Dean’s Office

A Message from the Dean

As Dean of the School of Engineering, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Manhattan College.

Tim Ward

Manhattan College is one of the best small-college engineering schools in the nation.  It is the mission of the School of Engineering to prepare you for a productive and rewarding career in engineering or a related profession. Students come to us with very diverse religious, social, economic and ethnic backgrounds, but they all have a common desire to strive for and achieve success in all areas of their professional and personal lives. 

Our college experience is more than engineering classes. The school creates an environment in which this desire can be fulfilled through traditional and non-traditional classroom education, close interaction with our student-centered faculty, a fantastic college-industry mentoring program, strong and supportive relationships with our vast and dedicated alumni, excellent connections with the engineering community in the New York region, the excitement of living in the “World’s City,” and a tradition dating back to 1892. But it is the interaction of all of you — our students — with the faculty, staff and administrators in this environment that makes Manhattan College great.

At Manhattan College, engineering is viewed as a service-to-humanity profession. We believe that we should be giving back to humanity and the Earth more than we are receiving. As a Manhattan engineer, you will be a part of a larger community on campus, in the school, and in the broader engineering profession of New York City and the world.

Visit us at Manhattan College and experience the excitement and the opportunities that New York City and the School of Engineering can provide. 

—Tim J. Ward, Ph.D., P.E.

About the Dean

Tim J. Ward is dean of the School of Engineering and professor of civil engineering. In his position as dean, he is responsible for leadership, management and oversight in education, research and service in the school. As the chief academic officer for the School of Engineering, he represents the school at Manhattan College and to the school’s various external stakeholders.

Before joining Manhattan College, Dean Ward retired from the University of New Mexico (UNM) as an emeritus professor of civil engineering. At UNM, Dr. Ward served eight years as chair of the civil engineering department and three years as assistant vice president for research. Dean Ward received B.S. and M.S. degrees in geological engineering from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno, with emphasis in surface water hydrology. His Ph.D. in civil engineering is from Colorado State University, with emphases in hydrology, hydraulics and geotechnical engineering.

Dr. Ward is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering, a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Mexico, and a founding member of ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute. He is also a member and three-time chair of the ASCE Watershed Management Technical Committee, an associate editor and member of the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, a member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Dean Ward has expertise in the broad area of surface water hydrology with specific activities in modeling of hydrologic and hydraulic systems, field experimentation, erosion and sediment transport studies, water quality, and watershed management. He has conducted work in most of the western United States and the countries of England, Germany, Brazil, Honduras, Kazakhstan and India. Dean Ward has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 50 funded research projects and has conducted or participated in over 35 consulting jobs. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers, reports and presentations. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska, a visiting professor and scholar at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and is an honorary professor at the L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.

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