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Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Associate Professor
Construction Management

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Dr. Nadia Al-Aubaidy, is an Associate Professor at the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University. Before joining her Ph.D. program, she worked as a Deputy Resident Engineer for the US. Army Corps of Engineers. She obtained her doctorate in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Al-Aubaidy is certified by the Center for Policy Dispute Resolution at The University of Texas School of Law. She was also the President of the Central Texas Section of AACE-International, 2013 – 2014. She served as an Education Board Member of AACE-International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) from 2012-2016, and a Board Member at Vermont Green Building Network from 2016-2020. Her areas of expertise include Building Information Modeling (BIM), cutting-edge technologies and software development in construction management, smart green building, market analysis, engineering economics, and risk management.

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Lecturer
Civil Engineering

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Associate Professor
Construction Management

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Michael Kelley, Ph.D., P.E., is an associate professor who teaches in the civil, environmental, and construction management programs and in the leadership minor.

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Global Resilience and Security

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Tara Kulkarni, Ph.D., P.E., joined the Norwich family in 2011. She was recently appointed to serve as the director of the Center for Global Resilience and Security at Norwich University.

Associate Professor
Engineering Management

Jack Patterson earned his doctorate from The School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the former owner of a South Carolina construction company.

Charles A. Dana Professor
Construction Management

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Michael S. Puddicombe has a joint appointment in the School of Business and Management and the David Crawford School of Engineering.

Professor
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chair, Construction Management
Grenville Dodge Chair of Engineering

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Edwin Schmeckpeper, Ph.D., P.E., is a licensed professional engineer and a professor of civil engineering and construction management.

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering

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Adam Sevi, Ph.D., P.E., joined the faculty of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University in 2008 and was named an associate professor of civil engineering in 2014.

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Moses Tefe, Ph.D., P.E., received his bachelor’s degree from KNUST, Ghana, and worked in consultancy for a decade before returning to graduate school. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Jacques Beneat received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1993 with a focus on advanced microwave structures for satellite communications.

Lecturer
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Michael Cross, Ph.D., teaching classes in the areas of circuits, electronics, energy systems, and engineering design.

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Feinauer, Ph.D., P.E., thrives in the intellectual spaces where concepts and ideas intersect.

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ronald Lessard, Ph.D., joined the faculty of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University in 1979 and was named a professor of electrical and computer engineering in 1995.

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Michael W. Prairie, Ph.D., teaches electrical engineering courses and guides undergraduate student research in electrical system design. 

Mechanical Engineering

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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R. Danner Friend, Ph.D., PE, joined the faculty of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University in 2003.

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

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Carolina Payares-Asprino, Ph.D., guides undergraduate-student research in the robotic welding design process.

Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

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Matt Rolland, P.E., joined the faculty of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University in 2013.

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean, David Crawford School of Engineering

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Karen Supan, Ph.D., joined the faculty of the David Crawford School of Engineering in 2012.

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

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Charles White, Ph.D., joined the mechanical engineering faculty in the David Crawford School of Engineering in 2018 after a long and distinguished career in industry, government, and academia.

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Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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