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Kenneth L Irizarry, PE, REM

Instructor of Engineering & Science Education

Office: SCIT 318H
Phone: 903-223-3041

Email: kirizarry@tamut.edu


Kenneth Irizarry is an Instructor of Engineering and Science Education in the STEM College at Texas A&M University – Texarkana. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering both from the University of Arkansas.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Arkansas, and a Registered Environmental Manager and Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer both through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals.

He has over 30 years of engineering experience in government, corporate and consulting engineering. He worked as an industrial and environmental engineer for Red River Army Depot and then as an environmental engineer for a local civil engineering firm. He managed his own environmental engineering consulting firm for 7 years and was the staff environmental engineer for Alcoa Mill Products, Inc. for over 3 years.

He has over 10 years of instructional experience at both high school and university levels. He has taught mathematics, physics, and engineering courses. He has also taught environmental technician continuing education courses through an EPA Brownfields Grant with Texas A&M University –Texarkana and the City of Texarkana, TX.


MS in Engineering - University of Arkansas

BS in Industrial Engineering – University of Arkansas

Experience (Career highlights)

Academic Experience

  • Texas A&M University – Texarkana -Instructor of Engineering & Science Education, 8/11 to Present
  • John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR - College Algebra Concurrent Course Instructor, 8/10 to 5/11

Engineering Experience

  • HEC Environmental Group, Inc., Texarkana, AR - Environmental Engineer, 3/08 to Present
  • Alcoa Mill Products, Inc., Texarkana, TX - Staff Environmental Engineer, 8/00 to 3/04
  • Irizarry & Thompson Environmental Consultants, Inc., Texarkana, TX - President/CEO, Environmental Engineer, 5/94 to 12/00
  • John E Hawkins & Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Texarkana, AR - Environmental Engineer, 8/92 to 5/94
  • Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, TX - Environmental Engineer, 5/90 to 8/92, Industrial Engineer, 1/83 to 5/90

Significant Grant Experience

  • $300K EPA Brownfields Environmental Technician Training Grant, 1/12-9/13
  • $99K SIMIO Simulation Software Grant, 8/12-8/14
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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