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About Us

Civil Engineering

About Us


To Prospective Undergraduate Students


The Mission of the Civil Engineering Department

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York, inspired by a tradition of Access and Excellence, is to educate and prepare students to be leaders in the civil engineering profession as practicing engineers, researchers, or educators. The department will continue its tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds, including traditionally underrepresented minorities and women. The department also commits itself to maintaining a diverse faculty of scholastic excellence and dedication to the highest quality education.   


Additional Goals of the Civil Engineering Department

In addition to the Program Educational Objectives, the Civil Engineering Department has the following additional goals consistent with their broader mission and the mission of City College:     

  • To develop instructional and research collaborations with stakeholders such as local or federal agencies and firms.      
  • To conduct research of value in areas of local, national, and global importance.    
  • To serve the community and the civil engineering profession.     
  • To improve access to quality education for an increasingly diverse student body.      
  • To enhance the status of the civil engineering department as a leader in civil engineering.


Our Advisory Committee


  •  Dr. Roberto Ballarini

              James L. Record Professor and Chairman
              Department of Civil Engineering
              University of Minnesota

  •  Daniel Dicker, EngScD, P.E.

              Professor of Engineering Emeritus
             Stony Brook University
              President CCNY Alumni Association    

  •  John M. Dionisio, P.E.

              CEO and President

  •  Ira A. Levy, P.E. (Chair)

              Northeast Region Chief Executive

  •  Khaled M. Mahmoud, Ph.D., P.E.

              President of Bridge Technology Consulting
              Editor-in-chief, Journal of Bridge Structures

  •  Fotios Papamichael, P.E.

              Vice President/Regional Office Manager
              Gannett Fleming, Inc.

  •  Bruce E. Podwal, P.E.

              Senior Vice President
              Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Dr. Joseph M. Sussman

    J. R. East Professor,
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  •  Vincent Tirolo, P.E.

             Chief Engineer
             Skanska USA Civil NE, Inc.
             Representing "The Moles"

  • Emmanuel E. Velivasakis, P.E., F.ASCE

             Managing Principal
             Thornton Tomasetti