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Patricia Gallagher is Associate professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. She received her bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and geological sciences from Rutgers University, a master’s in civil engineering from the Ohio State University, and a doctoral degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Drexel University, Dr. Gallagher was a consulting engineer involved in the design and construction of infrastructure systems. She is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio. She is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award and the Alan Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence from Drexel University. She is a Provost’s Fellow in Sustainability. As Provost’s Fellow in Sustainability, Dr. Gallagher is leading the Urban Sustainability Planning Initiative, which is developing an exciting new research agenda at Drexel focusing on urban sustainability through the lenses of food, water, and energy. Her research involves sustainability and resilience of infrastructure. Her current focus is on incorporating lifecycle assessment methods into geo-environmental and geotechnical engineering to provide decision-making tools for enhancing the environmental sustainability of infrastructure and remediation projects.