Richard Lo Pinto

Professor of Biology

School of Natural Sciences

While Dr. Lo Pinto’s environmental research extends from coral reef food chains to water quality in temperate lakes and coastal waters, his most globally impactful work focuses on quantifying and controlling water pollution. He has authored a number of papers on eco-toxicology, eutrophication, and physiological ecology, and has consulted for a variety of industries and state and federal government agencies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency. As head of a major international scientific program within OECD in Europe he established the system now used throughout Europe for controlling water pollution. His scientific papers on biological methods of pollution assessment have been presented at meetings in the United States; Japan; in Italy at the invitation of the scientific arm of European Union (Ispra); in Eastern Europe, invited by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Slovak Academy of Sciences; in Romania as Plenary speaker at the 18th Int'l Conf. on Chem. & Chem. Engineering;  and in China as Session Chair, 5th Int'l Congress on the Environment.

Government and Private Sector Positions:
-Head, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation And Development) Program on Biological Testing of Effluents and Receiving Waters (Paris, France)
-Assistant to the Director of Analysis and Regulations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (Washington D.C.)
-Supervisor, CFM Environmental Engineers, Inc., Bio-monitoring/Aquatic Toxicology laboratory (Whippany, N.J.). ,.
-Research & Engineering Associate, U.S. Army Biomedical Research & Development Laboratory, (Ft. Detrick, MD)
-President, “Wetlands and Environmental Technologies, Inc.”: Environmental surveys for industrial sites; training hazardous site workers; certification training for Asbestos inspector and management planner.(Hackensack NJ)
-Founding Chair of the NJ State Environmental Fair
-Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, & Board of Directors, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, (NC)
-Environmental Commissioner, City of Hackensack, NJ
-NYC Delegate, American Water Works Association, Tech. Advisory Group on Drinking Contaminants. (Denver, CO )
-Master Plan Advisory Committee, N.J. State Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission (Lyndhurst NM)

Academic Positions:
-Professor & Director of Environmental Programs, Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck NJ)
-Co-Chair, Columbia University, Seminar on Pollution and Water Resources (NYC)
-Fellow, The Center for Technology Studies, New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT, (Newark (NJ)
-Adjunct Professor, University of Hawaii (Hilo): Courses: Marine Biology; Hawaii Marine Field Experience
-Lecturer, The New School for Social Research
-Adjunct Professor, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
-Associate Editor, Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Sciences
-Associate Editor, Columbia University Seminar Series, Pollution and Hydrology of Surface and Groundwater, vol. XX, XXX, XXXII-XXXIV, XXXVIII

Short Abstract

University College

School of Natural Sciences
1000 River Road, (H-DH4-03)
Teaneck, NJ 07666

B.S., Iona College; M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University

Teaching and/or Research Interests: Marine toxicology

Courses Recently Taught:
-Introduction to Marine Biology
-Ecology and Field Biology
-Introductory Biology I & II
-Eco-Toxicology (graduate)
-The Human Environment
-Marine Biology Research I & II