Mareleen A. Troy, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
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
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
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
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)
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.
Ph.D., 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.
M.S., 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
M.S., Microbiology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. (1982)
Area of Concentration: Environmental Microbiology.
Subject of Thesis: Acinetobacter calcoaceticus as a Potential Indicator of Limnetic
B.S., 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
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.
Registered Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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,
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.