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Mattei, Norma Jean



Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Region 5 Director









  • Norma Jean received a BS Degree in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 1994, both from Tulane University.

Work Experience 

  • Dr. Mattei is employed by the University of New Orleans Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering as an Associate Professor. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Mattei worked for over 10 years for various New Orleans area consulting firms as a project engineer. Those firms include: Guillot-Vogt Associates Inc., Linder & Associates, and Modjeski & Masters Bridge Engineers.

ASCE Involvement 

  • Transition Governor, 2006: Region 5 Board
  • Louisiana Section Board: Past-President, 2005; President, 2004; President-elect, 2003; Secretary/Treasurer, 2002; Director, 2001
  • Delegate, 2004: District 14 Council
  • Chair, Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference and Show, 2000, New Orleans, LA
  • New Orleans Branch Board: President, 2000; President-elect, 1999; Vice-President, 1998; Treasurer, 1997; Director, 1995/6  
  • Chair, 1999-2000: NO Branch SEI/Structures Committee Executive Board (Board member since 1996)
  • Chair, Outreach Committee: New Orleans Branch Board (Chair for past seven years)

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • Board member: LAPELS (LA engineering licensing board)
  • Vice Chair: SEM Residual Stress Technical Committee
  • Member: ACI Conference Planning Committee
  • Advisory Board: Tau Beta Pi Epsilon Chapter
  • Leader: Junior Girl Scout Troop #906