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Margaret A. Hunter

Associate Professor of Engineering


Degrees

PHD, 1996, Rice Univ; MS, 1993, Rice Univ; BS, 1989, Rutgers University


Bio

Research Interests:

Fate and transport of contaminants in water and soil environments
Watershed protection and management
Chemical and biological system modeling
Improving STEM education and the involvement of women in STEM careers.

Courses Taught:

Engg 9A: Introduction to Engineering 
Engg 47: Environmental Engineering
Engg 62: Environmental Unit Operations Laboratory
Engg 63: Biochemical Process Dynamics
Engg 117: Environmental Unit Processes and Operations
Engg 136: Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources
TPP 001: Introduction to Environmental Systems
TPP 115: Environmental Planning

Funding:

Equitable Science, Technology, Engineering, Education, and Mathematics Skills
(Project ESTEEM)” Margaret Hunter (PI), Hofstra University, DUE 0703081.  Funded for $725000 from 2007 to 2011.

“To examine sediment and stormwater samples for the presence of synthetic Pyrethroid insecticides.  M. A. Hunter.  Hofstra University Presidential Research Award and Faculty Development Grant. 2011. $2100

“Correlating Biological and Physical Availabilities of Hydrophobic Contaminants in Sediments Over Time and in the Presence of Competitive Co-Solutes,” J.J. Pignatello, M. A. Hunter (Co-PI) and J. C. White, Office of Naval Research Harbor Processes Program BAA 98-006, December 1998 to December 2001 $150,000

Publications and presentations:

Opportunities for Environmental Science and Engineering Outreach through K-12 Mathematics Programs. Margaret Hunter. Environmental Engineering Science. 2005, 23

Using Student Created Service Learning Projects in Environmental Science to Increase Student Engagement. Margaret Hunter and Deborah Hecht.  Presented at Developing a Good      Heart in STEM: The First Summit on Incorporating Social Justice and Service-Learning into    the STEM Curriculum. June 11-12, 2009 at Ithaca College

Student Produced Case Studies in an Introduction to Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Course to Create an Integrated Context for the Course Content. Margaret Hunter.  Paper and Poster Presentation 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition http://www.asee.org/conferences/annual/2007/, June 24-27, 2007 - Honolulu, Hawaii

Experiences of Engineering University Faculty in a Middle School Math, Science and Technology Partnership (MSTP). Hunter, M. A. and C. H. Forsberg.  Presented at the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.  April 16, 2005.

"Competitive Sorption and Desorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Esturine Sediments: Experiments and Model Simulations" Zhao, D., Pignatello, J., Hunter, M. A. , et al (2001) (submitted to ETAC)

"Increase in Bioavailability of Aged Phenanthrene in Soils by Competitive Displacement with Pyrene" White, J. C., Hunter, M. A. , Pignatello, J. J. and M. Alexander. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 1999,18:1728

"Correlation between the Biological and Physical Availabilities of Phenanthrene in Soils and Soil Humin in Aging Experiments" White, J. C., Hunter, M. A., Nam, K., Pignatello, J. J. and M. Alexander Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 1999, 18: 1720

"Irreversible Sorption of Neutral Hydrocarbons to Sediments: Experimental Observations and Model Predictions" Kan, A.T. , Fu, G., Hunter, M. A., Chen, W., Ward, C. H., and M. B. Tomson Environ. Sci. And Technol. 1998, 32

"Irreversible Adsorption of Naphthalene and Tetrachlorobiphenyl to Lula and Surrogate Sediments" Kan A. T., Fu, G., Hunter, M. A., and M. B. Tomson Environ. Sci. And Technol. 1997, 31: 2176

"Effectiveness of Chemically Enhanced Mobilization of Hydrocarbons". Kan, A. T., Hunter, M. A., Fu, G. and M. B. Tomson. SPE Production and Facilities, Paper No. 29769. 1997

"Development of a Surrogate Sediment to Study the Mechanisms Responsible for Adsorption/Desorption Hysteresis". Hunter, M. A., Kan, A. T. and M. B. Tomson. Environ. Sci. and Technol. 1996, 30: 2278.

Technical and professional memberships:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)

Women in Engineering:

Society of Women Engineers
Engineer Girl

Outside Interests:

Rowing, Hiking, Skiing, and Reading.


Teaching Interests

Service learning Collaborative Student Centered

Research Interests

Sediment and Water Chemistry Stormwater Engineering and environmental education

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ENGG 047 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGG Undergraduate
ENGG 060 WATER QUAL/ENV ENGG Undergraduate
ENGG 062 ENVR UNIT OPRTNS LAB Undergraduate
ENGG 117 ENV UNIT PRCS&OPRTNS Undergraduate
ENGG 136 HYDR ENGG&WATER RES Undergraduate
ENGG 143A CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN A Undergraduate
ENGG 143G INDEPENDENT ENGG DESIGN B Undergraduate
ENGG 196 INTERNSHIP IN ENGINEERING Undergraduate
ENGG 199 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN ENGG Undergraduate
TPP 001 (NS) INTRO ENVRNMT SYSTMS Undergraduate
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