John Quinlisk

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

Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4749


Professional Background

John Quinlisk offers over 38 years in the environmental field. He has served as an environmental regulator, in consulting engineering, in corporate environmental management and in local government. Mr. Quinlisk's experience includes a variety of water issues (domestic & industrial wastewater, groundwater remediation, potable water, stormwater, erosion & sedimentation control). Additional experience involves environmental site assessment & remediation, underground storage tank management, spill prevention control & countermeasures plans, and environmental permitting & compliance.

He holds multiple professional designations: licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Ohio, Board Certified Environmental Engineer (American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists) and Master Level Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (Institute of Hazardous Materials Management). He has held Class A certifications from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as a Water Systems Operator and a Wastewater Systems Operator.

Mr. Quinlisk has served on the board of the Three Rivers Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers. He has also served as an officer of the Environment and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers - Pittsburgh Chapter. He has presented at several professional conferences and has been a guest lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Quinlisk began teaching at Duquesne University in 2004.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Environmental Permitting & Compliance
  • Municipal Wastewater & Potable Water
  • Stormwater Quality & Quantity
  • Groundwater & Soil Remediation
  • Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments & Site Remediation