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03-04-2009

Alan Rossner Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Alan Rossner has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of biology in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Rossner serves as Director for Clarkson’s undergraduate programs in Environmental Health Science and Environmental Science & Policy. Rossner promoted

He received his Ph.D. in occupational health from McGill University, his master of science degree in environmental health from the University of Washington, and his bachelor of science in biology from Clarkson.

Prior to coming to Clarkson, Rossner spent 10 years working in the industrial sector as an environmental, health and safety professional, performing exposure assessments, safety and health audits, and implementing control systems.

Over the last decade he has taught and conducted research at Clarkson in environmental health science. The environmental, health and safety hazards he observed while working in industry have directly influenced the issues of concern and the nature of the research he has pursued as a faculty member.

Rossner has directed his research into areas that minimize people’s exposure to contaminants, improve working conditions, improve living conditions and minimize risk of disease. His current research projects encompass three areas: the development of air sampling methodologies; exposure assessment strategies for occupational and environmental air sampling; and indoor/outdoor air contaminant monitoring.

Rossner has published numerous journal articles, conference papers and other articles. He has delivered 50 papers at professional and academic conferences throughout the country and has managed research projects totaling over $500,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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