Roderick D. Reardon, Jr. graduated from Lehigh in 1973 with a B.S. in chemical engineering and returned in 1977 to earn his M.S. in civil engineering. Since his graduation he has worked for 27 years in the study, design, and operation of municipal wastewater treatment facilities. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, the International Water Association, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and the Water Environment Federation.
Reardon currently serves as Vice President of Waste Water Treatment in the Orlando, Florida office of Camp Dresser & McKee Inc (CDM). CDM is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering service to public and private clients worldwide. He is also a registered professional engineer and a diplomat in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
In 2003 Reardon received a $5,000 award for a paper he wrote that compares treatment processes for removing nitrogen from wastewater. The award, for best paper published in a non-peer-reviewed journal, came from CDM and was selected from more than 100 technical papers published by CDM employees during the past year.
Reardon and his wife Kathleen reside in Lake Mary, FL. They have three daughters.