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Dr. Chih-Shin Shieh

Adjunct Professor

Chih-Shin “Charles” Shieh, Ph.D.

2009-president Academic Dean, Webber International University, Babson Park, Florida
2005–2009 Research Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
2002–present Adjunct Faculty, Brevard Community College, Melbourne, Florida
2002–2004 President and Executive Director, CS Environmental Solutions, Melbourne, Florida
2000-2002 Vice President, Evergreen Environmental Inc., Melbourne, Florida
1989-2000 Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
Executive Director, Research Center for Waste Utilization (1995 – 2000) – Managed and directed multidisciplinary research projects involving civil engineers, environmental chemists, marine biologists, and toxicologists in different departments; successfully conducted more than 20 interdisciplinary projects in studying ocean pollutions, incineration ash and phosphate waste management, with a total funding of approximately $4,500,000
Faculty Advisor (1989-2000) – Chinese Student Association
Principal Research Scientist (1993 – 1995)
Research Assistant Professor (1989 – 1992)

Ph.D., 1984-1988 Oceanography/Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology
M.S., 1981-1984 Marine Sciences/Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.S., 1975-1979 Aquaculture/biochemistry, National Taiwan Ocean University

Earth Science --- undergraduate course
Environmental Instrumental Analysis --- senior/graduate course
Marine Chemistry --- senior/graduate course
Meteorology --- undergraduate course
Oceanography --- undergraduate course, both classroom and online setting
Solid Waste Characterization and Management - graduate course

Served as an active member for the following US EPA panels:
The Global Earth Observation, 2007
Environmental Decision-Making Research, 2007
Science to Achieve Results (STAR)Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study Solicitation focusing on Terrestrial Systems Ecology, 2003 - 2008
The Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships Program, 2003 -2008
The Minority Academic Institutions Program, Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships Peer Review Panel, 2003 - 2006
Peer Review Panel of the Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT), 2005 - 2007

Served as an expert in environmental management
Invited to serve as an advisor in municipal waste combustor ash management and coastal zone management to the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan (1991, 1993)
Invited as an expert speaker to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and several national and state panels on solid waste management
Invited as an expert testimony at the congressional hearing conducted by the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, chaired by Congressman Adam Putnam.

Organized national and international conferences
Served as the Co-chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Ocean Pollution Symposium in Beijing, China, 1993 and in Florida, USA, 1997.
Served as the Symposium Chairman for the American Chemical Society National Meetings.
Served as an invited-speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences

Served as a peer reviewer for scientific journals
The Journal of Environmental Engineering
The Environmental Professional
The American Chemical Society Symposium Series

Published approximately 45 technical papers and reports

Supervised graduate students and research assistants --- graduated 12 MS and 3 PhDs

Email: cshieh@valenciacollege.edu

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