Environmental Engineer

(Kney Resume, PDF-2019)

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), May 1999
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Major – Environmental Engineering

Master of Science (MS), October 1995
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Major – Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science (BS), June 1993
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Major – Civil Engineering
Graduate – Magna Cum Laude.

Bachelor of Arts (BA), June 1977
Saint Francis College (Now known as University of New England), Biddeford, ME 04005
Major – Biology


Board Certified Environmental Engineer Member (BCEE), Certified October, 2016, #16-20014
Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, July 2007, File # 35-174-48-4024, License # PE074909
EIT, Certified Issued on July 30, 1993 (EIT Certification Number 14524/Serial Number – 6883)
Hazardous Waste Certification, 1996


Professor, 2018 – Present
Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042
Area of Teaching – Environmental Engineering

Director, Lafayette College Center for Community Engagement, 2016 – Present
Landis Center for Community Engagement

Associate Professor, 2017 – 2018
Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042
Area of Teaching – Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor, 2016 – 2018
Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042
Area of Teaching – Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor and Department Head, 2010 -2016
Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042
Area of Teaching – Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor, 2006 – 2010
Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042
Area of Teaching – Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor, 1999 – 2006
Lafayette College, Easton, PA  18042
Area of Teaching – Environmental Engineering

Environmental Consultant, 1990 – Present
Merritt/Osborn Environmental Consulting, Inc., Chatham, MA 02633
Consulting – Environmental Site Investigator

Visiting Fellow, 2003 – 2006
University of Cranfield, School of Water Science, Cranfield, UK

Honorary President, 2003 – 2004
Fritz Engineering Society, Lehigh University

Restaurant Owner/Operator, 1983 – 1990
Creative Dining Concepts LTD., Trading as “The Academy”, Newtown PA 18940.
Owned and Operated 100 seat restaurant/bar, 50 employees, outside catering and banquets
Also arranged financing, designed building, and supervised construction.


2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement Pedagogy.
2015 Aaron O. Hoff Award – Student Group Award – SEES (Served as Advisor).
2010 PA Water Environmental Association (PWEA) Professional Research Award.
2010 Delta Upsilon Distinguished Mentoring and Teaching Award.
2010 Aaron O. Hoff Award – Student Group Award – SEES (Served as Lead Advisor).
2009 Red Sneaker Award, Received from Spring Cove School District.
2008 Aaron O. Hoff Award – Organization Advisor of the Year Award (Compost Group).
Environmental Team (SEES) Placed 1st at the 2005 PA-AWWA State Conference.
Environmental Team (SEES) Placed 2nd at the 2005 International WERC Contest.
ASCE CoAdvisor Award through ASCE National, October, 2002
Graduate Student Leadership Award, May 15, 1998.
PWEA Student Research Award, 1998.
UMD President’s List (GPA > 3.8) – two semesters.
UMD Dean’s List (3.0<GPA<3.8) – four semesters.
First Place, ASCE Balsa Wood Bridge Contest, UMD, 1991

Academic Activities

Student Life Committee, Chair, 2018 – Present.
Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (SEES) Advisor, 2004 – Present.
Founding Member and Participant – Sustainability Committee, 2003 – Present.

Student Life Committee Member, 2007-2008, 2016 – 2018.
Faculty Enrollment Committee, 2013 – 2016.
Presidential Task Force on Enrollment Size and Program Capacity Committee, 2013 – 2014.
Center for Community Engagement Taskforce, 2013 – 2014.
Graduate Studies And Fellowships Advisory, 2009 – 2014.
Civil Engineering Graduate School Liaison 2009 – 2014.
Civil Engineering Library Liaison, 2000 – 2014.
Academic Research Committee (ARC), Chair, 2010 – 2012.
NCUR Academic Co-lead, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, March, 2012.
Search Committee Chair, Four Search Committees for CEE – 2012.
Jeffers Engineering Director Search Committee, 2011-2012
Goldwater Review Committee, 2009 – 2010
Biotechnology/Bioengineering Advisory, 2009 – 2010.
Graduate Studies And Fellowships Advisory, 2009 – 2010.
Search Committee for Technician, Spring 2010.
Academic Research Committee (ARC),  Member, 2009 – 2010.
Student Life Ad-Hoc Committee on Residential Life, June 2008 – August 2009.
Campus Master Planning Committee, April 2008 – Spring 2009.
2009 Orientation Committee.
Search Committee for Geotech/Trans. Civil Engineering Faculty Member, Spring 2006.
Search Committee for Lead Technician, Fall 2005.
Search Committee for Technician, Fall 2005.
Commencement Committee, 2004 – 2006.
Multidisciplinary Environmental Contest Team Advisor, 2002 – 2003.
Landis Community Outreach Committee, 2001 – 2003.
Lafayette Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) Advisor, 2000 – 2005.
ASCE Student Chapter Advisor, 2000 – 2003.
Environmental Science Minor Committee, 1999 – 2003.

