Dr. John Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Engineering and Computing effective Jan. 1, 2015.
“As a leading professional in his field, in addition to being a trusted mentor and advisor, Dr. Myers brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position as a faculty member, researcher and leader,” says Dr. Ian Ferguson, vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing. “With his broad reach across campus, Dr. Myers will play an instrumental role in the College of Engineering and Computing. I look forward to working with him.”
As associate dean for academic affairs, Myers will oversee all curriculum and instruction matters; oversee development and implementation of strategic planning related to academic programs; establish plans for program development, faculty recruitment and development; and coordinate academic review with the department chairs in the college to review, study and develop curriculum, and improve instruction.
A member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1999, Myers is the current director of the Structural Engineering High-Bay Laboratory and former director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety. Myers is the co-author of seven textbooks and six reference manuals and design guides, and he is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and presentations internationally and in the U.S.
Myers holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in structural engineering and construction materials. He also holds a bachelor of architectural engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Before joining the Missouri S&T faculty, he gained practical experience as a structural engineer, most recently working as a structural project engineer and manager at consulting engineering firm Jose I. Guerra Inc. in Austin, Texas.
The recipient of numerous teaching and professional awards, Myers most recently was honored with the 2014 ASCE Professional Recognition Award and awarded Fellow status in The Masonry Society in 2014.
In addition to his new duties, Myers will continue to teach a mixture of graduate and undergraduate courses and will be involved in scholarly activities.
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