Ralph Dusseau, Ph.D., P.E.

Ralph Dusseau, Ph.D., P.E.

Ralph Dusseau, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor Emeritus and Founding Department Chair

Ralph  Dusseau, Ph.D., P.E.
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Contact Info

Biography

Website: http://users.rowan.edu/%7Edusseau/Dusseau.htm

Education:
BS – Michigan State University
MS – Michigan State University
Ph.D. – Michigan State University

Research Expertise:
Computer modeling and field ambient vibration analysis of bridges and other structures; Development of transfer student mentoring and advising programs and inclusive course materials

Dr. Dusseau and his clinic students are currently working on computer modeling of steel deck truss spans for the Betsy Ross Bridge. Dr. Dusseau and his clinic students are also working on the development of transfer student mentoring and advising program. In addition, Dr. Dusseau and his clinic students are working on the development of inclusive teaching materials for civil engineering courses.

Honors and Awards:
1997 George Stout Award for Lifetime Achievement, South Jersey Branch, New Jersey Section, American Society of Civil Engineers

2000 Educator of the Year Award, New Jersey Section, American Society of Civil Engineers

Professional Memberships:
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
National Society of Professional Engineers
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
American Society for Engineering Education
Phi Kappa Phi                                                  
Tau Beta Pi                                                        
Chi Epsilon                                                         
Sigma Xi

Recent Publications:
Hartman, H., Forin, T.R., Sukumaran, B., Farrell, S., Bhavsar, P., Jahan, K., Dusseau, R.A., Bruckerhoff, T., Cole, P., Lezotte, S., and Zeppelli, D., “Rethinking Engineering Diversity, Transforming Engineering Diversity (REDTED),”  Refereed journal paper published in the ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.

Forin, T.R., Dusseau, R.A., et. al., "Revolutionizing an Engineering Department Through Diversity and Inclusion," Refereed conference paper published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa Bay, Florida, June, 2019.

Torlapati, J., Dusseau, R.A., Carlino, T., and Forester, N. “Advancing the Freshman Civil Engineering Education Utilizing the Devastating Impact of 2017 Storms on the US Infrastructure,” Refereed conference paper published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa Bay, Florida, June, 2019.

Forin, T.R., Sukumaran, B., Farrell, S., Hartman, H., Jahan, K., Dusseau, R.A., Bhavsar, P., Hand, J., and Bruckerhoff, T.F., “Rethinking Engineering Diversity, Transforming Engineering Diversity (REDTED),” Refereed conference paper published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June, 2017.

Farrell, S., Forin, T.R., Jahan, K., Dusseau, R.A., Bhavsar, P., and Sukumaran, B, “Developing Multiple Strategies for an Inclusive Curriculum in Civil Engineering,” Refereed conference paper published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, June, 2017.