Kurt Paterson


Professor, Engineering, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Dr. Kurt Paterson, Ph.D., P.E. is a professor in the James Madison University Engineering department.

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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