Neal E. Armstrong

Neal E. Armstrong, PH.D., P.E., DEE
Vice Provost for Institutional Accreditation and
Zarrow Centennial Professor in Engineering

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station #G1000
Austin, TX 78712-0538
Phone: 512.232.3305
Fax: 512.471.0577
Email: neal_armstrong@mail.utexas.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Engineering (Environmental Engineering), 1968, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Zoology, January 1965, The University of Texas, Austin
B.A. in Zoology, May 1962, The University of Texas, Austin


Professional Registration

State of Texas (No. 50473)


Teaching Experience

1979-Present Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
1971-1979 Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
1974 Lecturer, Department of Marine Studies, The University of Texas at Austin


Administrative Experience

The University of Texas at Austin
2004-Present Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Accreditation, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
1996-2003 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering
1989-1996 Associate Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering
1981-1982 Director, USEPA Water Quality Area Training Center
1980-1982 Director, USEPA Air Pollution Area Training Center
1980-1982 Director, Center for Research in Water Resources
1978-1983 Director, Environmental Health Engineering Laboratory
1973 Acting Chairman, Marine Studies Program, Division of General and Comparative Studies
1973 Acting Director, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
   
Engineering-Science, Inc.
1970-71 Manager, Research & Development, Engineering-Science, Inc., Washington, D.C.
1968-70 Assistant Office Manager, H.F. Ludwig & Assoc. (Engineering-Science, Inc.), New York, NY
1967-68 Research Engineer, Engineering-Science, Inc., San Francisco, CA


Recent Honors and Awards

2000-Present Zarrow Centennial Professor in Engineering
1994-2000 Gerard A. Rohlich Regents Professor in Civil Engineering
1993-1994 John A Focht Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Civil Engineering
1993-1994 Engineering Foundation Advisory Council Award (Haliburton Foundation Award)
1991-1992 Engineering Foundation Advisory Council Award (Haliburton Foundation Award)
1999-2002 Service Award, Water Enviornment Federation (Director-at-Large)
1993-1996 Service Award, Water Environment Federation (Chair, Specialty Conference Committee)
1985-1988 Service Award, Water Environment Federation (Chair, Ecology Committee)
1990-Present Who's Who in Science and Engineering
1980-Present Who's Who in America
2003-Present Who’s Who in American Education
1972-Present Present Who's Who in the Southwest


Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Environmental Engineers (Diplomat of Environmental Engineering, DEE)
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Engineering Education
Estuarine Research Federation
International Water Association
National Society for Professional Engineers
Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Water Environment Federation


Recent Consulting Experience (1995 – Present)

Espey Consultants, Inc., Austin, Texas. 2001-Present. Water quality modeling of reservoirs for Tarrant Regional Water District, Fort Worth, Texas.

Nampa Meridian Irrigation District, Boise, Idaho, 1999-Present. Provided analysis of nutrient yield from District irrigation area.

Pioneer Irrigation District, Boise, Idaho, 1999-2000. Provided analysis of nutrient yield from District irrigation area.

Ringert Clark Chartered Lawyers, Ltd., Boise, Idaho, 1996-1997. Provided analysis of rooted vegetation and its relation to nutrient concentrations in the middle Snake River.

Ringert Clark Chartered Lawyers, Ltd., Boise, Idaho, 1998-Present. Provided analysis of basis for nutrient, sediment, and bacterial TMDLs on the Lower Boise River and the Snake River - Hells Canyon TMDL, reviewed modeling document for Brownlee Reservoir on the Snake River.

South Florida Water Management District, 1995. Chaired an expert panel reviewing and making recommendations on phosphorus control strategies for Lake Okeechobee and its northern drainage basin and presented the results of the Panel's work to the District Governing Board.

Tarrant Regional Water District, Fort Worth, TX, 2002-Pres. Examine water quality problems in water supply reservoirs and develop recommendations for dealing with problems.

Texas International Education Consortium, Austin, TX, 1995-96, Led faculty team reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations for curriculum reform in the Civil Engineering BS program at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.


