Dale White
Dale White Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering
Dale White joined GLEC in 2018 after 25 years working for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as a water quality engineer and GIS analyst. He brings a strong complementary set of skills to GLEC’s environmental engineering practice, especially in statistics and water quality modeling. Dale designed and implemented a large-watershed mass balance model to assess nutrient loadings into large systems such as Lake Erie and the Ohio River which incorporates wastewater effluent, home septic systems, and general non-point sources. He also developed load allocation and restoration scenarios for numerous Ohio watersheds in the U.S. EPA TMDL program. Software applications expertise includes water quality models (SWAT, QUAL-2K, GWLF), HEC-RAS, model calibration and validation statistics, ArcGIS applications, SQL (database systems), AutoCAD 2014, R-language and FORTRAN programming, SAS and Minitab statistical software, and USGS SWSTAT. Dale holds a Ph. D. in physical geography from Penn State and a M.S. in environmental engineering from the Ohio State University where he is also a lecturer and assistant professor. Dale is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio and maintains a GISP certificate.


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GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.


GLEC's Columbus, OH laboratory is ADEQ accredited for Acute Toxicity and Chronic Toxicity testing.



Great Lakes Environmental Center

739 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 941-2230
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