Dr. Whitman is a recognized expert on site remediation and on compliance with ISRA, the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act. He serves on the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board and the Site Remediation Advisory Committee, a group established to assist NJDEP in implementing its site remediation activities. Dr. Whitman has served in an expert capacity on numerous cases involving environmental compliance and litigation. He has prepared expert reports and testimony involving ground water and soil contamination, site redevelopment, and a wide variety of regulatory and legal matters. Dr. Whitman is an authority on Brownfield site redevelopment. He has prepared numerous articles and presentations on the subject, and has lectured extensively on the restoration of urban properties.
Dr. Whitman received his B.C.E. in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union; his M.S. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in six (6) states, certified as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in New Jersey, and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
Dr. Whitman is a (very) long-time baseball fan, who attended the last ever Brooklyn Dodgers game at Ebbets Field in 1957, and the first ever Mets game in NYC in 1962. He believes that Jackie Robinson was the most exciting player he ever saw. Dr. Whitman worked for 6 months in Ohio with former astronaut John Glenn, and challenges his 6 grandchildren to learn more about Col. Glenn and other heroes including Jackie Robinson.