Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI)

Christie Oliver

Christie Oliver

Communications Director

Telephone: 859-257-1299
Fax: 859-323-1049
E-mail: Christie Oliver

233 Mining & Mineral Resources Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0107


Kentucky Water Resource Research Institute

Floyds Fork Watershed Project

Superfund Basic Research Program Research

Kentucky Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

Kentucky River Water Watch

Waterworks Newsletter


ABD-International Business, Argosy University, anticipated 2013
MBA, MSMIT., Sullivan University, 2008 & 2009
B.A., Midway College, 2006

Professional Employment

2012- Current: Communication Director – Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, University of Kentucky
2006-2012: Staff Support II- Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky
2008-current: Certified Kentucky Mediator-Civil/Family/Trainer/Writer–The Peace Center, Winchester, KY
2008-2009: Adjunct Professor - Midway College, Midway, KY
2002-2004: Vocational Services Coordinator-The Communities at Oakwood, Somerset, KY - The Columbus Organization Company
2000-2008: Consultant/Sales/Trainer-Precision Financial Group Services, Somerset, KY
1998-2000: Funeral Services-Somerset Undertaking/Lange-New Bros
1996-1998: Vocational Trainer-Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas
1990-1996: Owner/Retail-The Other Place, Somerset, KY


The KWRRI Communications Director logistically manages areas within the department, including website development/management, event coordination, manages project logistics with stakeholders, and public relations for the university. Resurrection of the WaterWorks newsletter publication is issued quarterly with articles of interest and timely insight discussing current issues.
Public information activities are coordinated, networking opportunities, distribution of all information to appeal to the needs of the interested persons. Exploration of marketing materials through social media is sought for more visibility of the quality pertinent work that is conducted through and for the university with other prestigious universities.


Castle, Kimberly and Oliver, Christie, Bully No More..., 2007
Castle, Kimberly and Oliver, Christie, Mediators Civil Training and Manual.,2008
Castle, Kimberly and Oliver, Christie, Mediators Family Training and Manual.,2008


American Mediation Association
American Management Association
American Evaluation Association
Active Parenting Association-National Trainer