Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

My early professional background was as a chemical/ environmental engineer solving industrial toxic wastes problems. As a newly minted academic, I taught environmental engineering courses at the University of Houston and developed a specialty in applying creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to environmental design. In 1992, I moved to Penn State to become the founding Director of the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education and developed courses and an undergraduate Minor in Engineering Leadership Development. Several years later an Entrepreneurship Minor was split off. Both Minors have been expanded to include all students as options. at Penn State. Recently I have become vitally interested in how advances in digital technologies will impact society and higher education.

Experience

  • –present
    Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Education

  • 1975 
    Rice University, Doctorate/Environmental Engineering