Dr. Leigh Terry is an assistant professor in the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department at The University of Alabama.
Her current research areas focus on water quality and include biological filtration, disinfection by-product formation, organic matter characterization, trace constituents in drinking water sources such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products, life cycle assessment of sustainable drinking water treatment plants, environmentally-friendly deicing alternatives, storm water run-off, and STEM education for women and underrepresented minorities.
At UA, Terry teaches Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Microbiology, Biological Treatment Processes, and Analytical Methods in Environmental Engineering. She is an active member of the Alabama Water Institute, the Alabama Transportation Institute, and the Center for Water Quality Research.
Terry completed her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at The University of Alabama and completed her master’s and doctorate in the department of environmental engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.