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Advisory Board

The Department of Earth & Environmental Science and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies are committed to providing the highest quality academic preparation for graduate students seeking professional careers or advancement in environmental studies. We constantly strive to keep abreast of trends in this interdisciplinary field and to that end we have established the External Advisory Board in Earth & Environmental Science made up of accomplished professionals at the forefront of their industries. This group meets quarterly with the department to discuss trends in employment, required skills, and academic preparation needed in their fields. Members of this board represent a wide range of fields including corporate sustainability, environmental protection and urban forestry and represent government, non-profit and corporate sectors. Recent recommendations from the board have resulted in implementation of opportunities for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) certification for sustainability students, OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER certification for students interested in environmental consulting and the addition of a new concentration in Environmental Resilience and Adaptation.

Professor and Department Chair, Earth & Environmental Science
Professor of Biology

Johnson & Johnson, Director, Sustainability

Hazen and Sawyer, Associate Vice President

US Environmental Protection Agency Region III, Branch Chief, Toxics Program

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc., Executive Director

Vincent Uhl Associates, President

Philadelphia Water Department, Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Director

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Executive Director

Advisory Board Emeritus

FMC Corporation, Director, EHS Remediation/Governance

University of Pennsylvania, Professor and Department Chair, Earth & Environmental Science

USDA Forest Service, Coordinator of the Philadelphia Field Station

Philadelphia Water Department, CEO/Commissioner

DuPont, Manager of Global Environmental Stewardship

AKRF, Inc., Senior Vice President

Kleinman Energy Policy Center at Penn, Director of Policy and External Affairs

Penn and the environment

Program Resources

Penn has many policies and projects in place to better the environment.

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MES Virtual Café

MES Virtual Cafe

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for an online chat, hosted live from noon - 1 p.m.

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