Environmental Management — Environmental Science — Environmental Studies
John  Lendvay

John Lendvay

Associate Professor

John M. Lendvay received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lendvay's research interests focus primarily on community assessment of regional water quality. He is currently working in collaboration with local non-governmental and community advocate agencies in the Bay View Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco toward this effort. This neighborhood has a history of significant environmental degradation and a population comprised mainly of underrepresented and politically disenfranchised minorities.

The Yosemite Watershed Restoration Project is a community-based assessment of water quality at Yosemite Slough and is organized and led by undergraduate research assistants at the University of San Francisco. Teams of local high school students are trained on environmental concerns impacting the community and on sampling protocols necessary to conduct a detailed water quality assessment of the slough. The students examine the impact of sewage treatment plant outflow, good urban water quality practices, and sources of impervious surface runoff. The expectation is that data from this water quality assessment and a parallel wildlife census will be incorporated into a community effort to influence redevelopment decisions minimizing future environmental impacts.

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Administrative Appointments

Chair, Environmental Studies