Andrea Resch Gardiner

Assistant Professor
Civil and Architectural Engineering

Andrea Resch Gardiner, Ph.D., PE. BCEE

Dr. Andrea Resch Gardiner is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University. She recently received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University after serving as a regulator and environment consultant in California, Colorado, and Tennessee. Dr. Gardiner holds a M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (2001) and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Tennessee State University, Dr. Gardiner worked for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as a manager and permit engineer with the Division of Solid Waste. Her professional experience includes designing groundwater remediation systems at oil and gas and Department of Defense sites, designing landfill structures, performing compliance work, and aiding in diverse stakeholder engagement. Dr. Gardiner’s current research is in the development of permitting frameworks for car battery recycling and evaluation of beneficial reuse of construction and demolition waste materials.


Office: 108 E Torrence Hall
Phone: 615-963-5428 


  • Vanderbilt University, PhD, Environmental Engineering, May 2020
  • Colorado School of Mines, MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, December 2001
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BS, Environmental Engineering, June 2000


  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Registered Professional Engineer in California, Tennessee, and North Carolina
  • Director, Southern Section of Air and Waste Management Association, Middle Tennessee Chapter


  • Permitting issues related to lithium-ion battery recycling
  • Construction and demolition waste management
  • Solid waste use for biofuels
  • Environmental engineering decision-making framework development
  • Environmental engineering education
  • Stakeholder and community engagement


  • CVEN 3000 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CVEN 3250 Hydraulic Engineering
  • CVEN 3350 Hydrology
  • CVEN 4250 Wastewater Engineering
  • CVEN 4280/5280 Solid Waste Management
  • ENGR 2110 Statics


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