Jerry Bayless, associate professor of civil engineering at Missouri
University of Science and Technology, is the first recipient of the National
Arthur N. L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from Chi Epsilon, the
national civil engineering honor society.
The award was established in memory of Arthur Chiu, longtime Chi Epsilon
faculty advisor at the University of Hawaii. The award is presented to faculty
who have shown a dedication to advising and supporting chapter activities and
encouraging chapter members. Bayless has served as faculty advisor to the
Missouri S&T chapter for 40 years and was nominated for the award by
chapter officers and members.
Bayless, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from
Missouri S&T, has been a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1959.
He served as interim chair of civil engineering for one year before becoming
assistant dean of the School of Engineering in 1986. He was appointed associate
dean of the School of Engineering in 1990 and served as interim chair of civil,
architectural and environmental engineering from 2006-2007.