Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chris Gwaltney, Professor of Practice and Chair
Dr. Todd Lynn, Associate Professor
Dr. Mark McDonald, Professor of Practice
David Davidson, Professor of Practice
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is responsible for the curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in civil engineering.
Building. It’s what civil engineers do. Skyscrapers, bridges, roads, fresh water systems, wastewater treatment plants. Civil engineers have designed and built the structures on which society relies from Biblical times until today. As the disciples passed the temple in Jerusalem, one of them said to Jesus, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” (Mark 13:1). Then as now, magnificent buildings were designed and massive stones were positioned by civil engineers.
Graduates of Lipscomb’s civil engineering program will be ready for a wide spectrum of civil engineering job opportunities or for further study in graduate school. Students will be introduced to several civil engineering subdisciplines (e.g. structures, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, transportation, construction, hydrology and hydraulics) and will choose four of these areas to explore in depth. Even more importantly, civil engineering students will “learn how to learn” and be well prepared for the life-long learning that will sustain them through a professional career filled with technological advancement.
Distinctives of the Civil Engineering Department
- National leader in design and construction projects to help others in developing nations
- Engineering internships or part time work during the school year in major engineering design and consulting practices in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area