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Marleen Troy

Dr.  Marleen  A.  Troy

Professor
Env. Engin. Earth Sci. and Geology

Marleen A. Troy is an Environmental Engineer with specialized experience in environmental management and biological treatment techniques for remediation.  Marleen is currently Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Sustainability Management Certificate Program at Wilkes.  Her current research activities include collaboration with colleagues in the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership related to the challenges SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) have regarding implementing sustainability practices. 

  • Professor of Environmental Engineering – Wilkes University (2016 – present)
  • Director, Sustainability Management Certificate Program – Wilkes University (2010- present)
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering – Wilkes University (2002 – 2016)
  • EEES Department Chair – Wilkes University (2005 – 2010)
  • Received tenure – Wilkes University (2003)
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering – Wilkes University (1997 – 2002)
  • Senior Environmental Engineer – DuPont Environmental Remediation Services,
  • Wilmington, DE (1995 – 1996)
  • Program Manager, Senior Engineer, Bioremediation Services – Groundwater
  • And Environmental Services, Inc., Wall, NJ (1993 – 1995)
  • Project Engineer – OHM Remediation Services Corp., Trenton, NJ (1989 – 1993)
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1989)
  • M.S.C.E. Civil Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1986)
  • M.S. Microbiology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (1982)
  • B.S. Biological Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1980)
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Sustainability Metrics
  • Sustainability Implementation
  • Industry-focused Sustainability
  • Hughes, R.C. and M. A. Troy. 2017. Motivations of One Small Business Community to Implement Environmental Sustainability as a Business Practice. Journal of Environmental Sustainability. 5:1-8.
  • Hughes, R.C. and M.A. Troy. 2016. Case Study: Teaching Sustainability to Undergraduates – Evolution of a Course Structure and Development of a Model for Partnering with Local Small Businesses. Sustainability. 9:4:200-204.
  • Troy, M.A. 2014. Presentation entitled “Dragon Kinetics” – An Empirical Model to Describe the Growth of an Environmental Engineer. Drexel University Civil Engineering Alumni Lecture. Philadelphia, PA. April 2014.
  • Hughes, R.C. and M.A. Troy. 2014. Promoting Small Business Environmental Sustainability. Presented at the Campus Sustainability Conference, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. February 8, 2014.
  • Murthy, P and M.A. Troy. 2014. Sustainability in Undergraduate Environmental Engineering Education, Presented via WebEx - at the Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration, American Society for Engineering Education, Educating for a Sustainable Future, Savannah, Georgia. February 2014.
  • Troy, M.A. Sustainability Management. 2013. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals, State College, PA. May 2013.
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Committee
  • College of Science and Engineering Biosafety Officer
  • Women Empowered by Science
  • Passport to Science
  • Earth Day in the Park
  • VIP Day
  • Drexel University’s Featured Speaker for the 2014 Civil Engineering Alumni Lecture (2014)
  • PSPE Keystone NE Chapter Past President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service (2014)
  • PSPE Luzerne Chapter Robert P. Eble, P.E., P.L.S. Memorial Distinguished Service Award (2011)
  • Wilkes University, Outstanding Advisor Award (student nominated) (2010)
  • Order of the Engineer (PSPE Link 230) (2008)
  • Wilkes University, Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, with Ruth Hughes of the Sidhu School of Business for Small Business (Environmental) Consulting courses. (2007)
  • Wilkes University, Outstanding Faculty Recognition (2004)
  • Lead member of a project team from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center and the Wilkes University GeoEnvironmental Sciences and Engineering Department that was awarded a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Education and Outreach (2002)
  • Recognized by the Pennsylvania Pollution Prevention (P2) Roundtable Network during the 2002 P2 Statewide Conference (October 2002, Harrisburg, PA) for outstanding support and for contributions to the Pennsylvania Pollution Prevention Roundtable. (2002)
  • Recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection during Pollution Prevention Week for pollution prevention and environmental education efforts. (2000, 2002)
  • OHM Award for Technical Excellence (1991)
  • Steven Giegerich Memorial Scholarship, Civil Engineering Department, Drexel University. (1988-1989)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship. (1988 – 1989)
  • S.J. Leonard Teaching Assistant Award, Civil Engineering Department, Drexel University. (1987-1988)
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania.
  • OSHA 40-HOUR Site and Safety Training (HAZWOPER 1910.120)
  • OSHA Supervisor Training (HAZWOPER 1910.120)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Act 190 P2/E2 Site Assessment Training
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Energy Efficiency Training
  • ANSI-RAB ISO 14000 36 Hour Lead Auditor Training
  • ESRI ArcView and ArcGIS
  • American Forest’s CITYgreen
  • Essentials of LEED Professional Accreditation - USGBC
  • American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Member
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Member
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) – member D18 (Soil and Rock) and E60 (Sustainability) Committees
  • Earth Conservancy, Board of Directors (2007 – 2016)
  • Environmental Law Institute, Associate Member
  • Keystone Clean Water Team, Advisory Board
  • North Branch Land Trust, Board of Directors (2012 – 2016)
  • The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development PLUTI (Planning, Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure) task force chair
  • International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Member
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Member
  • Northeast Pennsylvania P2/E2 Roundtable / PA Association of Env. Professionals (PAEP) – Steering Committee Member
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE); Chapter President (2013 – 2014)

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