Professional Service

National Service

  • Engineering Accreditation Program Evaluator (PEV) for Civil Engineering. (2012-present)
  • Consortium for Advancement of Hydrological Sciences (CUAHSI): Elected Board Member (2016-present); Executive Committee at large member (2016-2017); Vice Chair (2018); will assume Chair position in Jan 2019
  • Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP): Membership Committee (2001-2004); Elected Board Member (2007-2010); Secretary (2008-2010); Conference Planning Selection Committee (2010-2015)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) : EWRI New Professional Council, Chair (2014-2016); EWRI Students Council (2014-2018); EWRI Professional Practices Council (2014-2018); EWRI Education Council (2010-2018); EWRI Member Services Ex Com, Vice-Chair (2014- 2016); Chair (2016-2017); EWRI Board Member (2016-2017); EWRI 2015 Congress Planning Committee (New Professionals Track); EWRI 2014 Shale Conference Water Track Co-Chair
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Environmental Division: Chair, Book revenue committee (2002-2007): Member-at-Large (2004-2005)
  • National Research Council (NRC) : Committee on Water Quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania (2002-2004)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) : Organic Contaminants Research Committee (2002-2004)
  • Society for Women Engineers (SWE): Women in Academia (WIA) Committee (2013-2016)
  • Women in Engineering Leadership Institute: Awards subcommittee (2013-2015)

State and Multi-State Regional Service

  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP): Water Resources Advisory Council (WRAC) (2015-2017); National Academies Committee on Science for DEP (2016)
  • PA Water Environment Association (PWEA; state WEF): Research Committee Member (2007-2013); Research Committee Chair (2009-2011)
  • Ohio River Basin Consortia for Research and Education (ORBCRE): Executive Committee Member and Trustee (2004-2012); Secretary (2008-2009)
  • Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO): Research Committee Member (2007-2017)

Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania Service

  • Allegheny County Lead Task Force (2017-2018)
  • Engineering Sustainability Conference Planning Committee (2016 – present)
  • Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA): Water Quality Committee (2016-present); Advisory Committee (2011) ; Green Infrastructure Monitoring Committee (2014- 2016)
  • Nine Mile Run Watershed Association (NMRWA): Monitoring Committee (2007-2018); Monitoring Committee Chair (2013 – 2015); Board Member (2012-2015); Rosedale Runoff Reduction Community Project Advisory Group (2014- present)
  • Allegheny Front and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Advisory Committee for Ohio River Reporting Project (2016-2017)
  • Society for Women Engineers Pittsburgh Chapter (Pittsburgh SWE) : Vice President for Programming (2014 – 2015)
  • Three Rivers Wet Weather, Inc.: Wet Weather Working Group Water Quality Sub-committee (2014-2016)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Pittsburgh Chapter: Government Relations Committee (2016); EWRI Southwestern Pennsylvania Local Chapter Executive Committee (2007)
  • University of Pittsburgh:Green Infrastructure Implementation Project Advisory Board (2015); Institute of Politics (IoP) Regional Water Management Task Force Technical Advisory Committee (2007-2008)
  • Carnegie Science Center Award Selection Committee (2015-2017)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS): Member (2003- present); Steering Committee for new chapter development (2002); Membership and Recruiting Chair (2003-2005); Board Member (2003-2005); Presentation to scholars and donor community at Scholar Showcase (2013)
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) Panther Hollow Advisory Committee (2011)
  • River Alert Information Network (RAIN) Advisory Committee (2010-2012)
  • Turtle Creek Watershed Association (TCWA) Advisory Committee (2007-2009)
  • International Water Conference: Engineers Society of Western Pa. Academic Advisory Council Liaison (2007)

Professional Service in Review Activities

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (SAB). Member, Science Advisory Board (2012 – present). Chair, Environmental Engineering Committee (2013 – 2016). Member, Ad Hoc Committee to review research plan for hydraulic fracturing (2011-2012)
  • ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Associate Editor. (2011-present)
  • ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Specialty Editor. (2008-present)
  • ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Guest Editor for special issue on unconventional shale development (2012-2013)
  • Pittsburgh Engineer. Specialty Editor. Marcellus Shale Focus (Spring 2011)