Faculty and Staff

Engineering faculty and staff are dedicated professionals committed to preparing great engineers and leaders able to take on the important challenges facing our society. At the David Crawford School of Engineering, our mission is to provide a broad, practical education that allows graduates to excel in their profession. We are committed to hands-on learning, true to the principle established nearly 200 years ago by Norwich University founder Capt. Alden Partridge.

Administration

Stephen Fitzhugh

Stephen Fitzhugh

Educational background
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, RPI, 2004
  • BSEE WPI, 1975

Jane Davies Lane

Jane Davies Lane

Educational background
  • BSc., Geography, minor in Environmental Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1982
  • Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales (Pure and Applied Sciences), John Abbott College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, 1978

Tim Vilbrin

Tim Vilbrin

  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • tvilbrin@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2277
  • Tomkins Hall, U097 A
Background
Tim manages the machine, fluid, civil and environmental labs. He is also the David Crawford School of Engineering safety officer.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Edwin Schmeckpeper

Edwin Schmeckpeper

  • Chair —  Professor, Civil Engineering
  • edwins@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2695
  • Partridge Hall U226
Educational background
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1992
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1986
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University, 1978

Thomas Descoteaux

Thomas Descoteaux

  • Program Director, Master of Civil Engineering, Professor, Civil Engineering
  • tdescote@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2259
  • Depot Square, (School of Graduate and Continuing Studies)
Educational background
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, The University of Connecticut, 1992
  • MS, Civil Engineering, The University of Connecticut, 1987
  • BS, Civil Engineering, The University of Connecticut, 1985

Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Educational background
  • PhD, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996
  • MS, Civil (Environmental) Engineering, Purdue University, 1976
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Norwich University, 1974

Tara Kulkarni

Tara Kulkarni

Educational background
  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida State University, 2004
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo, 1999
  • BE, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune, India, 1998

Adam Sevi

Adam Sevi

Educational background
  • PhD, Geotechnical Engineering, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology, 2008
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2001
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Norwich University, 1995

Moses Tefe

Moses Tefe

  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
  • Specialization: Transportation
Educational background
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Alabama
  • MS, Civil/ Urban Infrastructure Engineering and Management, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Greg Wight

Greg Wight

  • Director, DCSE, Dana Professor, Civil Engineering
Educational background
  • MSME, University of Florida, 1968
  • BSME, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Stephen Fitzhugh

Stephen Fitzhugh

  • Chair — Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • sfitzhug@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2559
  • Juckett Hall U200
Educational background
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004
  • MS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988
  • BS,Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1975

Jacques Beneat

Jacques Beneat

Educational background
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1993
  • Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies en Electronique, University of Brest, France, 1990
  • Diplome d’Etude Generales en Science, University of Nantes, France, 1986

David Feinauer

David Feinauer

Educational background
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky

Ronald Lessard

Ronald Lessard

Educational background
  • PhD, Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1978
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1969
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1969

Michael Prairie

Michael Prairie

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • mprairie@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2968
  • Juckett Hall U204
Educational background
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1991
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1984
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Norwich University, 1983

Mechanical Engineering

Jeffrey R. Mountain

Jeffrey Mountain

  • Chair — Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • jmounta1@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2814
  • Bartoletto Hall U136
Educational background
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1994
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1990
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1989

R. Danner Friend

Danner Friend

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • rfriend@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2279
  • Bartoletto Hall U140
Educational background
  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1999
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, Clemson University, 1991
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1987

Matt Rolland

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  • Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialization: Mechanical engineering
  • mrolland@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.3319
  • Bartoletto 132
Educational background
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Karen Supan

Karen Supan

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialization: Thermal/Fluid Science
  • ksupan@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.3378
  • Bartoletto Hall U134
Educational background
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Minnesota State University

Paul Tartaglia

Paul Tartaglia

Educational background
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit, 1970
  • MSME, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1968
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Detroit, 1967

Donald Wallace

Donald Wallace

Educational background
  • Eng.Sc.D., Columbia University, New York City
  • MS, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • BSME, University of Vermont

Professors Emeriti

Charlie Chevalier

Robert Goodrich

Eugene Sevi

John Stevens

Frederick White

Open Positions

For faculty and staff position openings, please visit the University’s Employment Opportunities page.

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