Professional Activities

Scholarship Committee, Water Works Operators’ Association of Pennsylvania (WWOAP), 2012 – Present.
PWEA Research Committee,  Member, 2005 – Present
Bushkill Stream Conservancy, Board of Directors, 2002 – Present.

ASEE Community Engagement Committee, 2015 – 2018.
Lehigh Valley Section, ASCE, Environmental/Water Resources Chair, 2001 – 2014.
PWEA Research Committee, Chair, 2005 – 2009.
Organizing Committee Member, First International Congress on Science and Technology, Quito, Ecuador, 2004 – 2005.
AWWA/ASCE WTP Design 4th Edition Steering Committee, 2002 – 2004.
DEP Watershed Science Committee, 2002 – 2003.
ASCE/EWRI Water Supply Eng. Tech. Committee of the Infrastructure Council, Member, 2001- 2004.
Vice President Lehigh Valley Section, ASCE, 2000 – 2001.
Local Environmental Advisory Group (LEAG), Lucent Technology, 1997 – 2003.

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society (ACS) (Member Since 1999).
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)  (Member Since 1992).
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) (Member Since 2007).
American Water Work Association (AWWA) (Member Since 1999).
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) (Member Since 2002).
Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association (EPWPCOA) (Member Since 1999).
Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) (Member Since 1999).
Water Environment Federation (WEF) (Member Since 1999).

Courses Taught

ES 225 – Engineering Professionalism and Ethics
CE 221 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CE 361 – Geotechnical Engineering
CE 422 – Environmental Site Assessment
CE 423 – Water Quality
CE 425 – Water Supply and Pollution Control
CE 470 – Intro to Planning & Design
CE 480 – Planning and Design

Proposals Granted

AEESP Environmental Outreach Grant (9/17)  – $750

Lafayette College: 2016 Teagle Foundation Grant – $2,500

Lafayette College: 2015 R. K. Mellon Summer Research Fellowship – $2,500

Lafayette College: Mellon STEAM Grant – Summer 2014 & 2015, $10,000.

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, Barnstable Massachusetts: “Demonstration, Feasibility and Potential Implementation of Colosi/Kney Bioassay Technology for the Barnstable County Municipal Authority” – Summer 2014, 15,000, 7/1/14 – 7/14/14

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Stream Sampling Program” Summer 2013, $16,755.00.

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Building a GIS and Modeling” Summer 2013, $17,064.60.

Nazareth Municipal Authority “Stream Sampling Program” Summer 2012, $16,755.00.

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Building a GIS and Modeling” Summer 2012, $17,064.60.

National Science Foundation – ISE: FUTURE WORLDS: A Cyber-Learning Platform for Exploration in Sustainability, Participation – Sub Award; 32,000 + 23,000 = 55,000 –  9/1/11 to 8/31/13

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Nutrient Investigation in the Bushkill Watershed” Summer 2011, $10,701.

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Building a GIS and Modeling” Summer 2011, $30,805.

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Steam Sampling” – Summer 2010, $9,818.

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF): Funds for Solar Array at Metzgar Field, July 2009, $30,000

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): “Expanding a Food Waste Compositing Facility at Lafayette College as an Institutional Model in the Lehigh Valley Region” $51,352,  9/1/09 to 8/31/10

Nazareth Municipal Authority: “Building a GIS and Modeling” – 2009- 2010, $81,853.

Nazareth Municipal Authority – Reduction of Energy/Alternative Energy Feasibility Study and Model Development – November 2008, $5000.00

ENVIRON Foundation 2007-2008, Student Club Grant, $7,000

National Science Foundation, RUI. An Innovative Hybrid Technology for the Removal and Destruction of Perchlorate from Aqueous Systems Using Polymeric Ligand Exchange Technology and a Packed Bed Bio Reactor. No. 0553654, $199,999.00, 7/01/06- 6/31/09.

WERC/New Mexico State University/AWWA Grant, Equilibrium and Rapid Column Study; A Cooperative Study – $27,615, 6/20/05 – 12/15/05.

Environmental Protection Agency, 2005 P3, A National Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet – The characterization and implementation of an enhanced activated alumina for the removal of dissolved arsenic at the point of entry. – Sorting Code 2005-NCER-Z3, $25,764, 9/30/05 – 5/31/06.

