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OSU-Tulsa faculty member appointed to state hazardous waste board

Dr. Kenneth Ede

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa faculty member Kenneth Ede, Ph.D., was recently appointed to a three-year term on the state’s Hazardous Waste Management Advisory Council.

He was appointed by Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Scott Schulz, R-Altus, to serve through June 30, 2021. He will fill the position left vacant by Michael Graves.

The council serves as the initial rulemaking body for the state’s Land Protection Division at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. Ede will serve on the task force as a member representing the general public.

Ede is director for the Environmental Science Graduate Program, Professional Science Master’s program and scientist-in-residence at OSU-Tulsa. He is also an adjunct professor in management in the OSU Spears School of Business.

Prior to his current university positions, Ede was associate director of the environmental science graduate program and served as OSU assistant dean of engineering.

He was environmental health and safety manager for American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Center in Tulsa for 18 years before joining OSU. In addition, he is a certified hazardous materials manager.

Ede’s research areas include environmental chemistry, environmental management and industrial environmental sustainability.