The University of Texas at Austin Committees

Department of Civil Engineering (1995 – Present)
Advisory Committee 1989-96 (Member)
Budget Council 1978 - Present (Member)

College of Engineering (1995 – Present)
Academic Support Committee, 1996-2003
Accreditation and Assessment Committee, 2002-2003

University (1995 – Present)
Budget Committee of the General Faculty 2001-Present (Member)
Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility 1999-2001 (Member)
Committee on Committees 1997-99 (Chair) 1999-2000 (Member)
Engineering Foundation Advisory Council 1996-Present (ex officio)
Faculty and Staff Training Advisory Committee (outgrowth of UT/Ford Total Quality Management Partnership) 1996-97 (Member)
Faculty Council, 1999-2002 (Member)
Faculty Council Executive Committee, 2001-2002 (Member)
Faculty Grievance Committee, 2000-2002 (Vice Chair and Member), 2002-Present (Chair)
Faculty Ombudsperson Selection Committee, 2002 (Member)
Rules Committee of the General Faculty, 1997-2000 (Member)
Staff Compensation Committee, 1998 (Member)
Tower Garden Memorial Design Selection Committee 2000-Present (Chair)
UT Cares Committee, 1996-99 (Member) 2000-Present (Chair)


Technical And Professional Society Assignments (1995 – Present)

Water Environment Federation, Specialty Conference Committee 1994-97 (Chair)
Water Environment Federation, Surface Water Quality and Ecology Symposium Committee, 1997-99 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Surface Water Quality and Ecology Symposium Committee, 1999-2001 (Chair)
Water Environment Federation, Standard Methods Committee 1982-2002 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Watersheds '96 Planning Committee, 1995-96 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Watersheds '96 Technical Program Subcommittee, 1995-96 (Chair)
Water Environment Federation, Watersheds '98 Planning Committee, 1997-98 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Watersheds '98 Technical Program Subcommittee, 1997-98 (Co-Chair)
Water Environment Federation, Watershed Management Committee, 1996-99 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Board of Directors, 1999-2002 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Board of Directors, Sunset Review Committee, 2000-2002 (Member)
Water Environment Federation, Board of Editorial Review for Journal of Water Environment Research, 1999-2003 (Member)


Other Technical Assignments (1995 – Present)

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Editorial Advisory Board (Member, 1995-Pres)
Florida Bay Technical Review Committee, 1995-99 (Member)
Houston Advanced Research Center, Foresight 2000, Science Panel (Member)
Lower Colorado River Authority, Travis County Water Council 1986-Present (Member)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of Houston, Houston Ship Channel Toxicity Study Oversight Committee, 1995-96 (Member)
U.S. National Parks Service and South Florida Water Management District, Florida Bay Oversight Panel 1994-99 (Member)


Refereed Archival Journal and Conference Proceedings (1995 – Present)

Woods, Sherry E., Neal E. Armstrong, and Kathy J. Schmidt. 2003. “We’re good, and we can be better!” Linking ABET EC2000 to Engineering Education Excellence. Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 22-25, 2003.

Stark, Carolyn, Neal E. Armstrong, Steven P. Nichols, Jamie Puryear, and Kathy Schmidt. 2002. Leveraging Lifelong Learning Programs in the Academic Curriculum. Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002

Nichols, Steven P. and Neal E. Armstrong. 2001. Engineering Entrepreneurship: Does Entrepreneurship Have a Role in Engineering Education? Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2001, Albuquerque, NM, Session 2354.


Other Journal Publications (1995 – Present)

Corradini, Michael L. and Jack R. Lohmann. 2003. “e-Technologies in Engineering Education”, Prepared by the Organizing Committee of the United Engineering Foundation Conference on e-Technologies in Engineering Education held in Davos, Switzerland, August 9-17, 2002, Published July 1, 2003. [view online PDF] [Download Adobe Reader


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Armstrong, Neal E. 2001. Editorial – Water Quality Modeling. Water Environment Research 73(2):131 (March/April).

Armstrong, Neal E. 1998. Editorial – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s nutrient strategy and good engineering and science. Water Environmental Research 70(7):1235 (Nov/Dec).

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1995. The Changing Environment Within Galveston Bay: On The Interface of Hydrosphere and Noosphere. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference, Estuarine Research Federation, Corpus Christi, Texas, November.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1995. Point Source Loading Characterization of Galveston Bay. In Proceedings of The Houston Ship Channel: An Environmental Success Story? Rifai, H.S. (ed.), May 18-19, Rice University, Energy and Environmental Systems Institute, Houston, TX, Publication EESI-01.


