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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 applied geosciences. We constantly strive to keep abreast of trends in this diverse 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 environmental consulting, green infrastructure, and the public water supply. Recent recommendations from the board have resulted in implementation of a Project Management requirement in the MSAG curriculum, an optional but highly recommended professional writing course, and OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER certification for students interested in working or interning in environmental consulting.

Brenda Casper

University of Pennsylvania, 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

Philadelphia Water Department, CEO/Commissioner

USDA Forest Service, Coordinator of the Philadelphia Field Station

DuPont, Manager of Global Environmental Stewardship

AKRF, Inc., Senior Vice President

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

Student & alumni stories

“Geoscience is more than just rocks. It’s engineering, it’s a lot of math and statistics, it’s environmental science, it’s design, it’s all of these things coming together.” – Esther Arthur, MSAG ‘19

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