Faculty Profile

Michael Hagenberger, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering

GEM 203


Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin 2004
M.E.C.E. - Cornell University 1993
B.S.C.E. - Bucknell University 1992


Professional Engineer, New York, by examination.

Areas of Specialization

Design, analysis and construction of buildings and bridges; behavior and analysis of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures; structural systems.

Courses Taught

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Design of Steel Structures
Masonry Design
Prestressed Concrete Design
Advanced Concrete Design
Senior Design


  • “Managing Senior Projects: Educating Graduates and Undergraduates in a Senior Project Course”, Society of Engineering Educators National Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii June 24-27, 2007, June 24-27, 2007  (Peter Johnson, Doug Tougaw, Jeffrey Will, Mark Budnik, Kathleen Sevener)
  • “Evaluation of Serviceability Requirements for Load Rating Prestressed Concrete Bridges”, Texas Department of Transportation Report, 2007  (Sharon Wood, Brian Heller, and Patrick Wagener)
  • “Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Using 3D Visualization in an Undergraduate Mechanics-Static Course”, 2006 Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, California, October 28-31, 2006  (Pete Johnson and Jeff Will )
  • “Proposed Fatigue Criterion for Load rating Prestressed Concrete Bridges”, 7th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Montreal, 2006 
  • “Revision of a First-Semester Course to Focus on Fundamentals of Engineering”, 2006 American Society of Engineering Educators National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 18-21, 2006  (Barbara Engerer and Doug Tougaw )

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Tau Beta Pi