Dr. Leroy F. Heitz, Ph.D., P.E.
Prof. Engineering

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PhD. Civil Engineering, 1981 University of Idaho
M.S. Civil Engineering, 1975 University of Idaho
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1970 University of Idaho
Licensed Professional Civil Engineer
Territory of Guam (#621) State of Idaho(#3279)


Academic Experience and Interests

Dr. Heitz has held faculty positions at the University of Idaho, The University of Hawaii, and the University of Guam. He was director of the Guam Water and Energy Research Institute (WERI) from 1986 through 1989. He has been a full time faculty member of WERI since August of 1990. His teaching experience includes courses in Engineering Graphics, Statics, Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics. His has also taught upper division and graduate courses in Hydrology and Hydraulics. He is a member of the Engineering Science and Environmental Science faculty at the University of Guam. He has also taught hydraulics and water resources planning courses to the professional staff of Guam Environmental Protection Agency and the Guam Waterworks Authority.

Dr. Heitz's present research interests lie in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to surface water and ground water modeling problems. He is also actively involved in applied research projects in the area of enhancing the quality and quantity of water supplies in the small Islands of the Western Pacific through the use of rooftop rain catchment and other appropriate technologies. Dr. Heitz has also been an active participant in the Guam Water Center's very successful Western Pacific Island water managers training program.