Addison Business Association

ABA Speakers

Major General Jeffrey Talley

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 11:45 AM

Major General Jeffrey Talley
Bent Tree Country Club

Dr. Jeffrey W. Talley has over 28 years in various academic, research, design, consulting, and military positions involving hundreds of different civil and environmental projects throughout the USA and abroad. Prior to his appointment at SMU, Dr. Talley was on faculty at the University of Notre Dame.

As a faculty member, Professor Talley specializes in Environmental Processes and Treatment of contaminated surface water, groundwater, soil and sediment; integration of engineering and science to enhance detection (sensing), characterization, and remediation of pollutants; fate and transport (phase partitioning) of hydrophobic organic compounds (dioxins, PCBs, PAHs, DDT), other tightly bound pollutants (TNT, RDX, HMX), and select inorganic contaminants (Hg, Pb, Cr, As). Dr. Talley has published over 65 peer-reviewed research publications.

Professor Talley teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses: Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, Fate and Transport of Contaminants, and Engineering Sustainability for the Future.

Dr. Talley also serves as a Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve. He recently returned from a one-year sabbatical in Iraq, where he was the Baghdad Provincial Engineer and Commander of the 926th Engineer Brigade. He created and successfully implemented new strategy for establishing stability in the most dangerous area of Iraq (now referred to as "Engineering the Peace"). The commander of ground forces in Iraq has said that Dr. Talley "is our best Engineer Officer in the Army." Dr. Talley received two Bronze Stars for heroism and exemplary service on the battlefield and a Silver de Fleury Medal from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Leadership in Engineering.

Dr. Talley received a B.S. degree from Louisiana State University, a M.L.A. (History and Philosophy) from Washington University in St. Louis, a M.S.E. (Environmental Engineering and Science) from The John Hopkins University, a M.A. (Religious Studies) from Assumption College, a M.S.S. (Strategic Studies) from the U.S. Army War College and a Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering) from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Talley is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Environmental Engineering.