Books Edited

Armstrong, Neal E. and Akira Kudo (eds). 1983. Toxic Materials: Methods of Control. Proceedings, Tenth Water Resources Symposium, Center for Research in Water Resources Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin, May.

Armstrong, Neal E. and Kathy Cook (eds.). 1989. Toxicity Based Permits for NPDES Compliance and Laboratory Techniques, Proceedings of the Water Pollution Control Federation Specialty Conference, New Orleans, July, 1989.


Book Chapters Authored

Armstrong, Neal E. 1976. Estuarine Water Quality. In The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, E.M. Ziegler and J.R. Pfafflin (eds), Gordan and Breech, Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1980. Toxicity in Galveston Bay, Texas. In Introduction to Environmental Toxicity, J.J. Perry and F.E. Guthrie (eds), Elsevier North Holland, Inc., New York.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1982. Biological Cleanup of Hazardous Material Spills. In Hazardous Materials Spills Handbook, G.F. Bennett (ed), McGraw-Hill Book Co.


Technical Reports (1995 – Present)

Schmandt, Jurgen, Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, Mitchell Mathis, Neal Armstrong, Liliana Chapa-Aleman, Salvador Contreras-Balderas, Robert Edwards, Jared Hazelton, Jose de Jesus Navar-Chaidez, Enrique Vogel, and George Ward. 2000. Water and Sustainable Development in the Binational Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin. Final Report to EPA/NSF Water and Watersheds Grant Program (Grant No. R 824799-01-0), Houston Advanced Research Center, Center for Global Studies, The Woodlands, TX, March 31.

Armstrong, N.E. 1999. Water Quality Modeling in the Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo. Report submitted to the Houston Advanced Research Center and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, March.

Hinojos, C.M., G.H. Ward, Jr., and N.E. Armstrong. 1999. Wetlands Mitigation for Highway Impacts: A Nationwide Survey of State Practices. Report submitted to Texas Department of Transportation by the Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, Research Project 0-1740.

Ward, G.H. and N.E. Armstrong. 1998. Data Bases for Corpus Christi Bay. Prepared for the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Corpus Christi, Texas, by the Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, January.

Quenzer, A., D. Maidment, F. Hellweger, N. Eid, G. Ward, and N. Armstrong. 1998. Total Loads and Water Quality in the Corpus Christi Bay System. Report submitted to the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, CCBNEP 27.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1998. Review of Draft Lower Boise River Loading Analysis and Allocations, Idaho Division of Environmental Quality. Report to Ringert Clark Chartered Lawyers, Ltd., November.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1998. Review of Selection of a Total Suspended Sediment (TSS) Target Concentration for the Lower Boise River TMDL. Report to Ringert Clark Chartered Lawyers, Ltd., Boise, Idaho, September 23.

Armstrong, N.E. and G.H. Ward, Jr. 1997. Analysis of Point Source Discharges (Including Oil Field Brine Discharges) in the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area. Presented to the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Corpus Christi, TX by the Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, July.

Boesch, Donald F., Neal E. Armstrong, James E. Cloern, Linda A. Deegan, Ronald D. Perkins, and Susan L. Williams. 1996. Report of the Florida Bay Science Review Panel on Florida Bay Science Conference: A Report by Principal Investigators, December 10-12, 1996, Key Largo, Florida. In preparation.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1996. Ambient Water, Sediment, and Tissue Quality of Corpus Christi Bay Study Area: Present Status and Historical Trends, Summary Report. Draft report submitted to the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Corpus Christi, Texas, November.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1996. Ambient Water, Sediment, and Tissue Quality of Corpus Christi Bay Study Area: Present Status and Historical Trends, Project Final Report. Draft report submitted to the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Corpus Christi, Texas, August.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1996. Ambient Water, Sediment, and Tissue Quality of Corpus Christi Bay Study Area: Present Status and Historical Trends, Summary Report. Draft report submitted to the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Corpus Christi, Texas, November.

Armstrong, Neal E., Dominic Di Toro, Donald Hansen, Harry Jenter, Ian P. King, Steven C. McCutcheon, Donald C. Raney, and Richard Signell. 1996. Report of the Florida Bay Model Review Panel on the Florida Bay Modeling Workshop, April 17-18, 1996. Submitted to the Program Management Committee, Florida Bay Research Program, National Park Service, Everglades National Park, September 26.

