Paul J. Ackerman, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

Paul Ackerman
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Contact Information
Civil Engineering Center, Room 108A

Meet Paul J. Ackerman


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Military Institute


  • PE, Registered Engineer (Virginia)
  • RRO, Registered Roof Observer

Recent Publications

  • Predicting and Preventing Perception Problems in Freshmen Engineers, 2019
  • Confidence, Confusion, and Concerns: Perceptions of Freshmen Engineering Students, 2018
  • Learning Off the Grid, 2016
  • Risk-Based Maintenance Management of US Public School Facilities, 2016
  • Consolidating Coursework while Expanding Breadth: Improving the First Year Civil Engineering Experience, 2015

Recent Presentations

  • Yankees, Dollars, and Engineers: VMI's Battle to Maintain a Gothic Image, 2018
  • Estimating Indirect and Direct Costs, 2017
  • Learning Off Gird, 2016
  • Global Water and Sanitation - Student Experiential Learning, 2016

Professional Association

  • American Society of Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants