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Mackenzie Booth

Mackenzie Booth, MS

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Prof. Mackenzie Booth graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), specializing in environmental engineering. While working as a teaching assistant, her graduate research work addressed effects of environmentally relevant parameters on the speciation of lead in water. Her undergraduate education from LeTourneau University (Longview, TX) focused on civil engineering, specifically studying water resources. She believes environmental engineers are tasked with stewarding the world’s natural resources in sustainable ways, glorifying God, and advancing human and ecosystem health. She considers civil and environmental engineering as a space for Christians to meet the physical needs of our neighbors while showing Christ to the world. Prof. Booth is excited to be spending time with students in a hands-on learning community at Cedarville University.

Education and Credentials:

  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S. in Engineering, Civil Engineering, LeTourneau University
  • Licensed Engineer in Training, State of California

Scholarly Works

  • Dittenber, D. B., Ayers, S. R., and Booth, M. L. (2022). “New Build: Constructing a Civil Engineering Program around a Framework of Faith Integration.” Accepted: 2022 Christian Engineering Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Davies, M. (2020). "Evaluating Lead Chemistry Under Variable Water Quality Conditions."
  • Davies, M., Low, D., and Dittenber, D. (2016). "Modeling the Volatilization of Chloroform in a Water Tower Using a
  • Small-Scale Reactor." Water and Environment Association of Texas conference, Fort Worth, TX.


  • Sports: volleyball, swimming, biking, hiking
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Traveling to new places

Expert Topics

Water chemistry, water and wastewater treatment, environmental engineering

Why Cedarville?

I enjoy being a part of the Cedarville University culture where loving Christ is the first priority, and loving others and fulfilling His calling on our lives comes next. I had plans to take an engineering industry job after finishing graduate school, but through a series of fortunate circumstances and the Lord’s sovereignty, I am now working at Cedarville. I am blessed to be able to use the gifts God has given me to promote civil engineering in higher education.