GEOSTRATA, 2015, May/June, 14-15
The University of Virginia has announced that Craig H. Benson, PhD, PE, D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE, has been selected as the 13th dean of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Benson’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is the second-largest of U.Va’s 11 schools, with 2,688 undergraduate students, 585 graduate students, and 141 faculty members. The school offers 10 undergraduate degrees and 10 graduate degrees.
Dr. Benson is coming from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he chairs the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Geological Engineering, co-directs the Office of Sustainability, and directs sustainability research and education. Benson is also an affiliate professor at the University’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Dr. Benson served as the president of the G-I Board of Governors in 2012-13 and as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in 2004-2006.