Alvey, Robert

Alvey, Robert

Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct Lecturer
Earth and Physical Sciences

Phone: 718-262-5254
Office Location: AC-2F09


Degree Institution Field Dates
MS  Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst  Geology  1974 
BS  Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst  Geology  1974 
Alvey has decades of geological and environmental consulting experience for utility and governmental agencies. For the last 20 years he has been a geologist with USEPA in NY concentrating on "Superfund" toxic and hazardous waste site investigations. Alvey served a 2-year term as Co-chair of the EPA Groundwater Forum - (EPA and State experts), and a detail as Special Assistant to the EPA Regional Administrator. In 2016 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the New York State Council of Professional Geologists. Alvey is also an active member of the NY State Urban and Community Forestry Council.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Geology
Innovative site characterization
Native plant species

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

EPA Notable Achievement Award- Sustainability: 2014.

Science Museum of Long Island - Advocate of Science: 2012.

Presidential Award for Volunteer Service: 2012.

EPA National Notable Achievement Award: 2009.

EPA Bronze Award for Excellence - Li Tungsten Site: 2009.


CUNY, Samuel Clemens Glorious Geologic Career. 2016: 1500.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Founder and President Emeritus, Garden City Bird Sanctuary: 1995-2015.

Village of Garden City Environmental Advisory Board: 1987-1997.