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Dr.  Holly  T.  Frederick

Associate Professor
Env. Engin. Earth Sci. and Geology

Dr. Frederick is a licensed Environmental Engineer with practical experience focusing on both biological and physical/chemical treatment methods.  A significant part of early career studied water chemistry in natural systems and water and wastewater treatment systems with a focus water quality chemistry including complexation with natural organic materials and their surrogates.  Current research focuses on chemicals of emerging concern such as pharmaceuticals and trace organics including the removal of these compounds in treatment systems. A recently acquired grant from the The Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center, provided the opportunity for six undergraduate students to become actively involved in this research.  Five years of experience outside the academic field was gained through employment with a nonprofit agency and included grant writing and community service outreach.  Over 15 years of experience in teaching undergraduate level classes.  Teaching techniques emphasize hands-on classroom activities, field work, lab experiences, treatment facility tours and interpreting data from natural environments.    

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering. Wilkes University.  Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.  Promoted to Associate Professor in the Spring of 2016. 
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering. Wilkes University.  Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.  Promoted to Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2013. 
  • Researcher (2013-2014) URS Energy & Construction at the National Energy and Technology Laboratory Grant NETL - Wilkes University Project, Subcontract No.  RES 1402808
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (2008-2013) Wilkes University.  Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and Department of Engineering and Physics.  
  • Adjunct Professor (1999-2008) Wilkes University Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Wilkes University Mechanical Engineering Department, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Project Coordinator (2000-2005) Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Northeast Office, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Coordinated the Wyoming Valley 
  • Ph.D.  Environmental Engineering; The Pennsylvania State University, PA (1999)
  • M.S.  Environmental Engineering; The Pennsylvania State University, PA (1993)
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering; Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1992)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Labs
  • Water Quality
  • Industrial Treatment Processes
  • Soils
  • Environmental Engineering Systems
  • Senior Capstone Project
  • Frederick, H.  February 18, 2016.  Lead risk from drinking water in Pennsylvania real but not Flint-like; here’s what you should know.  Times Leader Op Ed.
  • Frederick, H.  February 18, 2016.  Lead in NEPA drinking water.  Citizen’s Voice Op Ed.
  • Klemow, K.M.; Frederick, H.; Whitman, B. and Bruns, D. January 8, 2015. FINAL REPORT. NETL - Wilkes University Project. Subcontract No.  RES 1402808
  • Pedagogical Advantages of a Multi-phase Undergraduate Laboratory Project.  Presentation
  • ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section, Fall 2014 Conference, November 14-15, 2014, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • “Pedagogical Advantages of a Multi-phase Undergraduate Laboratory Project.”  ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section, Fall 2014 Conference Proceedings, November 14-15, 2014, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • Evaluation of Triclosan Removal in a Wastewater Treatment Plant using ELISA Test.  Presentation. Water Environment Federation Industrial Wastewater Seminar, May 9-10, 2011.
  • Board of Directors, Earth Conservancy, Ashley, PA.  2016 to date
  • Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee, 2013 – present
  • Robert P. Eble, P.E., P.L.S. Memorial Distinguished Service Award from the PSPE Luzerne County Chapter, 2011.
  • Wilkes University Part Time Faculty Teaching Award, 2005.
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Area: Water Supply and Wastewater, July 2016
  • Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. License: PE062975
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers 
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education 
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) 
  • Keystone Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers, President (2016)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
  • PWEA Research Committee (2013 to present); Co-Chair (2016)
  • Water Environment Federation, member

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