Office: Palo Duro Research Center, Room 158
Dr. Butler joined the School of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics in Fall 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering. He earned his B.S in environmental science with a concentration in environmental technology, an M.S. in environmental engineering, and a doctorate in civil engineering all from Cleveland State University. His dissertation research was in dye wastewater treatment using electrocoagulation and photo-oxidation.
Dr. Butler’s teaching interests are in environmental engineering area, such as water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, and solid and hazardous waste. Currently, Dr. Butler is teaching Fundamentals of Engineering, Surveying, and Water and Wastewater Treatment. Currently, Dr. Butler also serves as handling editor for two international journals—International Journal of Environmental Engineering and International Journal of Environment and Waste Management.
Recently, Dr. Butler received a grant from the Ogallala Aquifer Program to complete research on feedyard waste using the electrocoagulation treatment process. He anticipates using this treatment process will not only remove constituents within waste, but also potentially capture phosphorus for reuse.
Dr. Butler moved with his wife, Jennifer, and their tabby from Cleveland, Ohio to Amarillo, Texas. They relax by playing outdoor basketball at their apartment complex and traveling. Dr. Butler enjoys being actively involved in his church, reading and teaching the bible at church or in other settings. He is also an avid baseball hat collector.