McAvoy has a strong background and immense leadership experience in facilitating collaboration, advising on difficult problems, guiding project direction and developing new methodologies. He explains, “I am a critical thinker with high energy and passion to lead or contribute to challenging environmental initiatives. I execute with high integrity and deliver quality results. My hands-on leadership approach enables me to keep focused and to be productive during the inevitable ups and downs of a project.”
McAvoy considers advising and teaching graduate and undergraduate students alike in environmental engineering courses a privilege. He specializes in mathematical modeling, environmental sustainability, environmental risk assessment, environmental chemistry and flushability assessment.
McAvoy remains actively involved in organizations such as Green Cincinnati, LCA in Industry, Research & Development Career Network, Water Environment Federation, Acre Sustainability Recruitment Network, American Cleaning Institute, Environmental Consulting Professionals, Environmental Engineers Group and Environmental Remediation Specialists.
He reflects, “It’s always nice to get recognized for your efforts. I was quite surprised and humbled when I was selected for this award, particularly since there are so many outstanding adjunct professors at UC. I will cherish this award for the rest of my life.”