Mr. Kevin Gamble



  • M.S., Appropriate Technology, Appalachian State University 
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Appalachian State University 

Teaching Specialties: 

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding technology and technological development
  • History of energy and technological development
  • Holistic approaches to achieving a low-carbon future
  • Waste management
  • Composting technologies
  • Life cycle assessment and closed-loop material systems
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

Research Interests:

  • Sustainable organic waste management
  • Traditional composting and vermicomposting
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Black soldier flies
  • Farm waste
  • Wasted food recovery and diversion
  • Compost system design
  • Life Cycle Assessment



  • Houser, J.B., Gamble, K.J., Hambourger, M., & Hoepfl, M.C. (2015). Anaerobic digestion from the laboratory to the field: An experimental study into the scalability of anaerobic digestion. Proceedings of the 2015 American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) South Eastern. Annual Conference, 2nd Quarter, Spring.

Courses Taught:

  • UCO-1200 – Energy Transitions in US History
  • UCO-1200 – Our Global Energy Future
  • UCO-1200 – Contemporary Green Living
  • TEC 2029 – Society and Technology
  • TEC 2601 – Energy Issues and Technology
  • TEC 3535 – Climate Response and Response-Ability
  • TEC 3605 – Sustainable Resource Management
Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8239

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 06