J.P. Mohsen named president of ASEE
Speed School professor J.P. Mohsen has been named President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Mohsen is Professor and Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville where he has taught since 1981. He also taught engineering technology courses at Purdue Statewide Technology Program (1996-99). He holds a Ph.D in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He began his affiliation with ASEE in 1986 when he attended his first ASEE annual conference in Cincinnati. Since then, he has attended every ASEE Southeast Section meeting, as well as many other ASEE and Frontiers in Education national meetings, while serving in various capacities at both the national and section levels.
He is currently serving as President of ASEE and served as President-Elect (2008-2009). He previously served as Vice President for Member Affairs (2006-2008) and a two-year term on the board of directors as PIC I chair (2004-06) and Vice President of PICs (2005-06). Previously, he served as Zone II chair (2002-04) and as the ASEE national campus representative (1994-2000). He has been active in ASEE’s Civil Engineering Division director (1996-99) and Division Chair (2000-2001). He also served as the ASEE liaison with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Educational Activities Committee (EdAC).
Mohsen is currently the ASEE campus representative (CR) for the University of Louisville, and he served as the Southeast section coordinator for campus representatives (1998-2001). He received the Outstanding Section Campus Representative Award (1996) and was recognized as the campus representative who recruited the most new ASEE members in the Southeast Section (2000).
Mohsen served the ASEE Southeast Section as president (1993—94) and as editor of the conference proceedings (1992-97). He also served as vice president and instructional unit chair (1989-90) and Technical Program chair of the annual meeting (1991). He was the first recipient of the prestigious Tony Tilmans Service Award for outstanding service to the section (2002). In addition to his contributions at the national and the Southeast Section meetings, he has published and presented papers at other ASEE section meetings.
In his role as the national campus representative, he instituted technical paper and panel sessions at national meetings for campus representatives, served as the CR program chair (1995-98) and hosted and moderated the CR awards presentations at the national meetings (1994-2000). Mohsen was named Engineer of the Year in Education by the Kentucky Section of ASCE (1999) and was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award (1999 and 2009) and Distinguished Teaching Professor Award (2003).