Dr. John Myers, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at UMR, recently received a 2004 Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship from the National Highway Institute. The fellowships are presented to faculty in transportation-related fields to help them improve their transportation expertise.
Myers joined the UMR faculty in 1999. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as a research investigator for the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies and associate director of the University Transportation Center at UMR.
Myers received his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1987. He earned a master of science degree in structural engineering and a Ph.D. in construction materials and structural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and 1998, respectively.
Myers has received several professional awards, including the 1998 National Science Foundation Fellowship, the 2001 Regional Science Olympiad Award of Excellence, and three UMR Faculty Excellence Awards. In addition, he is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, the Transportation Research Board, The Masonry Society and the American Society for Engineering Education, and a provisional member of the Council of University Transportation Centers.