Advisory Boards & Committees



Environmental Program Advisory Board (EPAB at OSU-Stillwater)

The Environmental Program Advisory Board (EPAB) is comprised of leading agency, industry, and consulting professionals in the State of Oklahoma who are committed to the success of the Environmental Science Graduate Program (ESGP). Their knowledge and experience guide strategic planning, programmatic scope, and curriculum development.

PSM External Employer Advisory Board (PSM-EAB at OSU-TULSA)

The PSM external employer advisory board (PSM -EAB) is comprised of leading industry professionals that are responsible for advising and guiding the program to keep the curriculum current and relevant to industry standards and prevalent issues, in turn making graduating students more marketable. Furthermore, the Advisory Board serves to increase industry contacts to open internship, job and funding opportunities.

Current Members

PSM-EAB Member    Position Title   Company Name 
Kenneth Ede Director, PSM Program and Chair of PSM-EAB Oklahoma State University
Derek Blackshare President Blackshare Environmental Solutions
Steve Carson Senior Staff Compliance Specialist - Hazmat & Transportation   Magellan LLP
Bert Fisher President Lithochem
Jeremy Jewell Principal and Manager of Oklahoma Operations Trinity Consultants Inc.
Thelma Latimer-Davis  Manager, Environmental Engineering American Airlines, Inc.
Matthew Newman  Director, Business Management  Covanta, Inc.
David Smith Senior Environmental Engineer American Airlines, Inc.
Mike Thayer  Director – Environment  NOV
Jason Throckmorton Environmental Engineer Holly Frontier
Damon Wright Director of Environmental Services QuikTrip Corporation

 

Curriculum & Steering Committee: ESGP at OSU-Stillwater

The Curriculum & Steering Committee is responsible for the overall guidance of the Environmental Science Graduate Program and manages the curriculum through review of program requirements and the creation, revision, and inactivation of ENVR courses.

Admission & Retention Committee: ESGP at OSU-Stillwater

The purpose of the Admission and Retention Committee is to revise student admission standards and application criteria as necessary, screen and approve admission applications, monitor student's progress in the program, and request a review of the student's file if warranted.

Curriculum & Steering Committee: PSM at OSU-Tulsa

The PSM Curriculum & Steering Committee is responsible for the overall guidance of the Environmental Management program at OSU-Tulsa. The committee can create, revise and/or terminate courses and modify the curriculum for the Tulsa campus.

Current Members

Kenneth F. Ede, Ph.D., CHMM
PSM Director & Chair of the Committee

Damon Wright, M.S.
Engineering and Environmental Manager
QuikTrip Corporation

Michael L. Thayer, PhD, CHMM
HSE Director – Western Hemisphere
NOV Completion & Production Solutions
Fiber Glass Systems | Health, Safety, and Environment

Admission & Retention Committee: PSM at OSU-Tulsa

The purpose of the PSM Admission and Retention Committee is to revise student admission standards and application criteria as necessary, screen and approve admission applications, monitor student's progress in the program, and request a review of the student's file if warranted.

Current Members

Kenneth F. Ede, Ph.D., CHMM
PSM Director & Chair of the Committee

Michael L. Thayer, PhD, CHMM
HSE Director – Western Hemisphere
NOV Completion & Production Solutions
Fiber Glass Systems | Health, Safety, and Environment

Jason Aamodt, J.D.
Assistant Professor