Roneisha Worthy


Dr. Roneisha Worthy, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Construction Engineering at Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in Marietta, GA, USA. Prior to joining the University, she was a Research Assistant at Vanderbilt University in the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Worthy worked as a member of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation and Stakeholder Participation, a group funded by the Department of Energy’s Legacy Management sector. Her main research focus centered on the long-term evaluation of near-surface waste disposal under anthropogenic climate change impacts at self-regulated nuclear waste disposal sites across the USA. Dr. Worthy has worked as an environmental engineer/planner at Gresham, Smith and Partners in addition to General Motors Corporation, where she worked with General Motors Worldwide Facilities Group in the facilitation of the company’s environmental management system at three plant locations. Dr. Worthy received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Environmental Concentration) and her Masters of Engineering (Civil and Environmental Concentration) from Tennessee State University and her Ph.D. in Environmental Management from Vanderbilt University.