Professor, Agronomy and Environmental Science and Co-Director of the Regenerative Land Institute

Undergraduate Departments

  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences

Graduate Departments

  • Master of Arts in Policy Studies


  • B.S., Delaware Valley College
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University


Professor, Agronomy and Environmental Science in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science Department and Co-Director of the Regenerative Land Institute

Lawrence Hepner has a strong background in soils and land use for agriculture and urban developments. In addition to teaching and advising students, Hepner enjoys involving students in research projects ranging from development of new technologies for on-site waste water disposal to methods of integrating agriculture and urban development across the landscape.

Beyond academics he serves as a consultant to municipalities and engineering firms on land application of wastewater and does nutrient management planning for the DelVal farms.  He has served on the Nutrient Management Advisory Board of the State Conservation Commission of Pennsylvania, as well as on local advisory boards and professional organizations. Hepner has received the National Honor Award from the Soil Conservation Society of America and the David Levin Chair, and the Distinguished Faculty Member Award at Delaware Valley University.


t: 215.489.2334
e: lawrence.hepner@delval.edu

Office Hours

By appointment