Faculty Profile: Joanne Moyer
March 31, 2020
Joanne Moyer, civil engineering assistant professor of instruction from The University of Texas at El Paso joined UTEP in the spring 2019 semester. Her research interests concentrate around sustainability and environmental engineering, where she has combined her experiences in construction with urban planning and energy conservation, specifically electricity. Her dissertation research involves using geographic information systems (GIS) of El Paso, concentrating on parts of the city that have had the most growth over the past few years to try to find ways to conserve energy. She received her bachelors and masters at UTEP, then went onto working with a local consultant firm for seven years until she decided to return to UTEP to pursue her Ph.D. degree.
Moyer’s background as a consultant will be very valuable in assisting students in any questions they may have about structural engineering and give them real life advice about what it means to work in industry and what to expect when they transition from being students to working in the field. She also wants to help students understand the vast career paths available to them when they enter civil engineering practice.