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Faculty & Staff - Dana N. Humphrey

Professor and Dean, College of Engineering

Phone: (207)-581-2219
201 AMC Building
Dean of Engineering
Ph.D. – 1986
Civil Engineering/Purdue University

From the 2007 academic year, Dr. Humphrey is Dean of the College of Engineering.  Professor Humphrey teaches courses in ground improvement techniques, thermal soil mechanics, foundation engineering, and advanced soil mechanics. His research in using tire chips as lightweight fill, retaining wall backfill, and thermal insulation has received national attention. His other research interests include: geotechnics of waste disposal , behavior of the surface clay crust, and reinforced embankments. He was the recipient of the 1994 University of Maine’s Distinguished Professor Award.  In 1997, Humphrey was awarded the Governor’s Special Teamwork Award by Maine Governor Angus King.  Dana received the 1998 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award.  Dr. Humphrey is Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and has been with the University of Maine since 1986.


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Civil and Environmental Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: 207-581-2171 | Fax: 207-581-3888
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469