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Susan M. Morgan, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Dean, Graduate School

(618) 650-2171 RH 2208,

Dr. Susan Morgan is Professor in environmental engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Associate Dean in the Graduate School. She is a licensed Professional Engineer. Since joining SIUE in 1996, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in water quality, environmental engineering and laboratory analysis, and waste management and has chaired or served on 115 master degree committees. Dr. Morgan has conducted research in waste management as well as green infrastructure for stormwater management. With Dr. Bill Retzlaff, she co-founded the St. Louis metropolitan area research collaboration G.R.E.E.N. – Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network – between SIUE and regional and local industry. She has published nearly 40 journal papers, conference proceedings, textbooks, and research reports. She has written or helped write substantive portions of 16 internally and 15 externally funded proposals and is serving or has served as PI or Co-PI on internal grants worth nearly $90,000 and external grants worth approximately $1.6 million, including a multi-year $599,695 grant from the National Science Foundation and a multi-year $459,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Her sources of external funding are varied, ranging from regional agencies (such as the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District) to federal agencies (such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

As Associate Dean, she oversees the operation of the Graduate School, including Graduate Programs and the Office of Research and Projects (ORP). ORP manages external proposal preparation and submittals, external contracts and grants, internal funding programs, internal and external publicity, professional development of scholarship, research compliance, research policies, and intellectual property/technology transfer. Graduate Programs manages graduate student retention and support initiatives, select interdisciplinary degrees, and graduate assistant contracts.

She served as the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Civil Engineering for over 9 years followed by serving as the Department Chair for 4.5 years. She has also served in numerous leadership roles in academic and professional organizations, including for the SIUE Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; the St. Clair, Illinois, and National Societies of Professional Engineers; and the St. Louis Section and National American Societies of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Morgan received her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University and her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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