Jennie Saxe

Associate Professor
Jennie Saxe
Office: 343A DuPont Hall
Phone: 302-831-2446

Jennie Saxe

Associate Professor
Associate Chair


Ph.D. | University of Delaware, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
M.A.S. | University of Delaware
B.S.P.H. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Executive Summary

Jennie Perey Saxe is an Assistant Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She received her BSPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MAS and PhD from the University of Delaware. Dr. Saxe joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 2017 after nearly 14 years with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Mid-Atlantic (Region 3) Office. In her time with the US EPA, she served in positions spanning water programs, sustainability, communications, and government affairs.

Dr. Saxe is primarily focused on undergraduate instruction, teaching classes on engineering communication, solid waste management, air pollution control, industrial ecology, and more. In addition to infusing her public sector experience into her classes, she also draws on lessons learned from her experience as an ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow. Stakeholder engagement and environmental justice issues are critical issues for civil and environmental engineers and these topics are woven into Dr. Saxe’s courses and into her research portfolio.

Dr. Saxe is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Education, the International Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Association, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. She is also co-advisor of the University of Delaware’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA.

Research Areas

  • Environmental and Water Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation