Dr. Schmucker has 20 years experience in teaching and consulting. Focused on high quality teaching following the T4E, ExCEEd, and NETI teaching models, he currently is a full-time teaching professional with a focus on practice, project, and problem-based teaching methodologies.
Dr. Joshua Lenart is an Associate Instructor with the Communication, Leadership, Ethics, and Research (CLEAR) Program at the University of Utah where he teaches technical communications for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Rhetoric and Writing Studies and an M.A. in English from Montana State University. His research focuses on land management policy in two discrete areas. The first relates to civil infrastructure projects and landscape-scale impacts on habitat, community resilience, and long-term land use planning; the second involves the utilization, conservation, and management of big game wildlife resources.
For the past five years he has led various transdisciplinary teaching and research projects examining land and wildlife resource management conflicts vis-à-vis public policy, assessing stakeholder needs and desires, resource analysis, and collective impact engagement. Currently, he is working closely with several local and national organizations to research and rally opposition against the transfer of federal public lands to state governance.
Dr. Steve Burian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. He served as the first co-Director of Sustainability Curriculum Development, and is currently the Project Director of the USAID-funded U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, the Associate Director of the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and the Founding Director of the Water Center – all at the University of Utah. His research group has contributed new approaches for designing and operating resilient and smart urban water infrastructure. This research has received more than $15 million in funding and produced more than 75 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Burian’s enthusiasm for student learning has led to teaching awards and service assignments as assistant mentor and mentor at the American Society of Civil Engineers ExCEEd Teaching Workshop. He has also developed a variety of teaching and curriculum development workshops, including the Wasatch Experience Sustainability Teaching Workshop at the University of Utah. Steve has participated in the ASEE Annual Conference every year since 2007, co-authoring 14 papers and presenting 12. At the 2011 conference his paper was awarded the Glen L. Martin ASEE Civil Engineering Division Best Paper Award. Steve is a registered professional engineer in Utah.
Amir is a research associate and an instructor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. Amir receives a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Shiraz University in Iran, a Master's in Environmental Engineering from University of Toledo, and a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from University of Utah.
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