William Gilbert Grover Blakney

Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
Company: Auburn University
Location: Auburn, Alabama, United States

William Gilbert Grover Blakney, Associate Professor Emeritus at Auburn University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.

Drawing upon four decades of professional experience, Mr. Blakney is a seasoned educator and land surveyor who commenced his career as a topographic engineer for mining and technology surveying in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, beginning in 1950. Spending his early career climbing mountains, flying helicopters, and directing canoes in an effort to survey the Canadian wilderness, he subsequently relocated to the United States in 1958 to act as an associate professor of civil engineering at Auburn University in Alabama for the following year. Thereafter, he served as an associate professor of technology services at the university for the subsequent two years before settling into his most recent position, associate professor of industrial engineering, a role he fulfilled from 1983 to 1990, when he ultimately attained emeritus status.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Blakney pursued formal education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he received a diploma in engineering in 1947. He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science in mining from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1949. After immigrating to the United States, he attended the Ohio State University, where he received a Master of Science in photogrammetry in 1955.

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