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Dr. James Pinta

Adjunct Faculty
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Environmental Science and Management

Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4749


B.A. Geology, Lawrence University
M.S. Geological Sciences, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. Geochemistry and Mineralogy, Pennsylvania State University
Professional Background

Dr. James Pinta has over 20 years of diversified experience in geology, geochemistry, and hydrogeology applied to solving problems in environmental science and engineering management.

Currently, Pinta serves as principal geologist for URS Corporation. Previously, he worked as an independent environmental consultant, Operations Manager with Philip Environmental Services in Pittsburgh, and project manager with Chester Engineers. He has managed projects involving industrial site redevelopment (brownfields), site geologic and hydrogeologic characterization, site contamination studies, and more.