Thorsten Wagener is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in hydrology, water resources engineering and systems analysis. Current educational projects include case-based teaching, the use of tablet PCs, development of an online learning community and the use of mind maps. Thorsten received a Ph.D. from the Imperial College London, a Masters degree (ir.) from Delft University of Technology and a Bachelor's degree (Dipl.-Ing, FH) from the University of Siegen.