Jim Floyd

Faculty in Environmental Science

The Community College of Baltimore County

Office: Catonsville Campus, D-105-B
800 S. Rolling Rd., Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone: (443) 840-2502
Fax: (443) 840-5938
Email: jfloyd@ccbcmd.edu


I am a full-time faculty member in the Math and Science Division's Department of Environmental Science. I bring an extensive and diverse background in environmental management to CCBC. I earned Batchelor and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering, the former from the University of New Hampshire and the latter from the University of Toledo. My Masters degree, supported by an EPA Fellowship, focused on environmental engineering. My engineering experience has included positions in industry, government, and consulting. I have worked on projects dealing with air and water quality, process modifications for environmental improvement, and solid and hazardous waste management.

I became interested in the role of economic systems in creating the waste sites that my engineering colleagues and I were trying to clean up. That drew me into my doctoral studies in Regional Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where I earned my Ph.D. degree. My areas of specialization at Penn were environmental economics and Input-Output Analysis. I then worked as a resource economist for the federal government before coming to CCBC. I have taught related courses at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I have research interests in holistic approaches to progress toward sustainable development, particularly the role of energy in that development.

My outside interests include mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, sailing, skiing, tennis, and squash. I have lived in Japan, Tanzania, and a number of States in the U.S. I currently live in a historic, but quite energy efficient, home in Baltimore, Maryland. 

During the Spring 2012 Semester, I will be teaching the following courses:
 

ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
* Click here for Section C1A, CLA, and CMA Syllabus and Syllabus Addendum

Class notes for ENVS 101

* Introduction

* Matter and Energy

* Life Processes

* Population

* Energy

* Air

* Water

* Solid & Hazardous Wastes

* Biodiversity

* Environmental Economics and Policy

Friedland et al. Answers to Chapter End Questions

* Ch 1 - 3

* Ch 5 - 7

* Ch 12, 13, 19

* Ch 15, 9, 14

* Ch 16, 18, 20

Other Information

* Energy Audit Assignment

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ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science -- Online
* Click here for Section WC1 and WC2 Syllabus and Syllabus Addendum

*Click here for Class Schedule for these Sections

Other Information

* Energy Audit Assignment

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ENVS 102: Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (On-site)
* Click here to for Section CG1 and CN1 Syllabus and Syllabus Addendum

* Click here for Term Project assignment

* Click here for Lab Report Format instructions

Schedule is based on progress of lab projects

Student Data from Fall 2011

* TerraTerm Log

* Data Support File

Data from KellnerBachmanMoranNieves Group

* 2011Nov02..txt

* 2011Nov15..txt

* 2011Nov22.txt

* 2011Nov28..txt

* 2011Nov28.txt

* 2011Nov28.xls

* 2011Oct25to1Nov.txt

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Student Research Reports on Biotreatment Project from Spring 2005 Semester (faculty comments at the end of the file)

*Spence, Reid, and Dunn

Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Fall 2006

*Chaconas and Jacobs

*Shell, Oliver, and Wildesen

 

Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Spring 2007

* Sanders, Thomas, and Fenlon

Photos of Student Solar Water Heating Projects from Spring 2007

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Fall 2007

* Albert, Clark, and Zeitlin

* Banks, Diehl, Spliedt, and Thomas

* Harrell

* Slater, Inen, Harris, and Leishear

Photos of Student Solar Water Heating Projects from Fall 2007

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2

3

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Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Spring 2008

* Cheamitru, Walton, Kirby, and Schmansky

* Benton, Mohler, Ward, and William

Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Fall 2008

* Penn, Owens, and Osei

Photos of Student Solar Water Heating Projects from Spring 2009

*1

*2

*3

*4

Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Spring 2009

* Sanchez, Hopper, Silver, Smith, and Busch with Cost Analysis Addendum

* Keppley and Cole with Bibliographic Addendum

Photos of Student Solar Water Heating Projects from Fall 2009

*1

*2

*3

*4

*5

Photos of Solar Water Heating Projects from Spring 2010

* Photo Outside * Photo Inside

Data for Solar Water Heating from Spring 2010

o Data starting April 26 (.txt files, save to your computer, open in Excel)

* Computer 1

* Computer 2

* Computer 4

* Computer 5

* Computer 6

Student Research Reports on Solar Water Heating Project from Spring 2011

* Group 1

* Group 2

Photos of Student Solar Water Heating Projects from Fall 2011

*1

*2

*3

*4

*5

 

 

Last Updated: May 7, 2012