Phillips Elected to the Grade of Distinguished Member

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April 1, 2014

Phillips, Monte 2nd choiceMonte L. Phillips, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, is honored by ASCE for his contributions as an outstanding educator, long-term leader in the engineering profession, pioneer in the creation and passage of the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Model Law for additional education as a prerequisite for licensure, and proponent of ethical practice. Emeritus professor at the University of North Dakota, Phillips has achieved eminence through his long-term work to promote and advance the engineering profession throughout the U.S,. and has been a leader across the 4 key national engineering organizations – ASCE, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, and ABET – which are critical to the success of the initiative to reform the educational and experiential requirements for licensure as a professional engineer. Throughout his academic career Phillips has educated and mentored students as future geotechnical and forensic engineers, the vast majority of whom are working as professional engineers today. However, Phillips’ leadership within the Society has been crucial to the success ASCE has achieved on its professional and educational initiatives. His commitment to engineering education and to the civil engineering profession is evidenced by his stellar work on ASCE’s committees dealing with the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century and the Raise the Bar initiative. A past two-term president of ASCE’s North Dakota Section and past president of NSPE, he presently serves as president of ABET. For his dedication to the profession, Phillips has earned numerous awards, including ASCE’s William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer award, the North Dakota Society’s Elwyn F. Chandler Award, the North Dakota National Leadership Award of Excellence, and the NCEES

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