David R. Gerber | Environmental Resources Engineering | SUNY-ESF
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David R. Gerber, PMP®Visiting Instructor

David Gerber

415 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


Business Address


Senior Vice President
Technical Solutions Leader – Construction Services
One Lincoln Center
110 West Fayette Street, Suite 300
Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 439-0592


  • B.S., Forest Engineering, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1988
  • Master of Engineering Management, George Washington University, 1995
  • Professional Engineer: PA, MD,NJ, NY, WV
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®), Project Management Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Former Syracuse Section Board Member
  • Former New York State Industrial Wastewater Committee Member, Water Environment Federation
  • College of Environmental Science and Forestry Foundation Board Emeritus Member
  • Order of the Engineer

ESF Engagement

As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mr. Gerber continues his long-time engagement with ESF and the Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) Department; focusing on teaching and supporting Department initiatives, curriculum development, professional interaction, and student outcomes. Mr. Gerber is a past president, and former member of the ERE Advisory Council (late 1990s to 2018).  In addition, he is an emeritus member of the ESF College Foundation Board, serving on the Board Executive Committee and Audit Committee (2011-2020). 

Mr. Gerber currently teaches two graduate-level courses focused on project management foundational knowledge and professional practice, ERE 697 - Introduction to Engineering Project Management and ERE 698 - Principals and Practices of Engineering Project Management.  Periodically in the late 1990s and again from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Gerber taught FEG 454 – Power Systems to ERE senior class students as a visiting instructor.  In addition, he annually provides a guest lecture on project management and teamwork to ERE students and routinely participates in panel sessions, scoring ERE Capstone Project presentations, and delivering extra-curricular lectures/presentations.  Mr. Gerber is a trusted advisor to the ERE Department assisting with important Department activities such as securing approval and development of the new ERE Master of Engineering (M.E) degree program, ABET accreditation renewal, curriculum review/development, student outcomes assessment and Department strategic planning.  

Professional Experience

Mr. Gerber, a licensed professional engineer, has over 30 years of environmental engineering and construction experience specializing in successfully managing large, complex, multi-year and multi-disciplinary environmental projects and programs. Mr. Gerber is a highly experienced, senior environmental professional often engaged with clients on their most pressing, strategic environmental restoration management considerations; while maintaining responsibility for many of Arcadis' largest and most complex environmental projects and programs. Mr. Gerber’s technical experience includes treatment system design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring (OMM); facility decommissioning and demolition; and large industrial capital construction and restoration portfolio/program management. His experience includes soil and groundwater remediation, water and wastewater treatment, stormwater management, pollution prevention, permitting, storage tank management, and environmental investigations. Currently Mr. Geber is responsible for Arcadis Construction Services, bringing innovative solutions and assured outcomes to clients’ most challenging environmental and capital construction and contracting needs.  In addition (and highly aligned with his adjunct position at ESF), Mr. Gerber contributes to Arcadis' innovation partnership initiative that seeks to partner with government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, technology providers,and clients to develop value-added collaborative innovation ecosystems across North America.