Riverkeeper Paul Gallay Joins Clarkson University Graduate Faculty

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries announced that Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay will join the faculty of Clarkson University’s master of science in engineering management program (MSEM) as adjunct professor of environmental law. Gallay, an attorney, educator, and environmentalist, will launch his class for a new group of students on Sept. 26, at Beacon Institute’s education facility at Denning’s Point in Beacon.

Riverkeeper Paul Gallay
Riverkeeper Paul Gallay

Gallay’s Riverkeeper work includes challenging the illegal activities of polluters and strengthening laws protecting New York’s waterways. Gallay’s previous experience includes the New York State Attorney General’s office (1987-1990), the Department of Environmental Conservation (1990-2000) and land conservation organizations (2000-2010).

“So much of my work as Hudson Riverkeeper depends on forming partnerships across disciplines and interest groups, and solving problems that look unsolvable,” says Gallay of his current position. “My goal as a faculty member for the Clarkson program will be similar: to help MSEM students blend creative approaches to engineering and design with a stronger, deeper understanding of environmental law and policy, so they can become better leaders in the all-important work of building sustainable communities.”

Clarkson’s MSEM program, one of the few in the U.S. to incorporate environmental law and sustainability principles into its coursework, is a two-year hybrid program of in-person and online classes designed for full-time engineering and technical professionals. The environmental component for the program reflects the Institute’s mission of protecting water with innovative technology, education and policy.

Clarkson University Master of Science in Engineering Management
The Clarkson Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a two-year, 30-credit hybrid program that combines in-person and virtual classroom experiences to accommodate complex schedules of full-time working professionals. Visit bire.org and clarkson.edu.

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