About Lyle Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental engineers design the world in which society operates. By its very nature, the profession is fundamentally service-oriented so that the world functions safely and efficiently. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Lyle embodies this notion in its mission to advance learning and discovery in service to humanity.

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Department Chair: Dr. Kathleen Smits, ksmits@mail.smu.edu

For more information about CEE graduate programs, contact the graduate program director Dr. Khaled Abdelghany at khaled@lyle.smu.edu

For information about CEE undergraduate programs, contact undergraduate program director Dr. John Easton at easton@lyle.smu.edu

If you are interested in a departmental visit, contact the department coordinator Diane Pearson at pearsondm@mail.smu.edu

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Did you know?

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is housed in the J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering Building, named after SMU CEE alumnus J. Lindsay Embrey Jr. Embrey was an investor in the Dallas Chaparrals and Dallas Mavericks basketball franchises and the chairman of Embrey Enterprises Inc. and First Continental Inc.