Emeritus Faculty

Faculty members who have completed ten (10) years or more of full-time or part-time service as faculty of Colorado State University shall be eligible at the time of their retirement from Colorado State University for an emeritus/emerita title equivalent to their highest faculty rank (e.g., emeritus associate professor). Faculty members who have held administrative positions (including department heads) for five (5) years or more shall be eligible for the emeritus/emerita title for these administrative positions (e.g., emerita associate dean).

An eligible member of the faculty may request emeritus/emerita status from the department at the same time of retirement from the University. The department head and the dean of the college shall forward the request to the Provost.The final decision on granting emeritus/emerita status will be made by the Board.

Latest News

Dr. Salas and Dr. J. Obeysekara receive the 2016 STAHY Award

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences has awarded Dr. Jose D. Salas, Professor Emeritus, and former CSU graduate student Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera with the 2016 STAHY Award.

The STAHY-IAHS award selection is based on the evaluation of the 20 papers having the highest number of citations (excluding self-citations) during a period of 3 years. For the Salas-Obeysekera award the evaluation period was the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Over almost four decades, Professor Salas and his graduate students and collaborators have made significant contributions in diverse areas of Hydrology and Water Resources.

Congratulations Pepe and Jayantha!

Dr. Salas receives 2015 Norman Medal

Dr. Jose Salas

Dr. Jose Salas has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Awards Committee to receive the 2015 Norman Medal for the paper, "Revisiting the Concepts of Return Period and Risk for Nonstationary Hydrologic Extreme Events" published in the March 2014 issue of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.

Congratulations Jose!


Dr. Jose Salas

Dr. Salas' paper has been published in the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

The editor of ASCE-EWRI's Journal of Hydrologic Engineering has selected Dr. Jose Salas' paper "Revisiting the Concepts of Return Period and Risk for Nonstationary Hydrologic Extreme Events" for the 2015 Best Paper.

He will be presented with this award during the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2015 in Austin, Texas, during the Watershed Council Luncheon and Awards.

In Memoriam

Professor Maurice Albertson

Professor Maurice Albertson

Maurice Albertson, a civil engineering emeritus professor who played a critical role in the creation of the Peace Corps, died on Jan. 11, 2009, at age 90.
For more information about Maury Albertson's incredible life and accomplishments, click here.

A Memorial Poem by Della Laura

Professor Jack Cermak

Professor Jack Cermak

Jack Cermak, Professor, was recognized around the world as the father of wind engineering. In 1959, he founded the Fluid Dynamics and Diffusion Laboratory at Colorado State. This revolutionary laboratory is filled with models and wind tunnels that are used to study the effect of wind on manmade and geological structures. As a world-renowned wind engineer, Cermak, together with his colleagues and graduate students, helped to solve thousands of wind engineering dilemmas.

Cermak’s groundbreaking research led to his election into the National Academy of Engineering. In addition to his research, Cermak developed the engineering science major, an interdepartmental undergraduate program that he chaired from 1962-1973.  Cermak was also one of the founders of the Colorado State University Research Foundation.

Abt, Steven R. , B.S., Colorado State University, M.S. Colorado State University, Ph.D. Colorado State University. Major General United States Army Accessions Command, Professional Engineer, Emeritus College of Engineering Dean and Professor.

Baldwin, Lionel V., B.S., University of Notre Dame; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Professional Engineer. Emeritus College of Engineering Dean and Professor.

Chamberlain, A. Ray, B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. Professional Engineer. Emeritus President of Colorado State University and Professor. You may contact Dr. Chamberlain at 4200 Westshore Way, Fort Collins, CO 80525; Cell: 970-218-2622; Email: archamberlain@msn.com.

Charlie, A. Wayne, B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Emeritus Professor. Phone: 970-491-5048; Email: wcharlie@engr.colostate.edu.

Clyma, Wayne, B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona. Emeritus Professor.

Corey, Arthur T., B.S., University of Maryland; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Emeritus Professor. Email: artcorey@lamar.colostate.edu.

Criswell, Marvin E., B.S., University of Nebraska; M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Emeritus Professor. Email: mcriswel@engr.colostate.edu.

Durnford, Deanna, B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. Emeritus Professor. Email: durnford@engr.colostate.edu.

Evans, Norman A., B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. Emeritus Professor. Home phone: 970-484-2388.

Fontane, Darrell G, Ph.D., Colorado State University; M.S., Georgia Insititute of Technology; B.S., Louisiana State University. Emeritus Professor.

Gessler, Johannes, Diploma (B.S.), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland; Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland. Emeritus Professor and College of Engineering Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Email: gessler@engr.colostate.edu.

Goodman, James R., B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professional Engineer. Emeritus Professor.

Gutkowski, Richard, B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; M.S, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Emeritus Professor. Email: gutkowsk@engr.colostate.edu.

Hayman, Robert, Emeritus Professor.

