Marleen Troy CV



Mareleen A. Troy, PhD, P.E.
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766


Environmental Engineer with specialized experience in environmental management and biological treatment techniques for remediation. Over eight years hazardous waste remediation consulting and contracting experience and over nine years environmental engineering teaching experience. Diverse background includes skills in environmental science and engineering, environmental health, regulatory compliance and policy, pollution prevention and energy efficiency, sustainability, project management, teaching, writing and marketing.

Professional Experience
Wilkes University, Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences (formerly Geoenvironmental Sciences and Engineering Department),
Wilkes-Barre, PA (1997 - present); Department Chair (2005 – present)
Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering (1997-2002); Associate Professor (2002 – present); Tenured 2003.

Instructor for: Fundamentals of Soil Science, Solid Waste Management, Pollution Prevention, Environmental Management Systems, Hazardous Waste Management, Bioremediation, Fundamentals of Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Health, Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Organization Development, Sustainable Communities, Small Business Environmental Consulting.

Advisor to Environmental Engineering Senior Projects entitled: Stormwater Management Study for Wilkes University Utilizing Best Management Practices, Investigation into the Feasibility and Potential Environmental Impacts of Biodiesel Fuel Product Production for Northeastern Pennsylvania; Retrofitting of E.S. Farley Library in Accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Criteria; Sustainable Development Plan and Runoff Study for a Proposed Development; Evaluation of Natural Attenuation For Brownfields' Development; Design for Water Conservation in the Lodging Industry; and Design of an Alternative Fuels Shuttle Bus System.

Advisor to Environmental Science Senior Projects entitled: GIS Watershed Assessment; Performance Evaluation of Constructed Wetlands for Acid Mine Drainage Treatment; and Evaluation of the Microbiology of Solomon’s Creek.

Dupont Environmental Remediation Services (DERS), Wilmington, DE (1995-1996) Senior Environmental Engineer
Was responsible for natural and enhanced bioremediation site assessments, system design, implementation, regulatory compliance, technical consulting, project oversight and marketing (chlorinated solvent, nitrogen-substituted aromatic, and petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil and groundwater). Supported site evaluation and system design of constructed wetlands for treatment of landfill leachate; cost-estimation and conceptual design of groundwater pump-and-treat system; and remedial alternative analysis for a Superfund project.

Groundwater and Environmental Services (GES), INC. Wall, NJ (1993 - 1995)
Program Manager, Senior Engineer, Bioremediation Services
Coordinated management and implementation of bioremediation projects for all GES offices. Duties included the technical management and project engineering of process systems and treatability studies for the biological treatment of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil and groundwater. Responsible for site assessments, system design, monitoring program design, report preparation, regulatory reviews for compliance, statistical data analysis, technical staff direction, sampling activities, project cost estimating / scheduling / monitoring, environmental permitting and marketing.

Ohm Remediation Services Corp., Trenton, NJ (1989 - 1993)
Project Engineer
Designed, implemented and managed bioremediation projects located in OHM’s Northeast Region. Provided support to other remedial projects being performed at OHM which included proposal writing; project scoping, estimating and scheduling; preparation of work-plans, quality assurance plans, project operation plans, and sampling plans; due-diligence investigations; site assessments; feasibility studies and marketing.

PhD, Civil Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. (1989)
Area of Concentration: Environmental Engineering.
Subject of Dissertation: Design Considerations for Aerobic Fixed-Film Microbiological Remediation of Contaminated Waters.

MS, Civil Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA. (1986)
Area of Concentration: Environmental Engineering.
Subject of Thesis: The Effects of Water Quality Parameters on Coliform Detection by Clark's
Presence-Absence Test.

MS, Microbiology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. (1982)
Area of Concentration: Environmental Microbiology.
Subject of Thesis: Acinetobacter calcoaceticus as a Potential Indicator of Limnetic Water

BS, Biological Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. (1980)

2007 Wilkes University, Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, with Ruth Hughes of the
Sidhu School of Business for Small Business (Environmental) Consulting courses.

2004 Wilkes University, Outstanding Faculty Recognition

2002 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.

