JOHNSON CITY (April 13, 2017) – Dr. Phil Scheuerman, professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2017 Paul Hayden Memorial Award given by the Tennessee Environmental Conference.
The award is given annually for exceptional commitment in Tennessee environmental service, research that promotes environmental awareness and encouraged community participation, exceptional accomplishments and working to mitigate environmental risks to low-income communities and/or communities of color.
A native of Ohio, Scheuerman came to ETSU in 1986 and currently serves as director of the Environmental Health Sciences laboratory. He holds a bachelor of science degree in microbiology and both his master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
The award is named for the late Paul Hayden, a Tennessee environmental champion who was devoted to the Greene County Soil Conservation District and the Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance.