Subject Matter Expert: Donna C. Rona, P.E., PhD
Donna C. Rona, P.E., PhD, is a licensed Professional Engineer, who has specialized in coastal marine and environmental engineering for over 39 years. Combining a strong background in physics and earth sciences with extensive field experience in engineering, she has enjoyed a diverse career as a practicing engineer and consultant. She has worked in government agencies, industry and in private practice, and has continued to participate in engineering and science education as both adjunct faculty and guest lecturer at several universities, continuing on to earn a certificate in Online Teaching from the University of California.
Dr. Rona is an experienced teacher and communicator. Author of professional journal papers, trade magazine articles, and the book Environmental Permits (published by Van Nostrand Reinhold), she has served as editor of technical journals, taught graduate courses in engineering, and has served as a business communications consultant. Working with legislators, technical experts, government agencies and private business, she has also developed skills and expertise in communication, negotiation and arbitration.
Earning a BS in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami, Dr. Rona is an advocate of lifelong education. She has earned multiple advanced degrees in integrative medicine, including a PhD in Nutrition and the Doctor of Naturopathy degree.
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