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Goodings, Deborah J.

Goodings, Deborah J.

Professor Emeritus
Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1979
  • B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 1975



  • Extreme geotechnics engineering and public policy
  • International development engineering
  • Eeinforced soil and river scour
  • Transport of contaminants in soil
  • Soil grouting
  • Embankment dam stability
  • Soil strength characterization

Measuring Snow From Space

 UMD's Bart Forman and NASA colleagues are developing a new simulation tool that can determine the best method.

Professor: Snow melt drives not only spring flooding, but summer droughts

"In many respects, the hydrologic cycle is accelerating," notes UMD's Barton Forman.

Snow Is More Complicated Than You Think

CEE researchers use satellite data to improve global snow-water equivalent estimates.

Engineers Without Borders Returns to Peru

EWB to focus on engineering solutions to Peru town's traffic challenges.

Forman Awarded NASA New Investigator Award for Global Snow Research

CEE Assistant Professor Barton Forman was named a recipient of a NASA New Investigator award for his research developing methods to quantify global snow.

Lovell Named Engineers Without Borders Advisor

Civil engineering, ISR professor to lead highly-regarded chapter of student service group.

Alum's Gift Honors Inspirational Professor

Charles E. Waggner '54 establishes Goodings Professorship, advances Great Expectations Campaign.

UM Students Build Natural System to Reduce Anacostia Pollution and Flooding

Bio-Retention Facility is Result of University-Community Partnership

Dr. Goodings to Lecture at Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy Conference

She will lecture on the proactive role engineers must take in public policy associated with climate change effects.

CEE's Dr. Deborah Goodings to Speak at GA Tech

Dr. Deborah Goodings is set to speak at GA Tech about ethics and engineering.

CEE's Dr. Goodings And Dr. Lovell Selected To Join Keystone

Keystone instructors make a commitment to the improvement of education in fundamental engineering courses.

Scholl Family Supports Engineers Without Borders

$25K gift enables project in Africa, aids Great Expectations campaign.

Engineers Without Borders Installs Solar Systems in Burkina Faso

Sustainable power sources help illuminate community in developing African country.

Dr. Deborah Goodings Wins The "Outstanding Advisor For A Student Organization" Award

She has been recognized for her successes in leading the University's chapter of Engineers Without Borders

CEE's Dr. Goodings Joins Visiting Committee At The University of Delaware

The Department has close to 350 undergraduates and over 150 graduate students

Looking Ahead to Maryland 2050: Living in Our Environment

The goal of the workshop was the fostering of interdisciplinary and long range thinking about environment-related issues that Maryland is likely to undergo over the next four decades

Dr. Deborah Goodings to be one of the judges in World Bank competition

Dr. Deborah Goodings to be a member of the jury for a World Bank competition called, "Innovations in Water, Sanitation, and Energy Services for Poor People."

Dr. Deborah Goodings Honored With Clark School's "Outstanding Service" Award

Dr. Deborah Goodings was honored with the Clark School Outstanding Service award