|Kathleen Garland, Ph.D.
Kathleen Garland is currently a full-time lecturer in the Environmental Management
Program in the School of Business, where she has taught for the past six years. She
holds a PhD in Structural Geology from Penn State, and BA and BS degrees in General
Arts and Sciences and Earth Sciences, also from Penn State. Before joining the UHCL
faculty as an adjunct in 2005, Kathleen held positions with Chevron as a Development
Geologist, and with the State of New Mexico as an environmental project manager, manager
of the state's UST reimbursement program, and Director of the state's Mining and Minerals
Division. She also worked as a senior environmental scientist in private consulting,
and started her own consulting practice specializing in management strategies for
companies and agencies concerned with compliance issues. Kathleen has acted as co-PI
or senior research analyst on three research grants at UHCL, and currently sits on
two Masters thesis committees. Her research areas focus on effectively communicating
environmental and regulatory issues to the public, and on building community resilience
on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast through ecosystem restoration, disaster preparedness,
public policy, and community planning.
Kathleen has represented the School of Business for the Student Conference since 2009-2010.
She is a strong advocate for student research at UHCL at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels, and has sponsored a number of student papers and posters for the