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Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professorship in Environmental Management

SchadTheodoreTHEODORE M. SCHAD, Engr 1939, who died in 2005, was considered one of the 20th century’s leaders in federal water resources planning. He described his career as “a long fight for a more rational approach to water resources management,” during which he worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. National Water Commission, the National Academy of Sciences Commission on Natural Resources, and numerous congressional committees. This professorship also honors his long friendship with the late Hopkins professor Abel Wolman, world pioneer in water treatment and waste disposal and one of Mr. Schad’s teachers.

As a highly respected private consultant, Mr. Schad contributed to the development and analysis of U.S. water resource policy. In 1997, he was presented the Johns Hopkins University Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service. In establishing this chair, Mr. Schad expressed the hope that his longtime efforts to effect policies and procedures leading to sound, scientifically based management of the environment would continue under the aegis of Johns Hopkins.

Mr. Schad was married to KATHLEEN WHITE SCHAD for 45 years until her death in 1989.