Dr. J. Torey Nalbone serves as the Department Head for Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Texas at Tyler. In addition to his leadership role in the Department, he oversees these two programs in Houston, Texas at the Houston Engineering Center. Nalbone has also played additional roles in leadership at UT Tyler, twice as the as a Chair of the Academic Chairs Council and currently as Chair of the Graduate Council.
Nalbone is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with over forty years of industrial hygiene and human health protection engineering experience. He is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). He has also served as Chair of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and has received the ACGIH Meritorious Achievement award in 2017.
Nalbone has been involved with ABET for more than 25 years. He has served as the program evaluator for Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health and Safety for Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET. Nalbone is a commissioner for ANSAC of ABET and has served as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of the ANSAC Commission in 2018-19. Nalbone has served as a Visit Team Chair for both domestic and international visits serving on two of the largest visit teams in ABET operations.
At the University of Texas at Tyler, Nalbone was appointed Department Chair of Construction Management in 2010 and then also as Department Chair for Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2011. His career includes experience as environmental and industrial hygiene analyst at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science (SWIFS) in Dallas, Texas and as a industrial Hygiene compliance manager with the Oregon State Plan OSHA (Or OSHA) and as a Deputy State Fire Marshal for Hazardous Materials. His academic career began as an instructor of Environmental Science and Industrial Hygiene at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas and then as Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Texas Heath Center, Tyler. Nalbone was appointed Program Co-Director of the Graduate Program of Environmental Science and Deputy Director of the Southwest Agriculture Center (NIOSH Center) in 2001. He moved to the University of Texas at Tyler in 2006, as Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and assumed the Chair positions of the two departments after four years on faculty.
Nalbone earned his Ph.D. from the Texas A&M University.