Ralph Alan Dusseau, Ph.D., P.E.

DRBA Professor & Founding Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering, Rowan Hall

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, New Jersey 08062-1701

(856) 256-5322 / Fax: (856) 256-5242

email: dusseau@rowan.edu

Ralph Alan Dusseau is the DRBA Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University.  He received his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University. Dr. Dusseauís masters thesis and doctoral dissertation both involved finite- element analysis of steel arch bridges.  He spent 10 years as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University.    

Dr. Dusseau has received 9 awards for excellence in teaching, 6 awards for outstanding service, and 8 biographical citations, and he has published several educational papers.  He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Michigan and is a member of five professional organizations and four honor societies: ASCE, ASEE, NSPE, EERI, USNI, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and Sigma Xi.  Dr. Dusseau has served as the principal investigator for the following research projects:  1) finite-element modeling and analysis of pipeline suspension bridges; 2) database development, field ambient vibration analysis, and finite-element modeling and analysis of bridges in the Pacific Northwest; 3) database development and field ambient vibration analysis of bridges in the Central United States; 4) finite-element modeling and analysis, and laboratory testing of medium-duty transit buses; 5) photographic survey and field ambient vibration analysis of the Delaware Memorial Bridge; and 6) field ambient vibration analysis, finite-element modeling, and earthquake analysis of the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Ben Franklin Bridges as part of the DRPA Project.

Dr. Dusseau has been married to Ann Marie Dusseau since 1977 and is the proud father of Robert Anthony Dusseau (age 23) and Edward Maurice Dusseau (age 20). The photograph below was taken in 1989 at Mt. Rainier National Park.

 

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