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The civil and environmental engineering faculty and staff are committed to providing a quality education for the department's undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty members have received numerous teaching and research awards including the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching and Applied Research Award, the Society of Women Engineers Most Supportive Professor Award, the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Cal Poly Distinguished Teaching Award (the University's highest teaching honor).
Our faculty team is comprised of tenured and tenure-track faculty, part-time lecturers, and graduate student teaching associates. All of the tenured and tenure-track faculty have doctorate degrees in civil or environmental engineering or closely related fields. An overwhelming majority of these faculty members are registered Professional Engineers in California. All of the faculty have some level of practical experience in government and/or industry. Our lecturers are typically practicing engineers and are valued for bringing their practical experience into the classroom.