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Nelson, Pricilla Provost

Priscilla Provost Nelson

Nelson, Priscilla 

 Education  

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Cornell University    
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma 
  • M.A., Geology, Indiana University 
  • B.A., Geological Sciences, University of Rochester 

Work Experience 

  • Special Advisor for International Programs, New Jersey Institute of Technology 
  • Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs, New Jersey Institute of Technology 
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology 
  • Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation 
  • Senior Advisor, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation 
  • Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems, National Science Foundation 
  • Director, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, National Science Foundation 
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. Texas, Austin 
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. Texas, Austin 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. Texas, Austin 

ASCE Involvement  

  • 2006, Honorary Member  
  • 2007, Distinguished Member 
  • 2000, Board of Governors, The Geo-Institute 
  • 1995-2000, President, The Geo-Institute  

Other Volunteer Activities  

  • 2010-present, NAE Committee on Underground Geoengineering for Sustainable Development 
  • 2008, Elected Fellow, American Rock Mechanics Association 
  • 2007-2009, Chair, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Division on Engineering 
  • 2006-2008, Executive Committee, Council on Academic Affairs, NASULGC 
  • 2007, Inducted into Tau Beta Pi as an Eminent Engineer 
  • 2004, Inducted into the Order of the Engineer, ASCE 
  • 2002, Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 
  • 1999, Appointed to the Senior Executive Service, NSF, U. S. Government 

Awards 

  • 2011, Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research, ASCE
  • 2008, Kenneth Andrew Roe Award, American Association of Engineering Societies 
  • 2008, Honoree, Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Salute to the Policy Makers
  • 2005, NEES Community Visionary Award, (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) 
  • 2004, Richard Owens Distinguished Alumni Award, Indiana University 
  • 1999, Director's Award for Superior Accomplishment, National Science Foundation