John Caldwell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructional Professor





  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
  • M.S. Zoology, University of Florida
  • B.S. Biology, Northeast Missouri State University – Kirksville


Dr. John Caldwell currently serves as an adjunct instructional professor in the Engineering Leadership Institute in the College of Engineering. He developed and instructs graduate courses in the Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management and Advanced Practices in Engineering Project Management.

He retired from CH2M HILL Consulting Engineers, where he was, in one of his roles, the Federal Programs Project Manager Training and Development Coordinator. With more than 200 Project Managers in the PM career development framework, he implemented a push/pull model of employee learning: on the job experience combined with online resources (the pull) and instructor-led courses (the push) to enhance areas of needed knowledge and experience. He was a member of the CH2M HILL ‘University’ faculty and was one of the initial developers and instructors for the CH2M HILL Project Delivery System (PDS) training. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Caldwell served as the Delivery and Program Manager for CH2M HILL’s contract with the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. While living in Southern California, he served as CH2M HILL’s program manager for the Los Angeles County Transit Authority Hazardous Materials disposal program. He has 40+ years in the environmental and engineering consulting field.

Dr. Caldwell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (with Honors) from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville. He received the Master of Science degree in Zoology and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences, all from the University of Florida.