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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

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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

Areas of Expertise

  • ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING

Brief Bio

Dr. Alexander H.-D. Cheng came to Ole Miss in 2001 as Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering. In 2009, he was appointed Dean of Engineering. Prior to joining Ole Miss, he taught at Cornell University (1981-82), Columbia University (1982-85), and the University of Delaware (1985-2001). His research interests include groundwater, water resources, boundary element methods, mechanics of porous materials, and nanomechanics. He is the Editor in Chief of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements (an Elsevier journal), Associate Editor of Transport in Porous Media (Springer), International Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanics (Cambridge Univ. Press), and previously Associate Editor for Journal of Engineering Mechanics and Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (ASCE). He was awarded the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by ASCE, the Basic Research Award by the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics, National Research Council, the Eminent Scientist Award by Wessex Institute of Technology, and Maurice A. Biot Medal by ASCE. He served as the President of Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, and Vice President of Academic Affairs of American Institute of Hydrology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wessex Institute of Technology, UK. He has authored 4 books, and edited 4 specialty books and 13 conference proceedings. His research work has been published in more than 150 journal papers. He obtained his degrees from National Taiwan University (B.S.), University of Missouri (M.S.), and Cornell University (Ph.D.).

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