Benaman, Jennifer, Neal E. Armstrong, and David R. Maidment. 1996. Modeling of Dissolved Oxygen in the Houston Ship Channel using WASP5 and Geographic Information Systems. Center for Research in Water Resources, Electronic Report 96-2, University of Texas at Austin, August.

Armstrong, Neal E., G. Dennis Cooke, Larry F. Huggins, Frank J. Humenick, Leonard A. Shabman, Robert C. Ward, and Richard E. Wedepohl. 1995. Review Panel on Phosphorus Control in the Lake Okeechobee Basin. Report submitted to the South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL, October 11.

Boesch, Donald F., Neal E. Armstrong, James E. Cloern, Linda A. Deegan, Ronald D. Perkins, and Susan L. Williams. 1995. Report of the Florida Bay Science Review Panel on Florida Bay Science Conference: A Report by Principal Investigators, October 17 & 18, 1995. Submitted to the Program Management Committee, Florida Bay Research Program, November 9.


Invited Papers and Lectures (1995 – Present)

Armstrong, Neal E. 2003. “Use of Industrial Advisory Boards in ABET Accreditation”, Proceedings of the Best Assessment Practices V Symposium, April 24-27, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.

Armstrong, Neal E. 2002. “What Else Comes From Georgia?”, Presentation to the 202 Urban Policy Conference, November 21, 2002, Austin, TX.

Schmidt, Kathy J., Armstrong, Neal E., and Sherry E. Woods. 2002. ABET EC2000 and Learner-Centered Education. Presented at the 2nd ABET National Conference on Outcomes Assessment for Program Improvement, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31-November 1, 2002.

Stark, Carolyn, Neal E. Armstrong, Steven P. Nichols, Jamie Puryear, and Kathy Schmidt. 2002. Leveraging Lifelong Learning Programs in the Academic Curriculum. Presented at the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002

Armstrong, Neal E. 2002. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics of Dissolved Oxygen. Presented at the Environmental Forum on TMDLs in Texas, Center for Research in Water Resources, Austin, TX, February 8.

Armstrong, Neal E. 2002. Water Quality Management through TMDLs. Presentation to Learning and Mature People, Thompson Conference Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, January 24.

Armstrong, Neal E. 2002. Water Quality Management through TMDLs. Presentation at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Forum, Terre Haute, IN, January 17.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1999. Faculty Training Program in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented at the Associate Deans Workshop, American Society for Engineering Education, Charlotte, NC, June 20.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1999. Wetlands Mitigation Strategies for TxDOT (Project 0-1740), Presentation to the Texas Department of Transportation Research Management Committee, San Antonio, TX, June 7.

Armstrong, Neal E. and George H. Ward. 1998. Point Source Loading of Pollutants into Corpus Christi Bay. Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Bay Summit Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 20-22.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1998. Ambient Water, Sediment, and Tissue Quality of Corpus Christi Bay Study Area: Present Status and Historical Trends. Presented at the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Bay Summit Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 20-22.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1997. Water and Sediment Quality in the Corpus Christi Bay System. The Bay Summit: A Report on the State of the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries. Sponsored by Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Corpus Christi, September 9.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1997. Alterations in the Water Quality of Galveston Bay on a Time Scale of Decades. Third State of the Bay Conference, Houston, TX, January 10.

Armstrong, Neal E. and George H. Ward. 1996. Point Source Loading of Pollutants into Corpus Christi Bay. Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Bay Summit Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, September 9.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1996. Ambient Water, Sediment, and Tissue Quality of Corpus Christi Bay Study Area: Present Status and Historical Trends. Presented at the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Bay Summit Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, September 9.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1995. The Changing Environment Within Galveston Bay: On The Interface of Hydrosphere and Nooshere. Presented at the 13th International Conference, Estuarine Research Federation, Corpus Christi, Texas, November.

Armstrong, Neal E. 1995. Point Source Loading Characterization of Galveston Bay. Presented at The Houston Ship Channel: An Environmental Success Story? Rice University, Energy and Environmental Systems Institute, Houston, TX, May 18-19.

Ward, George H. and Neal E. Armstrong. 1995. The Changing Environment Within Galveston Bay. Presented at the Third Gulf of Mexico Symposium, Corpus Christi, Texas, March 29- April 1.


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