Civil and environmental engineering professor to step up July 1

Harry (Tripp) Shenton III, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware, is the Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for the UD College of Engineering, effective July 1.

He succeeds Michael Vaughan, who is now the full-time Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion.

In this role, Shenton will lead key undergraduate areas such as enrollment management, advisement, recruitment, student development and support, K-12 Engineering, college event planning, educational assessment and evaluation, and global engineering activities.

Shenton joined the UD faculty in 1994 and served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2008 to 2017. He is also a UD alumnus, having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UD and his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Shenton’s areas of research focus include structural health monitoring and condition assessment of civil infrastructure, and innovative systems and materials for low-rise construction. He has received external funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Highway Administration, NIST, the Delaware Department of Transportation, the University of Delaware Research Foundation, and industry. In 1999 he received the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career award. Shenton is an affiliated member of the University’s Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering, Center for Composite Materials, and Delaware Center for Transportation.