Amy Childress, Ph. D.
Professor and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California)
Amy Childress is a Professor and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Southern California. Previously, she was Professor and Department Chair at the University of Nevada, Reno where she began her career in 1997. Her research interests include membrane contractor processes, pressure-driven membrane processes, and membrane bioreactor technology, among other topics. Childress has authored more than 60 publications and papers, and has presented at more than 65 conferences. Among her honors, she served as past president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) and won the AEESP Outstanding Publication Award in 2012. She also served on the Advisory Board for the journal, Desalination. Childress received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.