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Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Gary Spring

Gary Spring

Professor and Chair
Civil Engineering
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

CREDENTIALS
Massachusetts, professional Engineer (Civil)
A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology, University of Lowell (1980)
B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1982)
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1984)
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1987)

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Dr. Spring has more than 30 years experience in academia and engineering practice.  He has taught a wide variety of courses in Civil Engineering at all levels, ranging from introductory freshman to advanced graduate courses.  Dr. Spring has given more than 30 presentations on a variety of safety related topics, expert systems, geographic information systems, systems implementation issues and evaluation methodologies and has published in excess of 30 papers and technical reports on a variety of related topics.  He has served as  principal investigator on a variety of research projects worth in excess of $1,000,000.  Dr. Spring is licensed to practice engineering in Massachusetts and has worked as a project engineer and project manager in a variety of areas, including, design, traffic engineering, construction, planning, research and development, environmental impact studies, policy and evaluation questions, and safety related feasibility studies.  He has served as a traffic engineering expert witness, has chaired national technical committees in his expertise areas, served on the organizing committees for international technical conferences, and currently serves on committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of Sciences' Transportation Research Board.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Construction Materials
  • Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering
  • Geometric Design of Highways
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Pavement Design
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Surveying
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Design
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Transportation Systems Analysis
  • Urban Transport Planning and Modeling

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  •  Integration of Science and Engineering Coursework for Non-STEM Majors-Development of a Multi-Disciplinary Course.
  • Development of a Wii-based Software for On-line Delivery of Civil Engineering Laboratories.
  • Assessment of 1960's style freeway interchanges using simulation software
  • Applications of advanced computing techniques to transportation problems
  • Highway operations and safety.

 For more information please click on GSS_Resume.pdf