Dr. Samuel Hodges is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His background is in Environmental Engineering, with research focusing on physicochemical transport and passive sampling of environmental contaminants. Dr. Hodges is passionate about guiding students through the transition into adulthood and supporting them as they find the work that brings them joy and purpose. His own love for engineering is rooted in the practical ways the civil and environmental engineering fields serve humanity in critical and life-altering ways. Outside of engineering, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and four children.


  • University of Arkansas, PhD
  • LeTourneau University, MS
  • LeTourneau University, BS

Courses Taught

  • CE 299: Hydraulics

    Study of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics includes pressure heads, pressure centers, buoyancy and flotation, stability of gravity dams, flow of fluids in pipes and open channels, nozzles, weirs, compound and branching pipe networks. Fundamentals of conveyance system design. Oral and written communication skills are required.

  • CE 329: Environmental Engineering I

    Introduction to environmental engineering, environmental regulations, mass balance, energy balance, water chemistry, water quality, water supply, and drinking water treatment and processes. Oral and written communication skills are required.

  • CE 431: Senior Project

    Interdisciplinary team design projects are suggested by the faculty (but may be initiated by students) and approved by the faculty. Students work in teams to investigate and develop two design alternatives for a project. Reports are presented in both oral and written form. Practitioner involvement is required in each design alternative.

  • CE 489: Licensing and Certification in Civil Engineering

    All civil engineering students must enroll in this course as well as register, take and pass either the FE exam or mock FE exam before they can earn their B.S. in Civil Engineering from CBU. This course also requires students to earn one or more professional certifications. Pass/Fail grading.

Publications and Research Focus

  • Research Interests
    – Passive Sampling
    – PFAS
    – Physicochemical Transport
    – Water Chemistry

    – Environ. Sci. Technol. 2023, 57, 26, 9793–9801

Service and Community Engagement

Dr. Hodges is passionate about water, sanitation, and hygiene-related work in the developing world. He is active on the engineering advisory board for an up-and-coming university in Zambia, Africa, and is regularly looking for new opportunities to support development projects around the world. He supports CBU’s ASCE student chapter and is active in his local church and community.

Office Hours

On-campus office hours
Monday & Wednesday 1:00 –4:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00–4:00 pm