College of Science, Technology, and Health

Charlie Fitts Ph.D.

Professor of Geosciences


311B Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus

Office Hours

By Appointment

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5351

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1990

M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1985

M.S. Geological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1979

B.A. Geology/Biology, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 1976

Geosciences Dept. Univ. of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, Assistant Professor (1991-1997), Associate Professor (1998-2011), Professor (2011-)

Geotechnical and groundwater consulting 1979-1991, with some part-time work after 1991.

Hobbies: family, fishing, hunting, hiking, carpentry

Research Interests

Groundwater hydraulics, contaminant migration, applied mathematics, and computer programming.

Recent Publications


Fitts, C.R., 2012, Groundwater Science, 2nd edition, 672 p., Academic Press (Elsevier), Amsterdam.

Journal Articles:

Fitts, C.R., 2010, Modeling Aquifer Systems with Analytic Elements and Subdomains, Water Resources Research, 46, W07521, doi:10.1029/2009WR008331.

Fitts, C.R., 2006, Exact Solution for Two-Dimensional Flow to a Well in an Anisotropic Domain, Ground Water, 44(1), 99-101.

Fitts, C.R., 1997, Analytic Modeling of Impermeable and Resistant Barriers, Ground Water, 35(2), 312-317.

Fitts, C.R., 1996, Uncertainty in Deterministic Groundwater Transport Models due to the Assumption of Macrodispersive Mixing: Evidence from the Cape Cod and Borden Tracer Tests, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 23, 69-84.


Fitts, C.R., AnAqSim (Analytic Aquifer Simulator), Based on techniques in the 2010 Water Resources Research journal article. First released in 2011.

Fitts, C.R., TWODAN,  First released in 1993.

Fitts, C. R., SOLUTRANS,  First released in 1999.

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