A&P Diversity Council - Kent Halloran
My 30-year career has been devoted to the field of storm water, potable water, wastewater engineering design and construction, airport drainage, and food processing waste treatment. With Ohio State, I am the water compliance engineer and serve as adjunct faculty in the Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering Department. Promoting sustainability throughout my career, I have pioneered the use of natural systems, such as constructed wetlands, and the conversion of retention basins using native wetland plants to improve storm water retention, increase pollutant removal, and provide pollinator and wetland habitats.
My B.S. is in civil engineering from The Ohio State University, and my M.E. is in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University. I am a licensed Professional Engineer in both Ohio and Idaho and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. I volunteer for Friends of the Lower Olentengy Watershed, am the vice chairman of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Water Resources Working Group, and am the faculty advisor for Texnikoil Engineering Honorary.
My personal values include environmental awareness and justice, diversity, inclusion, and equality. I am proud to serve on A&P’s Diversity Council because I believe academia must promote diversity within its own ranks to effectively promote diversity throughout our extended community.