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New Faculty Member, 2023–24

Gav Orman

Assistant Teaching Professor, environmental resource management

Before joining the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, Gav Orman was a hazardous waste permit writer and pollution prevention engineer at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. During that time, they frequently collaborated with the ASU community by mentoring students and collaborating with professors.

These connections made it a natural fit for Orman to join ASU as an assistant teaching professor of environmental resource management in The Polytechnic School, part of the Fulton Schools. 

The decision to become part of ASU’s faculty was driven by the institution’s reputation for fostering innovation and the university’s desire to contribute to a progressive and inclusive environment. Orman is thrilled to interact with and mentor students, which is a true passion of theirs. Having previously served as a public educator for environmental concepts, Orman believes the impact of their work multiplies when they can impart knowledge to aspiring engineers and scientists.

“Being able to work for a great school and contribute to an innovative, community-driven environment is important to me, and I look forward to the contributions I will be able to make,” Orman says.

With a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and experience working in government environmental resource management, Orman brings a wealth of expertise to their new role at the Fulton Schools.

Their fascination with engineering stemmed from a natural inclination to find solutions to problems. As a child, Orman was a curious individual, constantly tinkering with components until things were fixed.

Outside the realm of engineering, they are an avid reader, particularly drawn to fantasy novels with themes of dark academia or secret societies. Engaging in needlework, including cross-stitch and embroidery, provides a creative outlet for Orman, allowing them to add personal touches to clothing and canvases.

They say part of their enduring passion for engineering is that they will never run out of interesting problems to solve because every situation is unique and nuanced. 

“I get excited that every question has an answer that is more complicated than it seems, and I think that’ll keep me in the field until the day I retire,” Orman says.

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Written by Hannah Weisman

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