FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marshall adds two new engineering faculty
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Weisberg Division of Engineering and Computer Science of the Marshall University College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) has added two new engineering faculty members.
The addition of Dr. Betsy Dulin and Dr. Andrew Nichols is part of the continuing expansion of the educational and research efforts of the college, especially the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (BSE) program, which was initiated during the fall of 2006.
“We have parallel efforts to build our faculty and facilities in order to create a first-class engineering program at Marshall University,” CITE Dean Tony Szwilski said. “The talents and experiences of these new additions to our faculty are an important step in this building process.”
Dulin has rejoined the faculty as an engineering professor. She is a civil engineer who has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an attorney who received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Washington and Lee University. She has extensive academic experience as well as having extensive practice as an environmental engineer and environmental attorney.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering courses, Dulin is serving as Research and Development Coordinator with the Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute (RTI).
“Having an individual with Dr. Dulin’s unique set of technical skills and experience will be a tremendous asset to RTI in fulfilling its mission to help improve and expand the transportation infrastructure of the region,” RTI Director Robert Plymale said.
Dulin is a licensed Professional Engineer, licensed to practice law in West Virginia and Ohio, and is a Registered Patent attorney.
Nichols came to Marshall from the University of South Carolina, where he had served on the civil engineering faculty since 2004. He grew up in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at West Virginia University.
Nichols received his Master of Science and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University, specializing in transportation engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate engineering courses, Nichols will be developing research initiatives in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in conjunction with the RTI.
“Dr. Nichols’ special expertise in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems will be instrumental in helping RTI expand its capabilities in this important area of transportation research,” Plymale said.