Cadet, Eddy L
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

Environmental Science and Management Program

Eddy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Science at UVU. He started at UVU (formerly UVSC) in 1993. Eddy specializes in teaching Introduction to Environmental Health,  Occupational Worker Safety, Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Regulations, Environmental Toxicology, Resource Conservation and Recovery, Site Investigation, Landuse Planning, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Management. 



Aug. 20, 2007-

 to May 2013

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Integrative Biosciences
College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Science
Thesis: “Distribution of Trace and Non-trace elements in Poultry Litter-amended Benchmark Alabama and Utah Soils and Arsenic Uptake by Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in Selected Arsenic-Spiked Soils.” Mentors: Dr. K. Kpomblekou-A and Dr. D. Mortley
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

Aug. 1999 to July 30, 2002


Masters (M.S.) in Environmental Science
College of Agriculture ,Environmental  and Natural Sciences
Thesis: “Assessment of the Evidence on Environmental Inequities: the Case of the  Eastern Area Landfill, Jefferson County, Alabama”
Mentor: Dr. G Holuka
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama


May to August 1994                

Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management
University Extension
Davis California


8/ 1980 to 5/1990

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)  in Biology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois - Circle Campus
Chicago, Illinois             

Professional Experience

8/20/93 – Present

Associate Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
Environmental Management Program
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah
Responsibilities: Instruction in various areas of Environmental Management. Relevant courses include: Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, Hazardous Materials Emergency Response or 40-Hour OSHA and EPA HAZMAT, Environmental law and Policy, Land Use Planning, Environmental Crimes, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Site Investigation.
I supervised research work of students’ Senior thesis and planned and managed a research crew in our environmental laboratory.
As Cooperative Education and internship coordinator for the Department, I worked with the business community to promote hands on training for students in their area of academic concentration, and helped students receive adequate exposure in the environmental field.



Licensed Environmental Health Scientist
Utah County Department of Environmental Health
Provo, Utah
Responsibilities: Restaurant inspections, Pool inspections and environmental sampling, Onsite Sewage Disposal system installation inspections, nuisance complaint and foodborne illness investigations.  

6/1990 – 8/1993   

Registered Environmental Health Scientist
Lake County Health Department
Wauconda, IL 60084

esponsibilities:  Reviewing architectural blue prints and granting approval for the construction of new food service establishment, food-borne illness and nuisance complaint investigations; individual sewage disposal system installation inspections and Consultation, Water well sanitary surveys, Well Sealing inspection, environmental sampling for laboratory analysis to determine possible contamination of surface water.                             

7/1988 – 8/1989

Science Teacher/Department Head
Shiloh Academy,
Chicago, Illinois
Responsibilities:  Taught Biology, Chemistry, Health and Physics at the secondary level, including all necessary planning and curriculum preparation as head of the Science Department.

Certifications and special Projects


Environmental Scientist
Department of Environmental Quality (Utah State)                                                                                 

erformed Phase I Site Assessment during summer to determine if contaminated sites should be listed in the Comprehensive Environmental Response Information System (or CERCLIS).


Environmental Scientist/ Investigator
Department of Toxic Substances Control (State of California)


During this special Internship experience which was made possible through a grant received from Western PETE ( Partnership For Environmental Technology Education),  I was involved in the following activities:  Assisting Environmental Investigators in the gathering of data for the determination of criminal activities with regards to Environmental Laws ;  groundwater sampling, underground storage tank sampling; and responding to public nuisance  complaints concerning the abandonment and/or illegal disposal of hazardous wastes.       




Registered environmental health Scientist (National)
Licensed environmental Health Scientist (Utah)
40-Hour Train The Trainer Hazardous Materials Worker (HAZWOPER) or EPA 40-Hour Instructor
Eight-Hour Refresher Trainer
Utah State Certified Underground Storage Tank Sampler/ Instructor
Onsite Sewage Disposal System Training



Ankumah, R, Cadet, E,  Holuka, G, & Ngandu, M., (2003) Assessment of the Evidence on Environmental Inequities: the Case of  the Eastern Area Landfill, Jefferson County, Alabama

Contributing author


  Water Related Planning Efforts in the Utah Lake Basin. Utah Lake Comprehensive Management Plan Resource Document. Dr. Danny Horn, editor. Department of Earth Science, Utah Valley State College (May 2005).


  Cadet, E. Kpomblekou-A, K., Mortley, G., Eggett, D., 2012. Inferring Mobility of Trace elements Resulting from Long-term Poultry Litter Additions to benchmark Alabama Soils. Journal of Soil Science Vol. 177: 580-590.

In review for publication

  Cadet, E. Kpomblekou-A, K., Mortley, G., Eggett, D., 2014. Evaluation of trace and non-trace elements of Utah soils amended with poultry litter for over 20 years.
To be submitted to: Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis

In review for publication

Cadet, E. Kpomblekou-A, K., Mortley, G., Eggett, D., 2014. Arsenic uptake and toxicity threshold for Black Seeded Simpson lettuce (Lactuca Sativa) plant grown in poultry litter amended soils.   To be submitted to:  Hortscience.


 Feb.  2003

Assessment of the Evidence on Environmental Inequities: the Case of the Eastern Area Landfill, Jefferson County, Alabama.
School of Science Lecture Series
Utah Valley State College

April, 2004

Effects of Politics on the environment and public health in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Orem Senior Friendship Center
Orem, Utah

April, 2007

Ethics and Environmental Racism in the U.S.
Environmental Ethics Week
Utah Valley State College

September, 2012

Arsenic uptake and Toxicity Threshold for Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce Plants Grown in Poultry Litter-amended Soils.
Utah Environmental Health Association Bi-annual Conference

December, 2012

Inferring Mobility of Trace elements Resulting from Long-term Poultry Litter-additions to Benchmark Alabama Soils.
RCMI International Symposium On Health Disparities
San Juan Puerto Rico


UVSC     Most Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the International Student Council at UVU - 2001

UVSC      Teacher of the Year Award, Utah Valley University, Orem Utah- 2001

UVU        Environmental Club Advisor Award, Environmental  Management Program - 2002

UCHD      Outstanding Employee of the Quarter Award  Provo, Utah- 2003




Perkins Grant, Utah Valley University


Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training grant (HAZWOPER Train the Trainer)


Utah Valley University,  Center for Engaged Learning  grant, research grant


Utah Valley University Concurrent Enrollment grant, research grant


Utah Valley University, School of Science and Health, Research grant for the purchase of a Microwave Acceleration Reaction System (CEM)


Travel Award (to Tuskegee University)


Utah Valley University Research grant for the purchase of an ICP-OES, by Perkin Elmer





1993 to current

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

1994 to current

Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)

2001 to current

Utah Environmental Health Association (UEHA)

2003 to current

Community and College Consortium for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST)

2011 to current

American Society of Agronomy