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Faculty Member Twice Named to ‘Who’s Who’

Debra A. BuckmanAn assistant professor of environmental technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be included in the latest edition of two “Who’s Who” publications.

Debra A. Buckman, a faculty member in Penn College’s School of Natural Resources Management, was selected for the 2006-07 “Empire Who’s Who Registry for Executives and Professionals” and the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who of American Women.”

Buckman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (with a minor in biology) from Mansfield University in 1972, obtained her secondary teaching certificate in chemistry and biology there the following year, received a master’s degree in education with a chemistry emphasis from Arcadia University in 1977, and has widely continued her education since then. She began as a high school biology/chemistry/physics teacher in 1974 in the Philadelphia School District and returned to Williamsport in 1979 to work as a bench chemist for Avco Lycoming. Buckman began working at Litton Electron Devices in 1984 as a bench chemist, but took over the environmental-compliance position in 1986 (in addition to the chemistry duties). She remained at Litton until 1991, when she went to Textron Lycoming as an environmental engineer. She left Textron for Penn College in 1995.

Among her professional accomplishments, Buckman wrote the wastewater-permit application for Litton and an air-quality permit application for Textron and reduced hazardous waste at both facilities. She initiated the Hazard Communications education system at Litton, and she wrote and implemented training guidelines at Litton and Textron for handling hazardous waste.

She serves on the local emergency planning committee for Lycoming County and is a member of the Water Environment Federation and the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (serving as its North Central regional director).

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