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Meet Our Faculty

The faculty involved with Certificate in Water Resources Management & Leadership brings close to 150 years of water related experience to the classroom.  Additionally, these instructors possess masters and doctoral degrees in public administration, law, business administration and water science.  This combination of experience and preparation has made each of them recognized figures and leaders in the regional water industry.

Instructor: Lee Brown

COURSE: WTRM 421: Environmental Issues, Policies & Regulations for Water Managers

COURSE: WTRM 425: Core Concepts of Water Science, Engineering, & Technology for Water Managers

Over the past 40 years Dr. Brown has taught classes both in this country and overseas as well as being employed by the Texas Department of Water Resources, United States Department of Energy, Idaho Water Engineering, The Nature Conservancy, and served as the Executive Director of the Environmental Resource Center in Ketchum, Idaho.  Most recently he is the Academic Coordinator for the CSUSM Water Resources Certificate Program.  Published author and scientist, Lee will teach the Environmental Policy and Regulations Course and team-teach the Core Concepts in Water Science and Engineering module.


Instructor: Charlie Wyatt

COURSE: WTRM 425: Core Concepts of Water Science, Engineering, & Technology for Water Managers

Charlie Wyatt is a registered California Professional Engineer with over 27 years of experience as a consulting engineer.  Mr. Wyatt’s consulting background includes civil/environmental engineering, water resources, environmental permitting, stormwater management and control development, environmental permitting, groundwater remediation, modeling, and capital project development, permitting, and construction management.  He has worked on water development projects in the United States, South and Central America, Nepal and India.  Mr. Wyatt graduated from North Carolina State University in Civil Engineering and is an active member of Engineers Without Borders.   


Instructor: Tom Scaglione

COURSE: WTRM 423: Finance & Professional Relations for Water Resource Managers

Tom Scaglione is the Assistant General Manager and Chief Fiscal Officer for the Vallecitos Water District, an organization serving nearly 100,000 customers in a 45 square mile service area.  Mr. Scaglione specializes in water finance and professional relations and has been sequentially employed in this area since the late 1980s.  In addition to being involved in executive water resources management, he has taught college level accounting and audit courses since 1994 at Palomar College, Mira Costa College and the University of San Diego.  Tom was deeply involved as a co-founder and teacher in the Certificate of Water Resources Management and Leadership program at California State University, San Marcos.

Mr. Scaglione graduated from San Diego State University with an emphasis in accounting (1990) and became a Certified Public Accountant in California (1992).  Returning to graduate school several years later he completed an MBA with a focus on governmental leadership at CSUSM.  


Instructor: Kenneth Weinberg

COURSE: WTRM 401: Survey of Integrated Water Management Fundamentals & Practices in Southern California.

Mr. Weinberg has been a key figure in water utility management in this region for over three decades. In the mid 1980s he worked as a Project Manager for the City of San Diego preparing long term facility planning activities for both municipal and private developers.  This experience called for negotiation of agreements across a broad spectrum of utility related challenges.  A decade later Ken became a water resources supervisor for the San Diego County Water Authority responsible guiding projects of water supply, storage, agriculture, and industrial users.  Since 1997 (until recently), Mr. Weinberg was Director of Water Resources later the acting Assistant General Manager) also at SDCWA.

Between 2005 until present, he was involved in varying capacities with water resource educational programs at SDSU, UCSD, SD Natural History Museum, and the World Simulation Center.  Today, Mr. Weinberg is president of his own consulting business and an adjunct faculty member at California State University, San Marcos.

Ken graduated from SUNY Buffalo (1978) followed by a Masters Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University (1983).


Alan Styles

Dr. Styles is currently a Professor of Accounting, the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Director of the Certificate of Specialized Study in Water Resources Management and Leadership program at CSU San Marcos. Alan has been the “faculty champion” for the development of the program.  In this role, he worked with the water industry representatives in the conceptualization of the survey course and certificate program.  Alan oversees curriculum, financial and promotion of the program at CSUSM.