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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Administrator Profile

ALEXANDER H D CHENG

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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229 BREVARD HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7407
Joined UM: 08/14/2001

Brief Bio

Dr. Alexander H.-D. Cheng came to Ole Miss in 2001 as Professor and Chair. Prior to joining Ole Miss, he taught at University of Delaware (1985-2001), Columbia University (1982-85), and Cornell University (1981-82). His research interests include water resources, boundary element methods, mechanics of porous materials, and nanomechanics. He is currently Editor of the international journal Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements (Elsevier), Editor-in-Chief of a book series Progress in Water Resources (WIT Press), and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE). He was awarded the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by ASCE in 1994, the Basic Research Award by the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics, National Research Council in 1994 and 1999, and the Eminent Scientist Award, Wessex Institute of Technology in 2001. At Ole Miss, he was selected for the School of Engineering Faculty Service Award in 2004, and the Outstanding Engineering Faculty of the Year in 2007. He is the author of two books: Multilayered Aquifer Systems (Dekker, 2000), and Trefftz and Collocation Method (WIT Press, 2008). He has also edited more than a dozen books, and also more than a dozen journal special issues. He has published more than one hundred referred journal papers. He has founded two international conference series: the International Conference on Saltwater Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers, and the Biot Conference on Poromechanics. He is an Honorary Professor of the Department of Engineering, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, and is on the Board of Directors of the Wessex Institute of Technology, UK. He served as Chair of Executive Committee of Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the American Institute of Hydrology. He currently serves as the Vice President of the newly formed Engineering Mechanics Institute. He is currently the PI and co-PI of several million-dollar size research grants on nanocomposites, infrastructure protection, and levee protection. He is cited in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and American Man and Woman of Science.

Degrees

BS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY/ TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN (1974)
MS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI/ COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (1978)
PHD
CIVIL ENGINEERING
CORNELL UNIVERSITY/ITHACA, NEW YORK (1981)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
School of Engineering Admin. Council
Other Kind of Committee

Awards

School of Engineering, Faculty Service Award
2004
School of Engineering Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2007