2000, 2002 Recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection during Pollution Prevention Week for pollution prevention and environmental education efforts.

1991 OHM Award for Technical Excellence

1988-1989 Steven Giegerich Memorial Scholarship, Civil Engineering Department, Drexel

1988-1989 United States Environmental Protection Agency National Network for
Environmental Management Studies Fellowship.

1987-1988 S.J. Leonard Teaching Assistant Award, Civil Engineering Department, Drexel

1978-1980 Dean's List, Drexel University.

Professional Registration
Registered Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania.

Specialized Training
OSHA 40-HOUR Site and Safety Training (HAZWOPER 1910.120)
OSHA Supervisor Training (HAZWOPER 1910.120)
ENSYS Immunoassay Field Screening Methods
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
Essentials of LEED Professional Accreditation - USGBC

Professional Affiliations
American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE)
Northeast Pennsylvania P2/E2 Roundtable / PA Association of Env. Professionals (PAEP)
Environmental Law Institute, Associate Member
Earth Conservancy, Board of Directors
WB Riverfront Parks Committee, Treasurer

Abstracts / Presentations
Moyer, B., M.A. Troy, H.A. Minnigh and W.O. Pipes. 1985. Transit, Storage and Delayed Effects on Coliform Detection by Clark's P-A Test. Abstract ASM National Meetings. Las Vegas, NV.

Troy, M.A., H.A. Minnigh, B. Moyer, W.O. Pipes. 1986. The Effects of Water Quality Parameters on Coliform Detection by Clark's P-A Test. Abstract ASM National Meetings. Washington D.C.

Pipes, W.O., M.A. Troy and H.A. Minnigh. 1986. Empirical Evaluation of Present and Possible Future Microbiological MCL Rules. Abstract A.W.W.A. National Meetings. Denver, CO.

Troy, M.A. and D.E. Jerger. 1992. Bioremediation of Diesel Fuel Contaminated Soil. Presented at the American Chemical Society’s IE&C Special Symposium, Emerging Technologies for Hazardous Waste Management. Atlanta, GA. September 21-25, 1992.

Troy, M.A. and D.E. Jerger. 1992. Biological Land Treatment of Diesel Fuel Contaminated Soils. Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Air and Waste Management Association Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ. October 1, 1992.

Troy, M.A., E.W. Blanar and D.E. Jerger. 1993. Assessing Biological Land Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils. Presented at the Water Environment Federation’s Specialty Symposium: The Development of Soil, Sediment and Groundwater Cleanup Standards for Contaminated Sites. How Clean is Clean? Washington, D.C. January 10 - 13, 1993.

Troy, M.A. and D.E. Jerger. 1993. Evaluation of Laboratory Treatability Study Data for the Full- Scale Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils. Presented at Applied Bioremediation 93’. October 25-26, 1993. Fairfield, NJ.

Swindoll, C.M. and M.A. Troy. 1996. Natural and Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Compounds. Presented at the I&EC Special Symposium. American Chemical. Society. Birmingham, AL. Sept. 9-12, 1996.

Troy, M.A. and C.M. Swindoll. 1996. Assessment Of Intrinsic Bioremediation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons at Several Industrial Facilities. Presented at the U.S. EPA Symposium on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics in Groundwater. Dallas, TX. Sept. 11-13, 1996.

Perkins, R.E., C.M. Swindoll and M.A. Troy. 1997. Bioremediation Evaluation of Nitroaromatic and Aromatic Amine Contaminated Sediment. Presented at the 1997 Battelle Fourth International Symposium on In Situ and On Site Bioremediation. April 28 - May 1, 1997. New Orleans, LA.

Marino, R., J. Martin and M. Troy. 2003. Prioritizing Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Sites on Urban Streams. Presented at American Water Resources Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. November, 2003.

Troy, M.A. 2005. Emerging Environmental Issues: Sustainability. 2005. Presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals (PAEP) Meeting. Scranton, PA. May, 2005.

Troy, M.A. 2006. Web-based Environmental Courses. 2006. Presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals (PAEP) Meeting. State College, PA.
May, 2006.