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Kevin Svitana , Ph.D.

Associate Professor , Chairperson of Sustainability Studies
Department of
Biology and Earth Science

p/ 614.823.1507
e/ ksvitana@otterbein.edu
Office: Science Center, 108


  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.S. West Virginia University
  • B.S. Juniata University 

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Water resource management
  • Aqueous geochemistry
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Brownfield redevelopment

Affiliations & Awards

  • Geological Society of America
  • National Ground Water Association
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • Licensed Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Certified Environmental Professional (CP), Ohio

Personal Biography

Dr. Svitana, who joined the Otterbein faculty in 2007, has more than 32 years of experience as a geologist, and over 30 years as a hydrogeologist. He is a professional geologist and a Ohio VAP Certified Environmental Professional and has completed numerous environmental assessments in accordance with the various regulatory structures. Dr. Svitana's diverse professional experience ranges from mineral resource evaluation and environmental impact studies to the assessment and remediation of hazardous waste sites. He is Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Otterbein University and is responsible for creating Otterbein's outdoor groundwater laboratory where students can gain first-hand experience collecting environmental samples.

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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