John W. Norton, Jr., Ph.D.

Loving Husband - Proud Father - Engineer


After much thought I have composed the philosophy that drives both my teaching and my research:

"Engineering is the interface between imagination and reality." - John W. Norton, Jr.

This simple phrase captures my appreciation of both research and pedagogy. In research we must strive to expand the frontier of existing knowledge beyond the known by stepping away from the present; while engineering education must clearly teach the balance between a vision of what could be with the knowledge of what is.


Research Focus:

Civil Infrastructure Systems


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