BS, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University (1996, Summa Cum Laude)
MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (2000)
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University (2003)
Consultant, Malcolm Pirie, Inc.
Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley is a native of Chesapeake, VA and attended North Carolina A&T State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1996. Her first interest in Chemical Engineering began after participating in the NASA Summer High School Achievement Research Program (SHARP) at NASA Langley. This research experience continued with internships with the US Department of Agriculture, NASA Goddard, and several internships with Merck Pharmaceuticals.
In August 2000, Stephanie received her MS in Chemical Engineering and in May 2003 her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University. Under the guidance of her advisor, Dr. Susan Masten, Dr. Luster-Teasley’s dissertation and thesis investigated the efficacy of using gaseous ozone to remediate petroleum contaminated soils and water. Her research interests include chemical oxidation and environmental remediation.
Dr. Luster-Teasley is married and the mother of two boys ages 6 and 2 years old. While in graduate school, Dr. Teasley worked as a summer instructor for the Diversity Programs office DAPCEP program and for OSTEO-Champs. Stephanie’s community service included volunteering at her son’s elementary school and working as an active member of Lansing Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She assisted for 3 years in the development of an annual program designed to provide 14 hours of education to youths ages 7 to 18. The grant program was designed to teach youth positive techniques to say “No” to sex, drugs, and violence and to increase self-esteem. She also actively participates in local Breast Cancer Walk for the Cure and “Bob’s run”. Dr. Luster-Teasley and her family recently relocated to Birmingham, AL where she is working as a consultant for Malcolm Pirie, Inc. In her current position, she is assisting in various environmental restoration projects including remediation of sites contaminated with petroleum waste and in the current updating of the flood maps for the state of Alabama.
Her awards and activities in both undergraduate and graduate school included McNair Scholar, GEM Fellowship, Tao Beta Pi National Engineering Honors Society (Recording Secretary), American Society of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) (Treasurer), Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honors Society, MSU Minority Doctoral Fellowship, AIChE Teaching Assistant of the Year 1997, the GAANN Fellowship, and 2002 MSU Environmental Engineering Student of the Year.