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Meet Our Faculty

Water Resources Management & Leadership faculty bring 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.

 Tom Scaglione

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. 

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.

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.

Greg Thomas

Greg is the General Manager for Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District in the greater Escondido area.  Greg’s background includes engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, and serving at all levels in the federal, private and municipal sectors.  His District received the “2014 Recycled Water Agency of the Year Medium-sized District” award from WateReuse California.  Greg has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and M.A. degrees in Business and Management from Webster University. He serves on the Advisory board for the Certificate of Water Resources Management and Leadership program at California State University, San Marcos as well as teaches Leadership in Water Management for the same program.

Kenneth Weinberg

Mr. Weinberg has been a key figure in water utility management in this region for over three decades. In the mid 1980's 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.  Mr. Weinberg was Director of Water Resources 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 Master's Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University (1983).

Charlie Wyatt

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, storm water 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.