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Dawson colleague to teach GW University course on air quality management

The incoming Biden Administration will likely be a catalyst for significant Federal environmental and energy policy changes. Staying professionally relevant in a constantly evolving domain is one of the many hallmarks of the Dawson & Associates team. We’re delighted that one of our longest-serving members, Dr. Jonathan Deason, P.E., will teach a new course on air quality management at the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

This course is part of GW’s Environmental and Energy Management graduate program. Jon will focus on changing legal and regulatory standards governing U.S. air quality management. His lectures will also cover techniques of emission, ambient air quality sampling and analysis, and technological control concepts.

While Jon’s connection with GW remains in his personal capacity, he has been a member of the Dawson team since 1998 and previously served as Director of Environmental Policy and Compliance at the U.S. Interior Department. His current role at George Washington University involves managing 5 graduate degree programs and faculty oversight of 16 environmental and energy management graduate courses.

“The synergy between Dawson & Associates’ work and my University work is amazing,” Jon says. “Our University work demands that we keep up with the latest policy, regulatory and technological developments, which change often. That knowledge is key to solving real-world problems on behalf of Dawson’s clients.”

More information about Jon’s work at GW can be seen at

Maj. Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens

Senior Vice President

A member of the Dawson team since 2018, Rick was Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 2014-2017.


The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dawson & Associates.


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