Citadel professor named Charleston Engineer of the Year
Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Maj. W. Jeffery Davis was named the 2005 Charleston Engineer of the Year by the Charleston Engineer’s Joint Council at this year’s annual banquet February 21, 2006 in the Holliday Alumni Center.
The honor is awarded to an engineer elected by the Charleston Engineers’ Joint Council from a pool of nominees who have made significant contributions to the engineering field. The Joint Council is composed of representatives from the regional professional engineering societies.
Davis, who has served on the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Department at The Citadel since 1997, received his doctorate from Georgia Institute of Technology and has published several papers in discussing transportation engineering. He is also on the Charleston Area Transportation Study Advisory Board and the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
At The Citadel, Davis oversees the Engineers’ Week craft stick bridge and robotics competitions which are held annually and have become a tradition in the engineering community of the Lowcountry.
Col. Dennis J. Fallon, dean of the School of Engineering, was enthusiastic about Davis’ award. “Dr. Davis is an outstanding teacher who has considerable rapport with his students,” said Fallon. “In addition to this, he has done a lot of community work for The Citadel as well as the Lowcountry engineering profession.”Composed of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Citadel School of Engineering has ranked among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation in “U.S. News & World Report.” The military college was the forerunner in engineering education in the state of South Carolina and fifth in the nation. Following the tradition of the other military academies, engineering has been a part of the college’s curriculum since its inception in 1842.