Mark A Tumeo

Dean • and Professor

Computing, Engineering, & Construction Administration • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Policy

Environmental Law

Intellectual Property

Hydrocarbon contamination

On-site Wastewater Treatment

Hazardous Waste Treatment

Site Remediation

Education

Ph.D. Civil/Environmental Engineering (1988) University of California Davis
JD Law, (2002) Cleveland State University
MS Civil/Environmental Engineering (1982) University of California Davis
BS Civil Engineering (1981) University of Notre Dame
BS Biology (1981) University of Notre Dame
 

Biography

Dr. Mark A. Tumeo is the Dean of the college of Computing, Engineering and Construction and a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of North Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, a J.D., degrees in civil engineering and biology and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska. Dr. Tumeo came to UNF in 2011 from Cleveland State University. At CSU he served seven years as the Vice Provost of Research and Dean of the Graduate Studies before returning to Faculty in 2007, where he served as the Faculty advisor for the CSU Chapter of Engineers without Borders and as the Undergraduate Program and ABET Coordinator for the Department. Prior to his appointment at CSU, he was a faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

 

He has almost thirty years of experience in environmental consulting and research, and has extensive experience and publications in environmental risk assessment, policy and regulation. He has served on local, state, national and international panels in the area of environmental management and law. In 1997, Dr. Tumeo was selected as one of three individuals nationally to work under the Clinton Administration with the newly formed USDA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis and helped develop guidelines for risk assessments required under law. In 2001, Dr. Tumeo was elected to the rank of “Fellow” in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was the Governor of Ohio's academic appointee on the State of Ohio’s Technical Advisory Committee on Sewage Treatment Systems and served six-years as an elected member of the City Council of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  He is actively involved in several professional organizations and currently serves as a Corresponding Editor for the American Association of Civil Engineers' Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. Most recently, Dr. Tumeo was elected to the rank of “Fellow” in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
 

Awards

  • Elected to the Rank of ASCE Fellow (2014)
  • Awarded outstanding Faculty Service Award by College of Engineering at CSU (2010)
  • Elected to the Rank of AAAS Fellow (February, 2002)
  • Recipient of Fulbright Fellowship to Germany. Seminar on Energy and the Environment (1999)
  • Recipient of AAAS-USDA Risk Assessment Fellowship (1997-1998)
  • Co-recipient of the ACLU Award for Work in the area of Workers Rights in Alaska (1997)
  • Co-recipient of the Peter J. Disperito Award for Public Service in Alaska (1996)
  • Recipient of AAAS Congressional Fellowship (1993-1994)
  • Recipient of Fulbright Fellowship to Peru for Environmental Engineering (1991)
     

Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, License Number 73309
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska, License Number CE 7767
Admitted to the Ohio Bar, Registered Attorney-at-Law, Registration Number 0074945

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Civil Engineers Member since 1978

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Engineering (1993 to 2000).
  • Corresponding Editor, Journal of Professional Practice (2010 to present)

American Association for the Advancement of Science Elected to Rank of AAAS Fellow (2002)

  • Recipient of Congressional Fellowship (1993-1994)
  • Recipient of Risk Assessment Fellowship (1997-1998)

American Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Member since 1998

 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

SELECTED RECENT GRANTS

  • Ohio Department of Transportation Student Project - Evaluation of Culvert Efficiency and Impact - $20,000 (2011)
  • NASA Glenn Research Center - Establishment of a Translational Research Fund and Program for Commercialization - $500,000 (2007)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency - Establishment of a "Program of Excellence in Risk Assessment at CSU - $955,000 (2004)
  • USDA – Forest Service Risk Assessment Support on the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Project - $60,000 (2004)
  • Office of Research Integrity  - Research Integrity Training Program: Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Module - $25,000 (2003)
  • NSF - The Causes of Surfactant-Induced Hydraulic Conductivity Changes during Soil Washing - $283,000 (2002)
     

