Scott R. Hamilton, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a civil engineering educator who served in Afghanistan and Korea over his more than 26 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been elected a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
While in the Army he led engineer units in both the U.S. and Germany as well as having assignments in Korea and Afghanistan. He also served on the faculty and as a group director in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. While there, he led a team of eight engineering professors and instructors in the No. 2-ranked civil engineering undergraduate program in the nation.
Today, Hamilton is director of graduate professional development in the Graduate School of Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He has received awards both locally and nationally from ASCE for teaching excellence, and is known for his expertise in ASCE student activities as a recognized successful faculty adviser. He also serves as a mentor and presenter at ASCE’s ExCEEd teaching workshops.
As the team chief (akin to managing director) of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan Support Team, Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan in Kabul from 2007 to 2008, Hamilton led a multinational team of academic and military specialists that built and developed a four-year military academy in Afghanistan. He was also a member of an engineering advisory board at Kabul University. His dedication to education also has led him to serve as a civil engineering program evaluator for ABET .
Hamilton received his B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also earned M.S. degrees in civil engineering and engineering management, as well as his Ph.D. in civil engineering, from Stanford University. He is a registered professional engineer in California.