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Gary Barbee Bio
Gary Barbee

Gary C. Barbee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 324
Email: gbarbee@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2294

Professional Profile

Dr. Barbee joined the WTAMU faculty in September, 2009. He earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station in agronomy, soil science and toxicology, respectively. He completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology. He has more than 25 years of diversified consulting, research, and teaching experience and expertise in human and ecological exposure and risk assessment, aquatic toxicity testing, contaminant fate and transport and computer modeling, investigation and remediation of contaminated soils, surface and ground waters, and sediments, bioremediation, and occupational and environmental toxicology. He has extensive experience with USEPA, Texas, and Louisiana risk guidance and rules and their application to risk-based corrective actions and closures. Through training and applied expertise, Dr. Barbee has successfully established risk assessment groups within consulting firms as well as his own practice and has consulted on regulatory projects and litigation cases for private, state, and federal clients.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Barbee teaches principles of environmental toxicology, toxicology, fundamentals of air quality, remedial technology, introduction to geographic information systems, geographic information systems, environment and man and computer applications in hydrogeology. He is a faculty adviser for the Environmental Science Program and the WTAMU Environmental Science Society, and produces a monthly newsletter, The Buff Environmental Report.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Barbee’s research focuses on applying biotechnology and bioassays to assess the health impacts exposure to occupational, environmental, agricultural, and pharmaceutical/personal care chemicals have on human and ecological populations.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Barbee is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling and all outdoor sports except the really extreme ones.