and laboratory measurements of soil color. in Soil Color, SSSA Special Publications 31, p.35-49. Soil Science Society of America Inc., Madison, WI.
Levine,S.J. and D.M. Hendricks. 1990. Carbonate forms in residual horizons of limestone derived soils in Northern Arizona. Soil Micromorphology:Proceedings of the VIIIth International Working Mtg. of Soil Micromorphology, Douglas,L.A.(ed.),Elsevier Press, The Netherlands
Levine,S.J., D.M.Hendricks,and J.F.Schreiber, Jr.1989. Effect of rock porosity on soils formed from dolomitic limestone residuum and aeolian deposition. Soil Sci.Soc. Am. J. 53: 856-862.
Levine,S.J., D.F.Post, and T.R.Ellsworth.1989. An evaluation of student proficiency in the field estimation of soil texture. J.Agron.Educ.18:100-104.
Levine, S.J. 2002. Distance education at UWSP. North Central Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference. Madison, WI.
Levine, S.J. 2001. The use of the world wide web in teaching an undergraduate soil genesis course-Soils 362. USDA-NRCS workshop. Tomahawk. WI
Levine, S.J. 2000. The use of digital soils data in an undergraduate soil and land use planning course – Soils 365; Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientists Meeting, UW-Stevens Point.
Levine, S.J. and J. Houghton. 1998. Integrating the UWSP Natural Resources Curriculum. Second Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Levine, S.J. 1995. The Biodegradation of Latex Paint During the Process of Composting. American Society of Agronomy Meeting. St. Louis, MO.
Hobbies: Fishing, camping, hiking, traveling