Joseph Scalia IV

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Scalia specializes in geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering. Scalia’s research and teaching center on the convergences of soil mechanics with contaminant hydrology, geology, environmental engineering, hydrology, mechanical engineering, and hydraulics. Prior to joining CSU, Scalia was a senior associate at Exponent (formerly Failure Analysis Associates) in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice in Bellevue, Washington, and Natick, Massachusetts. Scalia received his B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Bucknell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in geological engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research Interests

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering (Environmental Geotechnics, Contaminant Hydrology)
  • Tailings & Mine Waste
  • Unsaturated Terramechanics
  • Geo-Water

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Office Location: Engineering A217

Phone: 970-491-3774
Fax: 970-491-7727

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 2007, Bucknell University – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Geological Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Geological Engineering