Stanley L. Laskowski


Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies Program


254A Hayden Hall


Mr. Laskowski has been a senior executive, leader, teacher, scientist, advisor, and mentor during his career in environmental protection.  Currently he is a lecturer/advisor at the University of Pennsylvania [PENN].  At PENN he develops and teaches environmental management and policy courses and advises students and professors in many Departments. His areas of special interest include issues related to the attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation, US and global environmental management and policy, environmental regulation, and making Penn's campus more sustainable. He has been and continues to be active in support of various non-profit organizations. In 2006, Mr. Laskowski, with other environmental leaders, founded the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, a Regional network of organizations dedicated to helping to provide  water and sanitation services through projects in the developing world and through education and research. He was also instrumental in establishing the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at Wharton/PENN and remains active in their efforts regarding business and the environment. In 2009 he received the LPS Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Standing Faculty. Mr. Laskowski is a former Senior Executive at the US Environmental Protection Agency where he served for over 31 years including 15 years as the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Middle-Atlantic States for which he was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award.

Office Hours
by appointment
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Drexel Institute of Technology
  • MBA, Drexel University
Research Interests

environmental management and regulation; global water/sanitation issues

Courses Taught

Environmental Regulation; Global Water Issues; Environmental Futures; Innovative Environmental Management


Co-Founder and Past President [2006-2013] Philadelphia Global Water Initiative; Board member Stroud Water Research Center; Advisory Board member Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center; Advisory Board member Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at Wharton; Board member A Spring of Hope