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city official , educator , Environmental scientist

Geraldine Knatz, American environmental scientist, city official, educator. Recipient Young Careerist award Business and Professional Women California, 1980, resolutions for community achievements California Senate and City of Los Angeles, 1984.


Knatz, Geraldine was born on October 18, 1951 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Charles Henry and Agnes Veronica (MacCormack) Knatz.


Bachelor in Zoology, Rutgers University, Newark, 1973. Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, University Southern California, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University Sso.

California, 1979.


Marine biology, Tetra-Tech, Pasadena, California, 1976-1977;environmental scientist, Port of Long Beach, California, 1977-1981;manager environmental planning, Port of Long Beach, California, 1981-1988;director planning, Port of Long Beach, California, since 1988. Instructor environmental engineering University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1981, member sea grant advising committee, since 1986. Professional associate East-West Center, Honolulu, Beijing, 1984-1986.

Adjunct Professor public administration California State University, Long Beach, since 1985. Member study commission on landslide access to ports National Research Council-Transportation Research Board, 1991-1992. Appointed member National Sea Grant Panel by Secretary Commerce, since 1994.

Appointed member United States Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Illustrated Key to the Planktonic Copepoda of San Pedro Bay, 1980. Also numerous articles.


Board of directors Harbor Area Young Women’s Christian Association, San Pedro, California, 1985-1991, president of the board, 1991. Member American Association Port Authorities (secretary harbors, navigation and environmental committee since 1991, vice chairman since 1996), Association Environmental Professionals (California board directors 1985-1987), Women's Transportation Seminar (Woman of Year 1995-1996), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: museum volunteer.


Married John Charles Mulvey, August 8, 1987.

Charles Henry Knatz

Agnes Veronica (MacCormack) Knatz

John Charles Mulvey