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, P.E.

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, P.E.

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, P.E.

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, P.E.

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, P.E.

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, P.E.

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, P.E.

Greg Wight

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

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michael Prairie

Michael Prairie

  • Chair —Associate 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

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, P.E.

David Feinauer

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

Stephen Fitzhugh, P.E.

Stephen Fitzhugh

  •  Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • sfitzhug@norwich.edu
  • 802.485.2559
  • Juckett Hall U120
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

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

Mechanical Engineering

Jeffrey R. Mountain, P.E.

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, P.E.

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, P.E.

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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

Donald Wallace, P.E.

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, P.E.

Eugene Sevi, P.E.

John Stevens, P.E.

Frederick White, P.E.

Open Positions

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