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Rod James, Ph.D, PE


Rod James believes that life is a journey not a destination. To have a successful journey (life), we must be prepared to overcome the obstacles (problems) we encounter. Rod teaches problem solving; from the identification of the problem, through developing a plan for solution, to the solution. He believes the world needs thinkers and doers, not robots.


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering—Montana State University, June 1973.
B.S. Chemical Engineering—Montana State University, June 1965.

Positions Held

Professor 1987-present
Associate Professor 1981-87
Assistant Professor 1978-81
Project Director ARCO Wetlands Project 1996-2000
Asso. Dean Env. Engr & Natural Sciences 1991-1996


Montana Tech Excellence in Teaching Award (twice)

Courses Taught

Water Quality Engineering II—ENVE 5030
Air Pollution Control Engineering I—ENVE 4180
Water & Waste Water Treatment—ENVE 4030
Environmental Process—ENVE 2040

Scientific and Professional Societies

Past Director, Water Pollution Control Federation
Past Chairman, Gov. Air Pollution Advisory Committee
PNWIS of the A&WMA


The Anaconda Company—Butte Operations Sept. 1971- August 1978. Final Position—Chief Pollution Control Engineer.

Consulting, Patents, Etc.

Floyd Bossard & Associates
Montana Highway Department
Montana Department of Health & Env. Sciences
Montana State Fire Marshall
Montana Refining Co.
Cyprus, Montana Talc, Special Resource Management
Mycotech Corporation