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Kimberly Jones

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Engineering and Architecture Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Howard University

About Kimberly Jones

Dr. Kimberly L. Jones is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education (College of Engineering and Architecture) and Professor and Chair (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at Howard University. She holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from Howard University, a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental Science and Engineering Professors (AEESP) and a member of the International Women’s Forum. Her research interests include water and wastewater quality, environmental policy, membrane separations, global water treatment, environmental justice, risk evaluation and environmental nanotechnology.

Dr. Jones currently serves as a Presidential Appointee to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. She has served on the Chartered Science Advisory Board of the US EPA, where she chaired the Drinking Water Committee and was liaison to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council.  She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Engineering and the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education at the National Science Foundation, and the Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).  She is an alternate Commissioner of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin in Washington, DC., where she chairs the committee on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). She also serves on the Management Board of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) and as Associate Director for Diversity in the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN).

Dr. Jones has served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Board of AEESP, where she was Secretary of the Board.  She has served on several committees of the NASEM, including the Committee on Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges.  She also served as the Deputy Director of the Keck Center for Nanoscale Materials for Molecular Recognition at Howard University and on the Center Steering Committee of the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT).

Dr. Jones has received the Researcher of the Year award from Howard University, a Top Women in Science Award from the National Technical Association, the Outstanding Young Civil Engineer award from University of Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a NSF CAREER Award, an Outstanding Leadership and Service and Outstanding Faculty Mentor award from Howard University, and Top Women Achievers award from Essence Magazine.

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