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Faculty Profile
Dave Gerber

Dave Gerber

Adjunct Assistant Professor

415 Baker Lab


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: MD, NJ, NY, PA, 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 and Co-Director of the Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) Master of Engineering (M.E.) Program, Mr. Gerber continues his long-time engagement with ESF and the ERE Department focusing on teaching and supporting Department initiatives, curriculum development, professional interaction, and student outcomes. Mr. Gerber is a past president, and ex-officio member of the ERE Advisory Council (active since the late 1990s).  In addition, he is an emeritus member of the ESF College Foundation Board, serving on the Executive Committee and Audit Committee (2011-2020). 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 M.E. degree program, ABET accreditation renewal, curriculum review/development, student outcomes assessment and Department strategic planning.  

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 undergraduate students as a visiting instructor.  In addition, he annually provides a guest lecture on project management and teamwork to students in ERE 133 - Introduction to Engineering Design and routinely participates in panel sessions, scoring ERE Capstone Project presentations, and delivering extra-curricular lectures/presentations. He is a skilled lecturer and proven instructor.


Professional Experience

Mr. Gerber, a licensed professional engineer, has over 35 years of engineering and construction experience specializing in successfully managing large, complex, multi-year and multi-disciplinary construction and contracting projects and programs. Mr. Gerber is a highly experienced, senior environmental professional often engaged with clients on their most pressing, strategic capital investment and environmental restoration management considerations. while maintaining responsibility for many of Arcadis' largest and most complex contracting programs. Mr. Gerber’s technical experience includes industrial facility infrastructure and capital projects, treatment system design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring (OMM), facility decommissioning and demolition, and large industrial portfolio/program management. Leadership positions within Arcadis have included operations, client account, technical solutions / community of practice, quality, and strategic pursuits.  Currently Mr. Geber is responsible for ARCADIS construction services bringing innovative solutions and assured outcomes to clients’ most challenging construction and contracting needs.