Phyllis Bannon-Nilles

Academic Hourly - GLRPPR

One East Hazelwood Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
p-bannon@illinois.edu

Phyllis Bannon-Nilles

Phyllis Bannon-Nilles is an academic hourly in the SRPEC group, working on the GLRPPR project. Phyllis analyzes publicly available environmental and economic data to use as a tool for pollution prevention technical assistance in USEPA Region 5. Prior to joining ISTC in 2015, Phyllis had over 20 years of experience at the ISGS in their Environmental Site Assessments section.

Education

  • B.S. degree in Biology (Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution) (1983), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. degree in Environmental Science (1988), University of New Haven, West Haven, CT.

Prior Professional Experience

  • Environmental Scientist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois
  • Environmental Analyst at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Professional Interests

  • Pollution prevention
  • Environmental database analysis and interpretation of other environmental land use resources

Professional Skills

  • Writing and editing scientific reports
  • Performing environmental site assessments
  • Environmental data interpretation and analysis

Presentations

  • Bannon-Nilles, P.L., Using Historical Land-Use Resources to Screen for Potential Environmental Hazards, abstract and oral presentation/hands-on workshop at the 31st Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education, August 08-11, 2002, Boston, MA.
  • Bannon-Nilles, P.L., Development of a University Course to teach Practical Aspects of Environmental Site Assessments, abstract and oral presentation at the North-Central GSA Conference, April 23-24, 2001, Bloomington, IL.

Selected Publications

  • Bannon-Nilles, Phyllis and Laura L. Barnes. 2016. The Economic and Environmental Impact of Great Lakes Manufacturing: Snapshot of Emissions, Pollution Prevention Practices, and Economic Impact Using Public Data. Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Champaign IL.
  • Bannon-Nilles, Phyllis and Laura L. Barnes. 2015. Spotlight on U.S. EPA Region 5's Food Manufacturing and Processing Industry. Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Champaign IL.
  • Erdmann, A.L., D.J. Adomaitis, P.L. Bannon-Nilles, G.A. Kientop and D.R. Schmidt. 2014. A Manual for conducting preliminary environmental site assessments for Illinois Department of Transportation infrastructure projects. Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 585.
  • Erdmann, A.L., D.J. Adomaitis, P.L. Bannon-Nilles, G.A. Kientop, and D.R. Schmidt. 2012. A Manual for Conducting Preliminary Environmental Site Assessments for Illinois Department of Transportation Infrastructure Projects. Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 2012-1.
  • Bannon-Nilles, P.L. 2003. A park in the making: the history of the development of Illinois Beach State Park. Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 2003-8.
  • Bannon-Nilles, P.L., J.R. Ousley, L.E. Raymond, M.P. Krick, and C.J. Black. 1999. A directory of Illinois libraries: historical resources for environmental site assessments Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 1999-8.
  • Erdmann A.L., R.A. Bauer, P.L. Bannon, N.P. Schneider. 1996. A manual for conducting preliminary environmental site assessments for Illinois Department of Transportation highway projects. Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 1996-5.
  • Bannon, P.L., R.J. Farrell, K.M. O'Connor-Shoresman, L.R. Smith, and C.P. Weibel. 1994. The Changing Illinois Environment: Critical Trends, Technical Report of the Critical Trends Assessment Project, Volume 7, Bibliography. Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources ILENR/RE-EA-94/05(7).