Dr. Kristin Sample-Lord is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, with expertise in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. Her research focuses on soil barrier systems for protection of human health and the environment and geotechnical aspects of stormwater control measures. Dr. Sample-Lord teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Geology for Engineers, Soil Mechanics and Geoenvironmental Processes.
Dr. Andrea L. Welker, PE, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and a Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University. Her research focuses on effectiveness of stormwater control measures at both the site and watershed scale. She is the immediate past Chair of the Civil Engineering Division of ASEE.
Dr. Patricia Gallagher is an Associate Professor in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. She specializes in geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, and sustainability and resilience of infrastructure. She researches and implements evidence-based teaching strategies in engineering education and has extensive experience with recruitment and retention of underrepresented students. Dr. Gallagher also participated in the development of the NSF ADVANCE funded Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program at Drexel University. ELATE is a national leadership development program to advance senior women faculty into leadership.
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