Jim F. Chamberlain, PhD, P.E., BCEE, is an Environmental Engineer and Co-Director for Education and Outreach for the OU WaTER Center. Jim heads up the undergraduate WaTER minor (“Water and Sanitation for Health and Sustainable Development”) for students who desire to pursue a vocation or avocation in sustainable development and/or WaSH. As part of this curriculum, Jim teaches a Technical Field Methods course and a course in Global Environmental Health each year.
Jim received a B.S. from Texas A&M University and his PhD from Clemson University in Environmental Engineering and Science. He has worked on drinking water projects in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. He is a licensed professional engineer and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer in sustainability with 12+ years of consulting experience before entering academia. Jim likes to run, backpack, and sea kayak, and has built a log cabin in North Carolina.