Hendricks, David W., B.S., University of California; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Emeritus Professor. Please contact him at 8250 West 81st Drive, Arvada, CO 80005, Home Phone: 303 424-0802, Email: dwhbb@comcast.net

Karaki, Susumu, B.S., Utah State University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Stanford University. Emeritus Professor.

Loftis, Jim, B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. Emeritus Professor.

Meroney, Robert N., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., University of California. Emeritus Professor. If you have questions, regarding Dr. Meroney's work in fluid mechanics and wind engineering, please contact him at 6218 Eagle Ridge Court, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Home Phone: 970 482-9252, Email: Robert.Meroney@colostate.edu.

Morel-Seytoux, Hubert J., Baccalaureat, Ecole Sainte-Geneivieve; Diplome d'Engenieur, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees; Ph.D., Stanford University. Emeritus Professor.If you have questions, regarding Dr. Morel-Seytoux's work in Hydrology, please contact him at 57 Selby Lane, Atherton, CA 94027-3926, Tel & fax: 650-365 4080, Email: hydroprose@batnet.com

Nelson, John D., B.S., M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology. Emeritus Professor. You may contact Dr. Nelson at 51361 Weld County Rd 17, Wellington, CO, 80549. Home phone: 970-897-2444, Work phone: 970-897-2444, Email: john@jdncos.com.

Oad, Ramchand. B.E. N.E.D. Engineering College, M.S. Asian Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Cornell University. Emeritus Professor. Professional Engineer. Email: Ramchand.Oad@Colostate.edu.

Peterka, Jon A., B.S. and M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Brown University. Professional Engineer. Emeritus Professor.

Podmore, Terence, B.S., National College of Agricultural Engineering; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Purdue University. Emeritus Professor. Email: Terry.Podmore@ColoState.edu.

Richardson, Everett V., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Colorado State University. Professional Engineer. Emeritus Professor.

Roesner, Larry A., Ph.D., University of Washington; M.S., Colorado State University; B.S., Valparaiso. Emeritus Professor. Email: Larry.Roesner@Colostate.edu

Ruff, James F., B.S. and M.S., Colorado State University, and Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Emeritus Professor.

Salas, Jose D., B.S. and C.E. 1965, National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru - Civil Engineering -Hydraulic Engineering; M.S. 1967, Colorado State University - Hydraulics; Ph.D. 1972, Colorado State University - Hydrology and Water Resources. Emeritus Professor. Phone: (561) 405-6545; Email: jsalas@engr.colostate.edu

Sandborn, Virgil A., B.S., The University of Kansas; M.S., University of Michigan. Emeritus Professor.

Sanders, Thomas G., Ph.D. 1974, University of Massachusetts - Civil Engineering; M.S. 1968, University of Massachusetts - Civil Engineering; B.S. 1966, Vanderbilt University - Civil Engineering. Emeritus Professor. Email: tgs@engr.colostate.edu

Shen, Hsieh-Wen, B.S. and M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professional Engineer. Emeritus Professor.

Skinner, Morris M., B.S. and M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of Colorado.  Professional Engineer.  Emeritus Professor.

Sunada, Daniel, B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley. Emeritus Professor. Email: daniel.sunada@colostate.edu

Thompson, Erik, B.S. Southern Methodist University. M.S. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Home address: 1812 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526, Email: thompson@engr.colostate.edu, personal webpage: www.engr.colostate.edu/~thompson/hpage/

Vlachos, Evan C., B.S. University of Athens - Law, M.A. Indiana University - Sociology, Ph.D. Indiana University - Sociology, Ph.D. Indiana University - Sociology. Emeritus Professor. Email: evlachos@engr.colostate.edu

Ward, Robert, B.S. Mississippi State University in Agricultural Engineering. M.S. and Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Watson, Chester, B.S., Louisiana Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Louisiana Tech University; Ph.D., Colorado State University. Emeritus Professor. Email: chester@chestercwatson.com.


Professor Vujica Yevjevich

A Tribute to Professor Vujica Yevjevich

V. Yevjevich, a world renowned hydrologist who dedicated a significant part of his life to the advancement of hydrologic science and water resources engineering, passed away March 26, 2006. He was a Professor of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) during the period 1960-1979.

Professor V. Yevjevich was one of the most influential men in the field of Hydrology and Water Resources and was considered the Father of Stochastic Hydrology, a field that has become a major area of scientific and engineering activity in water resources for the past several decades. His commitment to graduate education at CSU will be always remembered and appreciated.

To learn more about Dr. Yevjevich's life and legacy, click here.

Daryl Simons

In Memoriam of Daryl Simons

Daryl Simons passed away on March 3, 2005, in Fort Collins, Colorado. On August 27, 2005, Colorado State University dedicated the Engineering Research Center Building at its Foothills campus as the Daryl B. Simons Building The dedication was in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the hydraulic engineering profession.

Daryl B. Simons is remembered for his hard work, dedication, and perseverance as an hydraulic engineer. This article describes his life and professional contributions to sediment transport, river engineering, and fluvial systems. It also briefly covers his education, teaching, and research activities; and his contributions to the development of research facilities and to the profession of hydraulic engineering.