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Ethical Implication: Engineering as a Profession
Norma Jean Mattei, PhD, PE, currently is Interim Dean of Engineering at the University of New Orleans and Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She now serves as one of two civilian civil engineer Commissioners on the Mississippi River Commission (MRC), nominated by President Obama. She just completed her year as 2017 President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is currently serving as Past President on the society Board of Direction for ASCE. Locally she is still active on the Executive Committee of the ASCE New Orleans’ Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute. Norma Jean also has served in the past on several National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) committees and task forces, must recently serving as chair of the Board-level NCEES Education Committee and is an Emeritus Member of NCEES. She was named by the Governor of Louisiana to Louisiana’s licensing board for professional engineers, LAPELS, serving as Chairman of the LAPELS Board in 2011-12. Her research areas of interest include engineering ethics, public policy and leadership, diversity in engineering and engineering education, management of large watersheds, mitigation of repetitively flooded structures in southeast Louisiana, experimental testing of large parts, residual stress measurement using laser interferometry, and materials testing (fatigue, shear, etc.).
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