Civil & Environmental Engineering Advisory Board

Following are some of the primary roles of the advisory board:

  • Advise faculty on desired program outcomes, learning objectives, and other educational issues, as constituents representing the community of employers of graduates
  • Provide advice on the needs of and trends within engineering practice
  • Provide and access resources for the department, to include serving as a fund-raising body
  • Help recruit practitioners to support faculty’s needs for adjunct instruction
  • Serve as industry contacts for faculty
  • Promote industry support for internship programs
  • Support department research activities
  • Serve as a lobby group for civil engineering education causes


The board shall consist of professionals from all pertinent Civil & Environmental Engineering disciplines with experience in the public and private sector. At the advice of the department faculty, twelve members were selected and were appointed by the Chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department for a three year term (renewable).


The advisory board will meet a minimum of twice per year, for about one day each time. Prior to each meeting, the Chair of the Advisory Board in close consultation with the Chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department will issue an agenda for distribution to all board members and the Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty.

Advisory Board Members

Amy Blomeke, P.E., GeoEngineers USA          

Anthony Coviello, P.E., S.E., McClure Engineering Co.

John Durant, Ph.D., Tufts University

Todd Fratzel, P.E., United Construction Corp.

Marya Gorczya, P.E., Haley & Aldrich

Geoffrey Grant, P.E., Brown and Caldwell

Charles Head, P.E., P.G, Sanborn Head & Associates

Dana Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E., University of Maine

Tiffany Knapp, P.E., MPA King County Wastewater Treatment Div.

Gary Lemay, P.E.,

Matthew Low, P.E., Hoyle Tanner & Associates

Duncan Mellor, P.E., Tighe & Bond

James Mihelcic, Ph.D., University of South Florida

Kathy Murtagh, P.E., Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Charles Pierce, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Keith Pratt, P.E. Underwood Engineers, Inc.

Stephen Ransom, Ransom Consulting Engineers & Scientists

Charles Russo, P.E., Consulting Engineer,

Leah Stanton, P.E., Weston & Sampson

Jody Trunfio, The Engineering Corp.

Michael Wimsatt, NHDES Waste Management Div.