Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Departments

  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences_


  • Ph.D. in plant and soil science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2014)
  • M.S. in natural resource sciences (pedology), University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2008)
  • B.S. with honors in environmental science and policy, concentration in soil, water and land resources, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2005)


Dr. Bourgault grew up near Baltimore, MD, where she attended Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, a public high school where her interest in studying environmental science began. 

As an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Dr. Bourgault had her first research and teaching experiences. She competed in soil judging, conducted an independent research project in wetland soils, and taught a soil chemistry lab section. Dr. Bourgault stayed at the University of Maryland for her master's degree, and studied the pedogenesis of rare, manganese-rich soils in the Maryland Piedmont. 

For her Ph.D., Dr. Bourgault moved up to the University of Vermont to study the interactions between subsurface water dynamics and the chemistry/development of Spodosols at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. During this time, she taught courses in soil science at the University of Vermont and Johnson State College in Vermont. 

Prior to joining the DelVal faculty in 2016, Dr. Bourgault taught courses in environmental science, environmental analysis, wetland delineation, ecology, and biology at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.


t: 215.489.2409
e: rebecca.bourgault@delval.edu

Office Hours

Greenhouse building, room 107
Office hours posted on door