Jerry Lee Anderson, active on a number of Environmental and Water Resources Institute committees and a civil engineering professor for over 39 years, died Feb. 26 at 72.
Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE (Ret.), F.EWRI, retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a colonel in 1997. For nearly four decades he taught civil engineering at the University of Memphis, retiring in 2011. In his later years he was instrumental in establishing a civil engineering department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
He took part in EWRI’s Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Committee and its Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Council. Anderson was elected a Diplomate in the EWRI-affiliated American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, and was named to the Institute’s inaugural class of Fellows in 2013.
Anderson received his B.S. in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University and earned his master’s and doctorate at Vanderbilt University.