Brian J. Swenty is Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville. He earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri-Rolla and his M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida. He is a licensed professional engineer in California, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. He served on active duty in the Army (Officer-Corps of Engineers) and held positions as a senior civil engineer with a consulting firm and the director of Missouri’s Dam and Reservoir Safety Program. Since 1993, he has been at the University of Evansville, serving as a professor, department chair, and interim dean. He continues to work as a consultant on projects involving the design and construction of new dams, modifications to existing dams, and the investigation of dam failures.
Matt Swenty obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T then worked as a bridge designer at the Missouri Department of Transportation. He went to Virginia Tech to obtain his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and upon completion worked at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McClean, Virginia. He is currently an associate professor in the Civil Engineering department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he teaches engineering mechanics and structural engineering courses. He enjoys working with the students on bridge related research projects and with the ASCE student chapter.
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