National Science Foundation, Office of International Science & Engineering – International Collaborative Research Investigating Wetland Adjacent to Lake Victoria, No. 0353236, $95,360, 04/01/04-03/31/06

National Science Foundation, Adaptation and Implementation (A&I) track of the the Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program – A Multidisciplinary/Intercollegiate Collaborative Experience Using a Recombinant Yeast Assay to Quantify Estrogenic Compounds in Wastewater – No. 0310976, $98,000, 6/1/03 – 5/31/06

National Science Foundation, Office of International Science & Engineering – US-United Kingdom Cooperative Research: Magnetic Study, No. 0330868, $15,000, 8/1/03 – 12/31/03

National Science Foundation, Small Grant Exploratory Research – Enhanced Treatment of Ions in Solution Using a Variable Magnetic Field – SGER No. 0211450, $49,832, 5/15/02 – 5/14/03

National Science Foundation, MRI/RUI Proposal for Instrumentation of Environmental Research Laboratories, CMS. Major Research Instrumentation. No. 0215809, $366,364, 6/31/02.

Publications (*astrick indicates student co-author)

Refereed Books, Projects Reports and Technical Publications

Bower, P, R. Kelsey, B. Bennington, L. Lemke, J. Liddicoat, B. Sorice Miccio, A. Lampousis, D. Thompson, B. Greenbaum Seewald, A. D. Kney, T. Graham, S. Datta. (Winter 2014) Brownfield Action: Dissemination of a SENCER Model Curriculum and the Creation of a Collaborative STEM Education Network. Science Education and Civic Engagement. 6:1:5-22.

AWWA/ASCE National Committee, “Forth Edition Water Treatment Plant Design,” Prepared by the Joint AWWA/ASECE Steering Committee, 2004

Linginreddy, S. Editor, “Control of Microorganisms in Drinking Water” Prepared by the Water Supply Engineering Technical Committee of the Infrastructure Council, ASCE, Reston, VA, 2002

SenGupta, A.K., P. Li, and A.D. Kney “Pilot Testing of the Two-Step Selective Alum Recovery Process,” Technical Manual, AWWARF, Denver, CO, Dec. 2002

Kney, A.D. and A.K. SenGupta, “Synthesis and Characterization of a New Class Of Hybrid Inorganic Sorbents,” A chapter in “Ion Exchange and Solvent Extraction”, Marcel Dekker, Inc, NY, NY, pp 295-352, May 2001

Refereed Papers

Adelman*, M. J., A. D. Kney, B. C. Peacock*, M. B. Rothenberger, J. E. Greenleaf. (2017). Rethinking the Land Application Value of Municipal Waste Compost through Improved Nitrogen Management.  Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 43:4: 338-345(8).

Ryan*, M. J., A. D. Kney, T. L. Carley.  (2017). A study of selective precipitation techniques used to recover refined iron oxide pigments for the production of paint from a synthetic acid mine drainage brine.  Applied Geochemistry, 79:27-35.

Citrin*, R. A., A. D. Kney, P. Clark. (2016). Evaluation of a Learning Platform and Assessment Methods for Informal Elementary Environmental Education Focusing on Sustainability, Presented through a Case Study, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kney, A. D., J. C Tatu, M. Marlin*, X. Meng*. (2016). Transforming STEM to STEAM: How a Traditionally Run STEM Camp Successfully Incorporated the Arts into Its Framework. Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) Proceedings, Princeton, New Jersey.

Oswald, M., A. D. Kney, D. Veshosky. (2012) Integrating the Charrette Process into Engineering Education: A Case Study on a Civil Engineering Capstone Course, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings, San Antonio, Texas

Thompson*, M., D. Brandes, A. D. Kney (2012) Using electronic conductivity and hardness data for rapid assessment of stream water quality.  Journal of Environmental Management. 104:15:152-157.

Colosi, J. C., and A. D. Kney, (2011). A yeast estrogen screen without extraction provides fast, reliable measures of estrogenic activity. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30:10:2261-2269

Dimick*, P. S., A. D. Kney, J. Tavakoli, S. E. Mylon, D. Zhao, (2008). An Intercomparison of Polymeric Ligand Exchangers for Removal of Perchlorate from Water. Separation Science and Technology. 43:9-10:2343-2362

Kney, A. D. and D. Brandes, “Development of a Rapid Assessment Method Addressing Anthropogenic Influence on Stream Chemistry” Journal of Environmental Management, 82:4:519-528 (2007).

Xiong, Z., P. S. Dimick, D. Zhao, A. D. Kney, and J. Tavakoli, “Removal of Perchlorate from Contaminated Water Using a Regenerable Polymeric Ligand Exchanger” Separation Science and Technology, 41: 2555-2574 (2006)

Kney, A. D. and S. A. Parsons, “A spectrophotometric based study of magnetic water treatment assessment of ionic vs. surface mechanisms”, Water Research,  40:3:517-524 (2006).

Kney, A. D. and  D. Zhao, “A pilot study on phosphate and nitrate removal from secondary wastewater effluent
using a selective ion exchange process”, Environmental Technology, 25:533-542 (2004)


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