Dr. Charles Privette

Associate Professor, Ag. Mech./Surveying


privette.jpgEmail: privett@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-6247

Department:
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Location:
247 McAdams Hall


Education:
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2005
MS Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University, 1998
BS Agricultural Engineering, Clemson University, 1997

Responsibilities:
Extension Specialist, 1999-2006
Assistant Professor, 2006-2012
Associate Professor, 2012- present

Research interest:
Provide instruction on innovative engineering design on water quality/quantity issues as related to stormwater runoff and erosion control. Also provide water quality/quantity programs focusing on educating both the general public, state agencies, and engineering firms on ways to improve water resources through improved best management practices. Current research projects include: real-time monitoring of road construction on the Foothills Parkway for water quality assessment, modeling urban growth and its impacts on both water quantity and quality, developing BMPs for SCDOT on turbidity control, and remote sensing of surface soil moisture using reflected satellite signals. Other areas of interest include BMP development for sediment and stormwater control, TMDLs, and low impact designs.

Professional society activity:
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society (1995- )
Golden Key, National Honor Society (1995- )
Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture (1996- )
Alpha Zeta, Honor Fraternity (1996- )

Honors and awards:
Carl M. Lund Professor of the Year 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013
National Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award, 2003
Clemson University Extension Service Superior Performance Award, 2002
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit. 2004
College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Science’s Outstanding Employee Award. 2004
South Carolina Association of Extension 4-H Extension Specialist Award. 2004

Courses:
AGM 221 Land Surveying
AGM 402 Land Drainage & Irrigation
AGM 472 Capstone Design
Hydrology and Sedimentology
CSPR- Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer
CEPSCI – Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector