Department Head, Engineering, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Member since: Fall 2015

Dr. Kurt Paterson, Ph.D., P.E. assumed leadership of James Madison University's engineering program on July 1, 2013. Madison Engineering launched in fall 2008 and has quickly surpassed early objectives for student enrollment, curricular innovation, and alumni success. Madison Engineering is an interdisciplinary, project-based, undergraduate program focused on sustainable design. Prior to serving James Madison University, Dr. Paterson was on the faculty at Michigan Tech, where he created numerous programs in innovation, international development, and community service. He received a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering, master's in Environmental Engineering, and doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, all from the University of Iowa.

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