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Greene named chair of Trine’s Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Gary GreeneGary Greene, Ph.D., PE, a faculty member in Trine University’s Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for eight years, has been named department chair.

He replaces William Barry, Ph.D., who recently was named dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Computing.

“We have a department of very talented educators, and I am both excited and humbled to begin this new role with its additional responsibilities,” said Greene. “As department chair, I will continue to recruit amazing students for the civil and environmental engineering department, and continue to ensure faculty and students in the department have the resources they need to be successful. I also hope to encourage the CEE faculty to adopt additional research-based teaching strategies in their courses, and include new technologies in our courses to enhance the formative learning experience of our students.”

“Dr. Greene is an accomplished educator and researcher, bringing practical experience and expertise to his new role,” said Barry. “I am certain that he will thrive as department chair, and that the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will continue to grow under his leadership.”

An associate professor at Trine University, Greene has taught Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics classes to mostly sophomore- and junior-level engineering students. He has earned two McKetta teaching awards.

He has made several presentations at technical sessions and authored papers and reports on structural concrete. He is an active member of the Trine Laboratory Safety Committee and Committee of Department Representation.

Prior to coming to Trine, Greene spent seven years as part of the contract research staff at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, a facility that is part of the Federal Highway Administration. He earned his P.E. in Missouri and is an active member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He earned his Ph.D., MSCE and BSCE from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.