Julie McMonagle

Lecturer/Lab Manager
Earth Systems Science

Cohen Science Center 411
(570) 408-4604

Julie McMonagle is a career geologist and is currently a lecturer and the lab manager in the Department of Biology and Earth Systems Sciences. Julie has not only had a life-long passion for the field of geology but also has had a great interest in community environmental issues. After earning a Master’s Degree in the field of Geology from Lehigh University, Julie spent several years working for environmental consulting firms which were primarily focused on assessing and remediating soil and groundwater contamination. Julie then left the consulting world and turned her interests to the field of academia and began teaching at Wilkes University while at the same time she joined the non-profit organization, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. After several years, Julie decided to focus professionally on her work at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and stopped teaching. Over the course of the next decade, Julie had the opportunity to lead a variety of environmental initiatives including land preservation, water quality and water quantity issues, illegal dumping prevention and cleanup, promotion, planning and development of outdoor recreational opportunities and healthy living. During her tenure at the Council, Julie raised over $5 million dollars to support these initiatives and rose through the ranks at the Council to become Vice-President of the Northeast Regional Office. In 2010, Julie decided to return to the world of academia and began teaching earth and environmental sciences courses at Wilkes University again. Julie also took a position as Director of a local rails-to trails organization, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, where she raised over $500,000 to support the further construction of the Back Mountain Trail. In addition to teaching, Julie is a lab manger in the Biology and Earth Systems Science Department and also coordinates various recruiting and educational events including an environmental science summer camp and earth and environmental science workshops for high school students.

  • August 2010- Present - Lecturer/Lab Manager, Wilkes University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • August 2010-Present - Adjunct Faculty, Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Regional Campus
  • August 2010 – June 2013 - Executive Director, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association
  • August 1995 – July 2010 - Vice-President/Project Manager, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Luzerne Borough, PA
  • October 1997 – January 2013 - Peer-to Peer Consultant, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • August 1993 – August 1995 - Staff Geologist/Project Manager, Groundwater Technology, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • August 1991- August 1993 - Staff Geologist, Marcor Environmental, Exton, PA
  • M.S. Geology, Lehigh University (1992)
  • B.S. Geology, Juniata College (1989)
  • EES 105A Global Environment Lecture and Laboratory
  • EES 105B Forces of Geologic Change Laboratory
  • EES 242 Environmental Health Lecture
  • EES 211 Physical Geology Laboratory
  • EES 230 Ocean Science Laboratory
  • ENV 332 Air Quality Laboratory
  • ENV 315 Soil Laboratory
  • May 2015 –August 2015. Impact of Soil Properties on Agricultural Production. Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Co-Investigator with Dr. Chris Dempsey, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Wilkes University Environmental Health and Safety Committee member 2010-2013
  • Lab Safety Sub-Committee – 2013 - Present
  • Faculty Search Committees – 2016-2017
  • Passport to Science Committee – 2013
  • Passport to Science, Co-Director - 2017
  • Environmental Science Day Camp, Director - 2017
  • Earth and Environmental Science Day, Director – 2016-2017
  • High School Teacher Earth Science Workshop, Co-Director – 2017
  • Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council, President

Promoting and Developing a Trail Network Across Suburban, Rural, and Urban Communities
Michele G Schasberger, Carol S Hussa, Michael F Polgar, Julie A McMonagle, Sharon J Burke, Andrew J Gegaris
American journal of preventive medicine 12/2009; 37(6 Suppl 2):S336-44.

  • Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Geological Society of America