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Gerard P. Lennon

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position: Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Address: STEPS Building, Room 334
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3588

E-mail: gpl0@lehigh.edu

Areas of Research

  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Surface Water Hydraulics
  • Surface Water / Groundwater Interaction
  • Subsurface Contaminant Migration
  • Effectiveness of Remediation Alternatives


Gerard Lennon was appointed as Lehigh's Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs in 2010. In this capacity, he assisted the provost with the integration of academic and co-curricular programs for undergraduate students, the development and implementation of international programs at the university, Middle States accreditation, the development of top quality graduate programs, and collaboration with college deans to ensure the recruitment and retention of high quality students.

His academic research focuses on groundwater hydrology and surface water hydraulics, surface water/groundwater interactions, subsurface contaminant migration, effectiveness of remediation alternatives, and determination of fluid expulsion from geothermal vents in the Oregon Accretionary Prism in the Pacific Ocean, which included his going on two of the project's 13 Alvin Submersible dives.

Dr. Lennon has served as a faculty member in the department of civil and environmental engineering for thirty years, including eight years as associate chairperson and four as associate dean in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. He has been awarded the Lehigh Class of 1961 Professorship, the Lehigh Junior Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching.


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1980
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1977
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1975