Galloway Wins ASCE Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerald E. Galloway, a Clark School Glenn L. Martin Institute professor of civil and environmental engineering and affiliate professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, is being recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with the organization's 2008 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ASCE award recognizes how Galloway's lifetime achievements and contributions have greatly enhanced the health, safety and economy of our nation and the world. He will be presented with the honor on April 30, 2008.

According to ASCE, Galloway has spent his professional career analyzing the forces that shape and develop national policy related to water resources issues with an array of service and leadership in the private and public sectors, academia and professional organizations.

"Throughout his career, Gerry Galloway has been dedicated to our profession and the nation, and is recognized as a leader in engineering policy and education," said ASCE President David G. Mongan, P.E., F.ASCE and Clark School alumnus. "He is an asset to the profession, and through his work on national policy, he has made a profound impact throughout the nation."

Galloway, who served 38 years in the Army before retiring as a brigadier general, is a visiting scholar at the U.S. Army Institute for Water Resources and a consultant on water resources issues to several states and the federal government.

Galloway has served as a consultant to numerous national and international organizations on a variety of water resources engineering and management issues and in 2007, served as president of the American Water Resources Association. In addition, he was a presidential appointee to both the Mississippi River Commission and the American Heritage Committee, and helped the White House study of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993. Galloway is a former dean of the faculty and academic programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and dean of the Academic Board of the United States Military Academy, where he was also professor of geography and the first head of the department of geography and environmental engineering.

ASCE first awarded the OPAL Awards in 2000 to recognize the lifetime achievement of civil engineers whose contributions have greatly enhanced the health, safety and economy of our nation and the world. In only its ninth year, the OPAL Lifetime Achievement Awards have become the preeminent awards program for civil engineers and the principal mechanism for bringing worldwide attention to the contributions and accomplishments of the civil engineering community.

Clark School alumnus and benefactor A. James Clark was presented with the same award in 2006.

Published February 22, 2008