Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Biology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1980
  • M.A., Zoology, University of Northern Colorado, 1975
  • B.A., Science, University of Denver, 1969

Dr. Deardorff possesses a broad scope of experience commensurate with previous employment in academia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and private industry. His areas of expertise include investigations and evaluations of: the fate, and effects of chemicals in the environment (e.g., dioxins, furans, PCBs, PAHs, and chlorinated phenols); water quality and industrial wastewater treatment; and oil spills. 

Dr. Deardorff has extensive experience with; constructed wetlands and wetland restoration. Dr. Deardorff has worked on numerous wildland fires in southern California accessing environmental status of forests, calculating loss of value and subsequent reestablishment costs for forest and agricultural lands damaged by wildland fires, environmental contamination associated with large fires, and environmental impacts to aquatic ecosystems. Much of Dr. Deardorff's work involves providing litigation support for case support and as an expert witness.