Congratulations to CEE professors Neda Masoud and Carol Menassa. The UM Board of Regents approved Masoud’s promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure, and Menassa’s promotion to Professor with Tenure at last week’s meeting. Their appointments will become effective on September 1, 2022.
Prof. Masoud, who is currently an Assistant Professor, has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, an MS in Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California Irvine. Her research interests are centered around applications of operations research in transportation, with a focus on surface transportation.
Prof. Menassa, who currently is an Associate Professor and John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar, has BS and MS degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut, an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on understanding and modeling the interconnections between the human and the built environment.
MacVean earned her BSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering and her MSE in Civil Engineering, Hydraulics and Hydrology, from the University of Michigan, and her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. About MacVean, the Executive Committee of the College of Engineering noted: “The Executive Committee was most impressed by your demonstrated commitment to teaching a significant number of courses for CEE, all with excellent evaluations, especially when taught multiple times, showing investment in continuous improvement.”
Bernardini earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Perugia, Italy, and her PhD in Civil Engineering, focusing on Structural Engineering and Innovative Materials from the University of Perugia, Italy. About Bernardini, they wrote: “The Executive Committee was most impressed by your demonstrated commitment to teaching. It is apparent that you are a highly organized instructor that commands both respect and admiration of your students.”
Both Lecturer IV positions will be given a three-year appointment, with the next major review taking place during the 2024-2025 academic year.