Cleveland State University Engineering Professor Stephen Duffy has won the 2011 Technical Educator Award by the Cleveland Technical Societies Council (CTSC). Now in its 65th year, the Technical Educator Award is bestowed upon an educator in Northeast Ohio who makes a substantial contribution to technical education methods and has uniquely inspired students to pursue technical careers.
"Dr. Duffy has been a staple to the American Society of Civil Engineer's Cleveland Section (ASCE) for at least 12 years," said Brian Meluch, president of the Cleveland Section of the ASCE. "He has been a leader and advisor to many of the past ASCE Section officers, Board members and students members throughout the years. It was an easy decision to nominate Dr. Duffy, and it is a well-deserved honor for all of the years of hard work and dedication that he has provided for the education community."
CTSC is a consortium of professional, technical, scientific, engineering and educational societies in Northeast Ohio. The organization coordinates efforts, shares information, promotes programs, sponsors educational endeavors and recognizes outstanding professionals.
Dr. Duffy has 27 years experience as a civil engineer with an international reputation for designing components fabricated from ceramic materials. His primary fields of practice are geotechnical engineering, site engineering and various types of structural engineering design.
He has edited one book and authored and co-authored eight book chapters. He has authored and co-authored 20 peer reviewed journal articles. He has had 19 successfully funded research grants that have totaled $1.2 million.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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