Abel Chávez, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate Studies Dean Chavez

Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Environment & Sustainability

Education
B.S., University of Colorado Denver, Mechanical Engineering, 2002
MBA, University of Houston, Business Administration, 2005
Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, Civil Engineering, 2012
Phone
970.943.2017
Email
achavez@western.edu
Office Location
Kelley Hall 104 and Taylor Hall 322

Biography

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Abel Chavez, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Environment & Sustainability and coordinator for the MEM in Sustainable and Resilient Communities. Dr. Chavez comes to Western from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. He has led community-based, climate-action planning for cities as diverse as Delhi, India, Broomfield and Ouray. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado Denver's Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems and an MBA from the University of Houston. Chavez has also held management positions in several major companies.

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