Joseph Scalia, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Fields of Expertise

Chemistry, Geosciences, Groundwater, Soil Science

Areas of Interest

Geoenvironmental Engineering, Tailings and Mine Waste, Contaminant Hydrology, Geo-Water Systems


Dr. Scalia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University specializing in geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering. Scalia’s research and teaching focus on applying soil mechanics to advance the responsible use and protection of the environment. He is the CSU Site Director for the Tailings Center, and a Principal Investigator of the University Consortium for Field Focused Contaminant Hydrology. Prior to joining CSU, Scalia was a Senior Associate at Exponent in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice in Bellevue, Washington, and Natick, Massachusetts. Scalia received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University, and his MS and PhD in Geological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.