About Our Speakers

Liv M. Haselbach PhD

Director Center for Resiliency
Lamar University

Dr. Liv Haselbach is the Director of the Center for Resiliency and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lamar University. She previously was at Washington State University and the University of South Carolina. She has authored numerous papers on sustainability. She leads a regional, multi-entity Flood Coordination Study in Southeast Texas. Liv is a licensed professional engineer, an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) board certified environmental engineer with a specialty in environmental sustainability, and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 2019 she was named Engineer of the Year by the Sabine Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Prior to her academic career she worked for Stauffer Chemical Company and Sohio, and then founded an engineering consulting company in Connecticut, specializing in site development for retail petroleum facilities. Her degrees include a BS with Distinction in Civil Engineering from Cornell, an MS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

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