Dr. Judith A. Grove –Technical Research and Training Advisor

Dr. Grove is well known to water professionals for her solid contributions to the development of professional training and certification programs for the water industry. Also, as a consultant to industry, Dr. Grove has helped industry associations and companies with the development of technical training programs and materials.

Her career in the field of technical education for the water industry includes over five years as Director of Education for the American Supply Association (ASA), the association for plumbing wholesalers, and over nine years as Director of Education at the United States Water Quality Association (WQA), the association for the water treatment industry.

At ASA, she administered the association’s self-study training program and authored course workbooks on water pumps, steel pipe, hydronic heating and residential water processing. At WQA, Dr. Grove administered the association’s professional certification program, including the administration of coursework and materials. She was responsible for the educational programs at annual WQA conventions and for WQA workshops and seminars.

With the assistance of the U.S. EPA and the Education Committee of the U.S. Water Quality Association (WQA), she created a new certification program for operators of small drinking water systems, which became the fourth certification to be offered by the WQA.. Dr. Grove has edited books, written technical scripts and produced video-based courses on water treatment.

She holds a B.A. in History from MacMurray College, a M.A. in Library Science (MALS) from Dominican University, a doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University, and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives.

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