Publications & Presentations

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Resio, Don. T., Tumeo, Mark A., and Jen L. Irish (in press); “Foundations for Hazard/Risk Assessment in Coastal Areas.” Handbook of Ocean Engineering (M. Dhanak and N. Xiros, eds.), Springer Press, New York, New York, publishers.
  2. Malek, Maged, Tumeo, Mark A. and Saliba, Jeanette (in press); “Fuzzy Logic Approach to Risk Assessment Associated with Concrete Deterioration.” Accepted by the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems (August 2014).
  3. Tumeo, Mark A. and Juliet Newland (2009); “Survey of the Home Sewage Disposal Systems in Northeast Ohio.” Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 72, No. 2, pp. 17-22.
  4. Tumeo, Mark A. (2008) “A Simple Conceptual Risk Assessment Approach for Separation Distances in Home Sewage Systems.” In Proceedings of the 10th Annual State Onsite Regulators Association (SORA) and 8th Annual Captains of Industry (COI) Joint Conference, March 3-6, Point Clear Alabama. National Environmental Services Center, West Virginia University, publishers.
  5. Stepien, Carol A. and Mark A. Tumeo (2006); “Invasion genetics of Ponto-Caspian gobies in the Great Lakes: a ‘cryptic’ species, absence of founder effects, and comparative risk analysis.” Biological Invasions, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 61-78.
  6. Tumeo, Mark (2006); “How Graduate Student Service Learning Activities Work in the Close Collaborations that Cleveland State has Developed with Local government, School Districts and the Private Sector.” In The Service Oriented Graduate School. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, Kansas City, Missouri, March 29-April 1, 2005. Paap Printing, Charleston, Illinois, publishers. pp. 42-49
  7. Stepien, C.A., J.E. Brown, M.E. Neilson, and M.A. Tumeo (2005); Genetic diversity of invasive species in the Great Lakes versus their Eurasian source populations: Insights for risk analysis. Risk Analysis, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 1043-1060.
  8. Tumeo, Mark A. , Kathryn Watkins, and Joseph DeMarco (2004); Research with Integrity - Conflicts of Interest Module (CD-ROM) Produced for the Office of Research Integrity under PO # O2T20005801D.
  9. Tumeo, Mark A. (2003); “Civil Rights for Gays and Lesbians and Domestic Partner Benefits: How Far Could an Ohio Municipality Go?” Cleveland State University Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 165-187.
  10. Stepien, C.A., A.M. Ford, A.K. Dillon-Klika, and M. A. Tumeo (2003); Risk analysis and genetic identity of the Eurasian source population for the ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) invasion in the Great Lakes. In Proceedings of Percis III, the 3rd International Symposium on Percid Fishes, T.P. Barry and J.A. Malison, eds. Madison: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, pp. 91-92.
  11. Stepien, C.A., C.D. Taylor, D. Einhouse, and M.A. Tumeo (2003); “Analysis of genetic hybridization risk posed by fish stocking to a historic walleye spawning group”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Division of American Fisheries Society, San Diego, California, April 17, 2003.
  12. Stepien, C.A. and M.A. Tumeo (2003); “Genetic investigations of source areas, spread patterns, and changes over the time course of exotic invasions”. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California, March 17, 2003.
  13. Khan, Lutful I., Tumeo, Mark A., Dural, Nilufer , and Kumar, Pavan (2001); “Evaluation of Surfactant–Contaminant Interaction in Inert Porous Media”. In Proceedings of the 75th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 10-13, 2001.
  14. Arsov, Vlado, Dural, Nilufer , Tumeo, Mark A., and Khan, Lutful (2001); “Adsorption of Polyoxyethlene Sorbitan Monolaureate And Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate on Subsurface Material”. Poster presentation at the 75th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 10-13, 2001.
  15. Tumeo, M. A. K. F. Knowlton, and P. C. Bartlett (2000) "Using Risk Assessment to Manage Environmental Challenges on the Farm". Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, Vol. 217, No. 12, pp. 1843-1846.
  16. Tumeo, Mark A. (1999) "Understanding between Scientists and Attorneys for Better Service to Business and Community" The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 46, No. 7, pp.19-20.
  17. Tumeo, Mark A. (1999); "Where Do We Go From Here?: Comments on Equal Opportunity and Equality in Environmental Engineering" ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering Vol. 125, No. 4, pp. 304-305.
     

SELECTED INVITED LECTURES

  1. June 2010 North Central Soil Survey Conference. Invited speaker. Presented talk entitled "Application of Risk Assessment for VSD in Home Sewage Systems" (June 15, 2010).
  2. March 2010 Ohio Department of Health Annual Midwest Workshop in Environmental Health . Invited Speaker. Presented talk entitled “Application of Risk Assessment for VSD in Home Sewage Systems”. (March 11, 2010).
  3. March 2009 Ohio Department of Health Annual Midwest Workshop in Environmental Health . Invited Speaker. Presented talk entitled “History and Activities of the Ohio TAC: A View from the Inside”. (March 25, 2009).
  4. Nov. 2008 Stark County Park District’s Environmental Conference. Invited Keynote Speaker. Overview of Sustainability and what it means from a legal, political and technical perspective. Also member of afternoon panel of experts discussing sustainability. (November 14, 2008).
  5. Sept. 2008 Southeast Ohio Environmental Health Conference. Invited to give paper presentation on the development of a model to apply Risk Assessment techniques in on-site sewage treatment system regulation on September 25, 2008.
  6. March 2008 10th Annual State Onsite Regulators Association (SORA) and 8th Annual Captains of Industry (COI) Joint Conference. Invited to give paper presentation on Risk Assessment and Vertical Separation Distances in Home March 4, 2008.
  7. May 2006 WCPN (National Public Radio): Invited panelist on Conflict of Interest law and policy in research institutions. Show aired May 12, 2006.
  8. March 2005 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting (Kansas City, Kansas): Member of a five-person panel for the plenary session on how Graduate education serves distressed urban communities
  9. Nov. 2004 Safe Drinking Water Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa): Invited to give keynote, plenary address on Safe Drinking Water and International Security from an Environmental Policy perspective. Also asked to organize a panel on a related topic.
  10. Nov. 2003 Safe Drinking Water Conference (Atlanta, Georgia): Invited to give plenary address on Safe Drinking Water and International Security from an Environmental Policy perspective.
     

TumeoContact Information

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(904) 620-1350

m.tumeo@unf.edu