Charles Glass

Charles C. Glass, Ph.D., P.E. was appointed Deputy Secretary at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in December, 2019 after serving as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Analysis and Planning and Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access at the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Dr. Glass’ credentials include serving as a research and engineering professional for more than 20 years in academia and the consulting engineering industries. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Glass has held important positions as a teacher, researcher, and consulting professional in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has sustained two successful long-term funding relationships involving the District Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. and the National Science Foundation. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, participated in a variety of widely-attended conference proceedings, and is recognized nationally as an expert in stormwater management, green infrastructure and wastewater treatment.

Dr. Glass came to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) from Howard University, where he served on the faculty for seventeen years. For eight months in 2010, he spent time as an Environmental Engineer at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the lead on a potential new regulation for the mitigation of sanitary sewer overflows.

He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1989 and completed his undergraduate degree requirements in Civil Engineering in 1992 at The Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and 1997, respectively.

In 2017, Dr. Glass became a member of the 25 th class of Leadership Maryland, a professional
development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.

Dr. Glass is an avid golfer, mystery reader, and soccer coach. He is happily married to attorney Heather Morris-Glass and enjoys his time with their two boys, Caden and Michael.