Annette C. Dietz Annette C. Dietz , Ph.D., has been an instructor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon since 2015. From 2010 to 2015, she was the Cleanup Program Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (OR DEQ) located in Portland, Oregon. She was a technical and policy expert for cleanup program activities, oversaw the maintenance and development of policy and guidance for cleanup project work, coordinated program functions performed by technical staff in regional offices, and provided outreach and training support for external stakeholders. Before joining OR DEQ in 2010, Annette worked as an environmental consultant managing and performing site investigation and remediation projects. While at OR DEQ, she was Oregon's Point of Contact (POC) to ITRC and a member of the ITRC Incremental Sampling Methodology team. Annette earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Global Studies in 1993, a master's in environmental engineering in 1996 and a doctoral degree in environmental engineering in 2000, all from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.