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Greg Pillar , Ph.D

  • , Chemistry and Environmental Science Department, Chemistry Department
  • William S. Lee Professor Associate Professor
  • Chair, Environmental Science and Chemistry
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Greg D. Pillar is an associate professor of environmental science and chemistry, and chair of the Department of Environmental Science and the Chemistry Department at Queens University of Charlotte. His courses include Environmental Science, Geology, Soil and Water Science, Environmental Impact Assessment,  Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.  In addition to his department responsibilities he has taught in the Honors and CORE Programs and has participated in the John Belk International Program (Italy 2008, Micronesia 2011, Vietnam 2012).

His research interests are focused in the areas of environmental chemistry (organic and inorganic), agricultural resource management, environmental impact assessment and secondary/post secondary science education.

Dr. Pillar has been published in journals including the Journal of Environmental Quality and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal. Dr. Pillar has presented his research and scholarly work at a number of scientific conferences and has been invited to speak numerous times on topics ranging from the fate of organic contaminants in the environment to issues in our global food system.  Dr. Pillar has been a guest on WFAE’s (local NPR) "Charlotte Talks" with Mike Collins and has served as an expert consultant for several stories covered by the local media outlets.

Originally from West Allis, Wisconsin Dr. Pillar now resides in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He enjoys spending time with his 3 year old son Nathan, watching (and playing) baseball and football (rooting for his hometown Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers) and spending times outdoors.


  • B.S.  - Environmental Science; University of Minnesota
  • M.S.  - Agronomy (Soil Science); Kansas State University
  • Ph.D.  - Agronomy (Environmental Chemistry); University of Georgia


  • William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Teaching Award 2011
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