Jeanine D. Plummer

Alena and David M. Schwaber ’65 Professor of Environmental Engineering

Jeanine D. Plummer, who joined the WPI faculty in 1999, received a BS in civil engineering from Cornell University and an MS in environmental engineering and a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2006, she was named director of WPI’s new undergraduate program in environmental engineering, an interdisciplinary major that draws on the expertise of faculty in chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering. In her research, Plummer explores factors that affect the quality of drinking water and innovative technologies for detecting and removing contaminants. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2008, Plummer was named Professor of the Year for Massachusetts by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). WPI has twice honored Plummer: with the Board of Trustees’ Award for Academic Advising (in 2005) and the Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching (in 2006). An active member of the American Water Works Association, she was named a trustee of the Water Science and Research Division in 2009. She is also a member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, among other organizations.

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