Title: Engineering Educator
Company: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Mark H. Houck, Engineering Educator at George Mason University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Engineering Education.
Having worked in engineering education for over 40 years, Mark Houck has had a long and distinguished career. He was inspired to become an engineer by two of his professors in college, who demonstrated how mathematics and engineering could be used to understand and solve a host of complex societal issues. He had a strong desire to help solve problems, and thus began his long and distinguished career. Currently, Mr. Houck serves as a professor at the Volgenau School of Engineering of George Mason University, a position he has held since 1992. He also maintains affiliate faculty status in two other departments at George Mason: Systems Engineering and Operations Research, and Environmental Science and Policy. In addition, Mr. Houck spent 15 years teaching at Purdue University, and has held a visiting professorship at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
In 1972, Mr. Houck graduated from Johns Hopkins University, receiving a Bachelor of Engineering Science in 1972. Continuing his education at Johns Hopkins, he received a PhD in 1976. For his invaluable contributions to both engineering and education, Mr. Houck has been awarded and honored multiple times. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Volgenau School of Engineering of George Mason University in 2005, as well as the Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1988. In addition, he has been inducted into several honors societies, including Sigma Xi, Omega Rho, and Chi Epsilon.
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