JoAnn Silverstein
Professor • Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

JoAnn Silverstein is a Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, and former Director of the Program in Environmental Design, and the Residential Academic Program, Sustainable by Design. She has a BA in Psychology (Stanford University), BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis. JoAnn came to UCB as an Assistant Professor in 1982, and her research and teaching area is Civil/Environmental Engineering focused on the application of microbial processes to remove contaminants from water and wastewater, treat wastewater for beneficial reuse, and restore damaged environmental sites such as abandoned mines. JoAnn has been an enthusiastic member of the Center of the American West Faculty Advisory Council where she enjoys judging for the Thompson Writing Awards and the lively interaction with colleagues in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences.